Cameron Munster has ended months of hypothesis about his taking part in future by turning down an enormous provide from the NRL’s latest membership to re-sign with the Melbourne Storm.
- Munster was already contracted by the Storm to the tip of the 2023 season
- He had been contemplating a proposal from the Dolphins
- Now Munster joins the likes of Harry Grant and Ryan Papenhuyzen in signing long-term Storm offers
Munster has agreed to a four-year contract extension that can preserve the Queensland State of Origin star on the Storm by means of to the tip of the 2027 season.
The choice ends a public bidding struggle between the Storm and the Dolphins, who will enter the NRL subsequent 12 months.
It’s understood Munster has given up a big sum of money to remain in Melbourne as an alternative of heading again to his dwelling state, Queensland.
Solely on Wednesday, the 28-year-old stated he was nonetheless torn over the choice about his taking part in future, along with his present Storm contract expiring on the finish of subsequent season.
Nonetheless, earlier than heading to England with the Kangaroos squad for the Rugby League World Cup, Munster let the Storm know of his intention to stick with the membership .
“I like the Melbourne Storm and I’m proud to be committing to the membership for an extra 4 years,” Munster stated in a Storm assertion.
“It’s such an essential resolution for me and, ultimately, Melbourne is the place my coronary heart is. Melbourne is the place I need to play my footy, and Melbourne is the membership I need to be part of for the remainder of my profession.
“I’ve at all times wished to be a one-club participant. Storm gave me the prospect to play NRL and the membership has change into a second dwelling for me since making my debut.”
Storm chair Matt Tripp stated the membership was thrilled the “generational expertise” was staying with the NRL powerhouse.
“Cameron will at all times be a Queenslander, however we’re happy he now calls Melbourne dwelling as effectively,” Tripp stated.
“Cameron has matured quite a bit, on and off the sector, during the last 12 months. He has labored extraordinarily onerous within the low season to get himself into form and has confirmed he is likely one of the greatest gamers within the NRL once more.”
Munster joins Harry Grant, Jahrome Hughes, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Xavier Coates, Justin Olam and Christian Welch, who’ve all signed long-term offers to remain at Storm till at the very least the tip of the 2025 season.