The St George Illawarra Dragons have granted Gerard Beale a formal release from his current playing contract.
Beale has been granted an early release to take-up a multi-year opportunity with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
Beale made his first-grade debut for the Club in opening round of the 2013 campaign against the Melbourne Storm and made 29 appearances in total.
“Gerard has been provided an opportunity to join the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on a multi-year contact which he has accepted ahead of next season,” said Head Coach Paul McGregor.
“The Dragons would like to thank him for his services to our Club and wish him the very best for his future.”