Revealed: The SIX NRL clubs that chased Nicho Hynes for his signature before he chose Cronulla Sharks

That’s right – six NRL clubs chased Nicho Hynes before he signed on the dotted line for the Cronulla Sharks.

The playmaker – who is equally adept at fullback and halfback – had been a bit part player with the Melbourne Storm over the past few seasons, but is now determined to nail down a starting spot for the Sharks.

And, he has told Fox Sports just how many teams were actually interested.

“There was a lot more (interest) than I had ever dreamt of. There were a few (clubs)… I don’t want to sound arrogant,” Hynes said.

“I ended up meeting with the Sharks, Broncos, Warriors, there was almost a meeting with the Dragons, the Raiders called as well, and the Cowboys.”

“Come to negotiations time I was like ‘far out, this is happening’,” he added.

“I’m used to Queensland Cup or reserve grade teams wanting to sign me. Now I’ve got a handful of NRL teams. It was just unbelievable.

“I’m very grateful, I definitely won’t take that stuff for granted because it’s something I’ve been wanting for so long.”

Melbourne Storm also wanted to keep Hynes, but he couldn’t resist the pull of Craig Fitzgibbon.

“There was just something about Fitzy that I was drawn to,” Hynes continued.

“Obviously Melbourne wanted to keep me as well and I had long chats with (football manager) Frank (Ponissi) and (coach) Craig (Bellamy), I was always honest with them from the start.

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