2022-04-22 04:33:00

Sharks star Matt Moylan has gone from the outhouse to the penthouse in the space of a few months.

The playmaker was instrumental in Cronulla’s win over the Sea Eagles on Thursday night and his future is looking brighter every time he steps onto the football field in 2022.

Moylan was reportedly forced to accept a one-year, cut-price contract last year as a result of a form slump.

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He remains uncontracted beyond the 2022 season, but it has now emerged the 30-year-old’s career will be extended into at least 2023.

The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield reports the former Panthers captain is wanted at the Sharks next year and coach Craig Fitzgibbon is ready to talk deals.

“Interesting with Moylan, they only signed him for one year because they weren’t convinced in the off-season that his head was right, that he was putting in to justify his salary,” Rothfield said on Fox League’s NRL 360.

“But Fitzy said, and I spoke to him this afternoon, they’re ready to talk again.

“He’s shown them enough in six weeks that Fitzy wants to sit down and talk next year.”

The situation has taken a dramatic twist with a suggestion on Friday, Moylan may have attracted the eye of Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett.

The veteran coach is reportedly getting desperate in searching for players as the new franchise prepares to enter the NRL next year.

Channel 7’s Michelle Bishop told SEN she would not be surprised if Bennett swooped to trump any offer the Sharks were prepared to put to Moylan.

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“He’s very comfortable in his role at the moment with Nicho Hynes,” she said.

“I called them the odd couple and I was worried about if that was ever going to work. And it has.

“I’m just going to put it out there, with his performance and even last night, I won’t be surprised if Bennett and the Dolphins don’t come and have at least a conversation with Allan Gainey, his manager, if the Sharks only offer a one-year deal.

“His utility value is really solid if he stays injury free that is. He’s such a good buy at the right price.”

Teammates said during the pre-season Moylan had impressed them with his performances.

Braden Hamlin-Uele declared Moylan had been in “scary” form heading into the start of the year.

It comes after reports the Dolphins have signed Panthers playmaker Sean O’Sullivan.

O’Sullivan impressed in the No. 7 jersey in the opening three games of the season while Nathan Cleary was injured.

“The other thing I think we’ll find in the next few weeks will be (the Dolphins) halfback next year will be Sean O’Sullivan from the Panthers,” Phil Rothfield said on NRL 360 this week.

“He is only on a one-year deal at Penrith. He was outstanding early on. Admittedly, he was spinning the football to a great backline at Penrith.”

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