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Ronaldo Mulitalo, contract extension, Cronulla Sharks, Jesse Ramien, Siosifa Talakai, Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa

The Sharks are set to announce a two-year extension for Ronaldo Mulitalo earlier this week, with the star winger teasing some “big news”.

Mulitalo’s current contract does not expire until the end of 2023, but he and the club have entered into negotiations before the 22-year-old can hand in a bid from his rivals on November 1.

Kiwi International confirmed foxsports.com.au He said he is pursuing a two-year extension with the Sharks and wants to put pen to paper before the finals.

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And he hopes the extensions of Will Kennedy, Siosifa Talakai, Sione Katoa and Jesse Ramien will go ahead, having opened talks with the club.

It will come later News Corporation He reported that the five players knew they had to accept a small amount of money to stay in the Shire. Because the sharks hat stretches to keep them all.

Mulitalo told foxsports.com.au on Monday that he and his four “best friends” kept the mantra “mind over money” in mind throughout their talks with the Sharks.

We talked about it, back to five, we’re all best mates and that’s what’s cool. We’ve won comps in junior and reserve, so we can have an honest conversation with each other.

“We are not naïve that the market exists, but for us, money does not buy memories.

“We’re not naive about money being an issue these days, but we have to find a way to do it and pull ourselves together to create something special.

“Now the question is, do we want to be part of something special and if that is the case, I think we know what needs to be done to make that happen.

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“All boys have families – all but me – but I have my own priorities.

“We know it’s going to be difficult for the club to keep everyone… we’re trying to make sure everyone gets a piece of the pie.

“Obviously you don’t want to take a big pay cut, you’re not going to play this game for a long time but we talked about the memory of money.

“Whatever those guys decide, it’s completely up to them, but speaking for myself, I see something special here, (so) I’d rather pay $20,000-$30,000 less to play on a successful team.”

Asked when he would like his new contract to be settled, Mulitalo said: “Eventually is better.”

“I know this is true soon… who knows, there might be some big news this week,” he added.

“I can’t speak for the other guys, but I’m sure we’ll do something – I think we’re very close.”

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Mulitalo has not lost the luxury of being sought out by the club, saying he feels “it’s a privilege to even talk about an extension.”

But after becoming one of the competition’s premier wings, he can now ask big questions before signing – rather than taking whatever he gets.

“I think my first question is who’s staying and what’s going on with ‘Fitzy’ (coach Craig Fitzgibbon),” Mulitalo said of his priorities.

We talk about the club and the last two years, I feel we haven’t had that stability in the club, so before anything else I want to be sure.

“The second thing was my family back home, I want to put them in a good financial position and put my mother in a proper home for him to go into.

There were a lot of factors that went into it, I wanted to make sure I had the right people around me.

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Ramien told foxsports.com.au that he would “love to stay” because he and his partner “love the club” and have “built a good life here”.

However, the 25-year-old may not be able to complete a deal until the summer, with his focus solely on the final games.

Ramien said: “We have been in talks in the early stages, but in terms of getting a deadline to sign, it will probably be well before next season.

“I like to put it in the back pocket for the last race. I want to put all my attention at the end of the year for us.

“Once we get to the offseason, I’ll jump in and focus more.”

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