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Kurt Capewell signs with Cronulla Sharks

Ipswich Jets player Kurt Capewell has signed an NRL deal to join the Cronulla Sharks.
Ipswich Jets player Kurt Capewell has signed an NRL deal to join the Cronulla Sharks. David Nielsen

KURT Capewell has become the sixth player form this year's Ipswich Jets team to sign an NRL deal for 2016.

The 22-year-old announced a two year deal with the Cronulla Sharks on Tuesday.

Capewell, formerly a centre who switched to the second row this season, joins fellow Jets player Josh Cleeland at the Sharks next season.

"I've got the opportunity to go down there to a great club and hopefully play some NRL," Capewell said.

"To get to train  and play beside Josh is a positive.

"I'll fill in wherever they want me to."

Capewell made a huge impression after switching to second row this season.

His size, explosive speed and footwork proved a nightmare for the opposition as he regularly tore holes in rival defensive lines.

"I probably won't be in there straight away (playing NRL)," Capewell said.

"But hopefully I get a chance.

"That's the only reason I'm leaving."

It brings to six the number of players from this year's Queensland Cup and State Championship winning Ipswich Jets team to have signed an NRL contract for next year.

The six are Carlin Anderson (Brisbane Broncos), Matt Parcell (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Rod Griffin and Billy McConnachie (Wests Tigers), Cleeland and Capewell.

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