Barba has joined the Sharks after a sub-par season at the Broncos.
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Ben Barba has joined the Cronulla Sharks, inking a three-year deal with the NRL club.
The 2012 Dally M winner was released from the remaining two years on his Broncos contract after failing to make an impact in his maiden season with the club.
“I’m sure Sharks fans will be really excited about watching Benny play,” coach Shane Flanagan said in a club statement.
“He has flair, x-factor and try scoring ability, but it’s not just about the tries he scores, it’s the tries he creates and the opportunities he provides for others.
“Our attack is an area we need to improve, I’ve focused a lot of my recruitment around that and Benny fits perfectly into the team I’m trying to build.”
The Sharks released controversial five-eighth Todd Carney earlier this year and Barba is viewed as somewhat of a replacement.
The 25-year-old was the Broncos marquee signing for the 2014 season after being released from Canterbury on compassionate grounds.
“I realise I am a professional sportsman and must go where the work is to support and provide for my young family,” Barba said.
“And although it is unfortunate I have had to leave the Brisbane Broncos after just one year, I am grateful to Shane and the Sharks board for providing me with this opportunity to join their club.
“I believe the Sharks have a quality squad and I look forward to playing alongside captain Paul Gallen and former Bulldogs team-mate Mick Ennis.”
Barba has played 122 games since making his NRL debut in 2008, scoring 80 tries.