Rugby League Melbourne - News, Signings and Rumours

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Ryley Jacks is back training with Melbourne as the club explores a possible homecoming for the free agent to replace half Brodie Croft, who is likely to be heading to Brisbane.

Jacks has been handed a train and trial deal by the Storm – he made his NRL debut with Melbourne in 2017 before shifting to the Gold Coast last season – and has been on deck since their return to pre-season.

 

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One of the game’s most exciting young hookers, 21-year-old Harry Grant, has extended his NRL contract with Melbourne Storm until the end of the 2022 season.

Elevated to Storm’s full-time NRL squad for the first time in June, Grant has impressed Melbourne’s coaching staff with his continued development and excellent form with feeder club Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Intrust Super Cup.

 

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Brodie Croft, who has played 39 matches for the Storm including 22 in last year's minor premiership-winning season, is set to be released from his Melbourne contract in order to join Brisbane.

 

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The Wests Tigers have turned their attention to Melbourne flyer Josh Addo-Carr after withdrawing their offer to Latrell Mitchell on Thursday morning.

Within hours of pulling the pin on their four-year deal with Mitchell, NRL.com can reveal the Tigers made enquiries with Addo-Carr's management about the prospect of bringing the international winger back to the club.

The Tigers, who grew frustrated with Mitchell's indecision about his future, are desperate to add some speed to their backline and have now identified Addo-Carr as their priority after Nine News reported on Wednesday night that he was meeting with Storm officials about a potential release from his remaining two years.

Addo-Carr is believed to be keen to return to Sydney due to personal reasons and made his NRL debut at the Tigers in 2016 before moving to Melbourne and establishing himself as a NSW and Australian representative.

 

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Melbourne Storm has today confirmed the release of NRL squad members Curtis Scott and Brodie Croft from the remainder of their contracts to allow them to take up opportunities elsewhere in the competition.

 

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Melbourne Storm has confirmed star Josh Addo-Carr will suit up in purple in 2020, contrary to speculation the winger wanted an early release and return to Sydney.

 

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Halfback Ryley Jacks has rejoined Melbourne Storm, signing on for the 2020 NRL season on a one-year contract as a member of the top 30 squad.

 

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Fijian international Suliasi Vunivalu has today announced his commitment to the final year of his current contact with Melbourne Storm in 2020 before leaving the club to switch to rugby union from 2021.

 
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The Sunshine Coast Falcons have announced Intrust Super Cup Second Rower of the Year Chris Lewis has signed a full-time development contract with Melbourne Storm.

Lewis has immediately relocated to Melbourne to take up the offer and completed his first week of full-time pre-season training last week with the Storm.

 
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Josh Addo-Carr is set for crunch talks with Storm boss Craig Bellamy on Monday – with the NSW Origin winger expected to tell his coach he wants out.
 

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Melbourne have filled out 28 of their top 30 over summer with a number of youngsters promoted to top squad deals.

Forward Max King and fullback Nicho Hynes each played NRL for the Storm in 2019 and have been confirmed in the top 30 since the initial squad was announced in November.

Bati international and former Shark, centre Isaac Lumelume, has also been given a top squad spot while Intrust Super Cup forward pair, Darryn Schonig and Aaron Pene, have been added to the top 30 to boost the club's forward depth.

Pene shifted from the Central Queensland Capras to the Easts Tigers in 2019 and took up a Storm development deal while Schonig is a former Northern Pride front rower who joined the Sunshine Coast Falcons and Storm system in 2019.

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