Cronulla rookie Kyle Flanagan to trial as 2018 NRL debut nears

CRONULLA coach Shane Flanagan will give his son Kyle a shot at an NRL halves spot during the upcoming trials and expects to see him in first-grade this year.

Flanagan revealed Kyle, 19, will play in the Sharks No.7 jersey in his side’s first pre-season trial against Manly at Southern Cross Group Stadium on February 17.

The Sharks coach has previously said he would have no hesitation picking his son for first grade if he feels he’s up to it and Kyle looks set to receive his first taste in the coming months.

While Flanagan said Chad Townsend and Matt Moylan were his first-pick halfback and five-eighth for 2018, he was giving his son every chance to push for a starting spot.

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