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An integral member of the Newtown forward pack in 2018, Sharks young gun Briton Nikora was a big reason the Jets were successful in winning their way through to the Intrust Super Premiership Grand Final last season.

A hard-running backrower, Nikora struck up a lethal partnership with half back Kyle Flanagan on the right-hand edge at the Jets, a partnership from which the Sharks might just reap further benefits into the future as the two youngsters push for NRL berths in 2019 and beyond. 

With the retirement of Luke Lewis and the injury to Wade Graham, places in the Sharks forward pack are up for grabs, with Nikora well in the mix should he impress the right people during the upcoming pre-season.

Born in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Nikora represented the Junior Kiwis in 2017, after arriving at the Sharks from the Gold Coast where he played his junior footy for the Parkwood Saints. Nikora played for the Sharks in the NYC in 2016, 2017, before graduating to the NRL squad, the Newtown Jets and the ISP competition last year.

In the first in the Sharks 'Under the Surface' series, we ask Nikora a few hard questions and a few that are not so tough, in getting to know your 2019 Sharks NRL squad.

 

Briton Nikora

Born  December 7, 1997 - Mount Maunganui 
Position Second row
Height  185cm
Weight  95kgs
NRL Games  Yet to make NRL debut