New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing

  • 08/09/2017
Gerard Beale.
Gerard Beale. Photo credit: Getty Images

The Warriors have officially confirmed the signing of Cronulla Sharks utility Gerard Beale on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old has played 161 NRL games over nine years with the Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sharks, as well as 10 Tests for the Kiwis.

Coach Stephen Kearney is delighted to bring the Brisbane-born player on board.

"Gerard is professional in all he does and has a wonderful attitude," he said.

"The way he has overcome adversity with injuries earlier in his career shows the sort of character he has.

"He's going to be a great addition to our squad with his ability to play in all the positions in the outside backs."

Meanwhile, Warriors CEO Cameron George believes Beale will bring a wealth of experience to the Warriors youthful backline.

"While there has been a lot of discussion about Gerard coming to the club, we weren't in a position to make an announcement until his contract had been officially signed by both parties," said George.

"Now the formalities have been completed, we're delighted to have him included in our 2018 squad. He was a premiership winner with Cronulla last year and brings exceptional NRL and international experience."

Beale is the club's third signing, joining Tohu Harris and Leivaha Pulu on their way to Auckland next year.