By Seagulls Media
The BMD Wynnum Manly Seagulls are pleased to announce the recent signing of premiership winning playmaker Shaun Nona for the remainder of the 2017 season.
Nona, 26, has arrived from the St George Illawarra Dragons after signing before the June 30 deadline. The half had been playing for feeder side the Illawarra Cutters where he won an NRL State Championship in 2016.
The injuries to Travis Burns (hand), Patrick Templeman (shoulder – season), Aaron Booth (foot), Mathew Seamark (shoulder/hand) and Mitchell Cronin (hamstring) prompted the Seagulls to add the quality playmaker for this season. Nona’s signing helps fill the void left by this devastating injury toll, whilst adding class to the Seagulls outfit intent on playing finals football.
Seagulls CEO Hanan Laban believes Nona will give the club an extra boost at an important time in the season.
“Shaun is a proven match winner at Intrust Super Cup level and has spent a lot of time in the NRL system with both the Storm and Dragons,” Laban said.
“He has a professional approach to his football and possesses the play making ability to make a difference to our side. Our injured halves are still a few weeks away and we are at the stage of the season where we need to win football games so he has come at a critical time”.
Nona’s signing means that he will return to the Intrust Super Cup where he played an instrumental role in guiding the Northern Pride to premiership success in 2014.
Shaun Nona: Playing history
> 2016 Intrust Super NSW Premiership Winner – Illawarra Cutters (NRL State Championship Winners)
> 2014 Intrust Super Cup QLD Premiership Winner – Northern Pride (NRL State Championship Winners)
> NSW Residents: 2016
> QLD Residents: 2014, 2015
> St George Illawarra / Illawarra Cutters: 2016 – 2017
> Melbourne Storm / Easts Tigers: 2015
> Northern Pride: 2012 – 2014