GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 11: Cameron Munster of the Melbourne Storm in action during the round 21 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Melbourne Storm at Central Coast Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Gosford, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Expansion team Brisbane Bombers have identified Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster as their key target, according to The Courier Mail.

Munster's management were reportedly contacted by the Bombers as recently as a fortnight ago, who they see as their No. 1 signing target as the team looks to spearhead their prospects of becoming Brisbane's second team.

However, the 26-year old last season signed a $3.6 million contract extension with the Storm, tying him to the club until the end of 2023.

Bombers director Nick Livermore declared Munster would be the ideal marquee player for his team.

“A guy like Cameron Munster would be the perfect poster boy,” Livermore told The Courier Mail.

“I don‘t know too many Queensland kids who wouldn’t want to be part of a start-up second Brisbane team.”

Munster has largely been viewed as the Storm's future captain who will lead them into their post-Cameron Smith era.

But should Craig Bellamy depart the club at the end of 2021 amid reports of a mega deal to join the Brisbane Broncos, Munster could reconsider his future.

The Broncos could also join the race to sign Munster, with the Queenslander admitting in a pre-season interview that returning to his home state is "always an option".

“It’s something I wouldn’t rule out,” Munster told The Courier Mail.

“The Storm are a great club and they have done a lot for me, so there’s that appeal of being a one-club man.

“But being a Queensland boy, that (going home) is always an option. It’s a business at the end of the day so I will do what’s best for me and my family.”

Munster has played 129 NRL games for the Storm after making his debut in 2014.

He has also played four Tests for Australia and made seven State of Origin appearances for Queensland.


  1. If I was to make an extension team in Brisbane, you’d have to plan on bringing in a lot of Queensland talent

    I think you’d have to start with Harry Grant then look at who’s available really Tristan Sailor, Ben Hunt, Christian Welch, Thomas Fleger. Then mix in a couple other surprises.

    1. Tristan Sailor
    2. Dane Gagai
    3. Tautau Moga
    4. Patrick Herbert
    5. Jordan Rapana
    6. Lachlan Lam
    7. Ben Hunt
    8. Jarrod Wallace
    9. Harry Grant
    10. Christian Welch
    11. Coen Hess
    12. Angus Crichton
    13. Jack De Belin

    14. Ray Stone
    15. Thomas Fleger
    16. Isiah Pappalii
    17. Jack Hetherington

    This would be a good start

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