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Melbourne said farewell to centre Will Chambers at the club’s presentation night on Tuesday with the veteran set to finish his career in Japanese rugby.
 

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What’d you make of it ALX?

Not the worst crime, but still not a good look I guess.....
Channel 9 showed some footage from the club showing a man striking possibly Vunivalu. Asofa-Solomona will probably face a 2-3 game ban and a suspended fine or something. At least his teammates will know that he is loyal.
 

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The National Rugby League (NRL) has today suspended Melbourne Storm player Nelson Asofa-Solomona for three matches after an incident in Bali.

The suspension will cover the three upcoming test matches Asofa-Solomona was due to represent New Zealand in.

Asofa-Solomona was also issued with a suspended $15,000 fine.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/18/nelson-asofa-solomona/
https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/16/nrl-investigating-storm-players-alleged-role-in-bali-incident/
https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/18/asofa-solomona-explains-role-in-bali-incident/
 

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The National Rugby League (NRL) has today suspended Melbourne Storm player Nelson Asofa-Solomona for three matches after an incident in Bali.

The suspension will cover the three upcoming test matches Asofa-Solomona was due to represent New Zealand in.

Asofa-Solomona was also issued with a suspended $15,000 fine.

https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/18/nelson-asofa-solomona/
https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/16/nrl-investigating-storm-players-alleged-role-in-bali-incident/
https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/18/asofa-solomona-explains-role-in-bali-incident/
What else could he have done?

I think many would’ve reacted the way he did and been there for his mate....
 
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Melbourne Storm will head across the Tasman to play the NZ Warriors in the North Island city of Palmerston North in their first NRL pre-season trial for the 2020 season.

The encounter with the Warriors has been set for Central Energy Trust Arena on Saturday, February 22 (5.00pm kick-off) with tickets expected to go on sale in early November.

https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/20192/10/24/melbourne-to-cross/
 

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Brisbane and the Melbourne Storm are engaged in a standoff, with the Broncos' discussions with Brodie Croft coming to a grinding halt.

NRL.com understands discussions between the Broncos and Storm reached a stalemate this week, with the No.7’s management indicating to Storm officials that he will see out his deal at Melbourne.

 

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With pre-season only days away, we caught up with Football Administration Coordinator Ryan Hoffman to find out what our first to third year players can expect over the next few weeks.

 

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Maroons forward Felise Kaufusi has given his strongest indication yet that he intends to take up a two-year option in his favour and remain at the Melbourne Storm until the end of 2022.

 

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Melbourne Storm has locked in contract extensions with four members of its forward pack, including a State of Origin player and three Test representatives.

New Zealand Kiwis rep and Dally M Second-Rower of the Year finalist Kenny Bromwich and Fiji Bati front-rower Tui Kamikamica - who are coming off career-best seasons in 2019 - have signed on with Storm through to the end of the 2022 season.

Queensland State of Origin star Christian Welch has taken up his option to remain with Melbourne for 2020, while Tongan representative Albert Vete, who was off contract, has been given a one-year extension.

 
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It’s official – the NRL’s all-time games record holder, Cameron Smith, will be back for a 19th season with Melbourne Storm in 2020.

The 36-year-old Storm captain will resume training with his teammates in the first week of January ahead of the start of the NRL season in March.

 

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When the Melbourne Storm sign a player, they tell him to bring his steel-capped boots.

Since 2004, the Storm have sent new players to spend two weeks labouring on building sites while they continue pre-season training.

Last Monday the club sent nine newcomers to work with various trusted builders. The program has become an institution at Storm and a test of character.