SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Nelson Asofa-Solomona of the Storm is tackled during the round 24 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Melbourne Storm at Brookvale Oval on August 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm has announced the re-signings of five players ahead of its blockbuster match at AAMI Park on Saturday night against the Sharks.

Kenny Bromwich, Cheyse Blair, Felise Kaufusi, Nelson Asofa-Solomona and Mark Nicholls have all agreed to terms to remain in the purple jersey.

Bromwich and Blair will both remain in Melbourne until the end of the 2018 season, while Nicholls, Kaufusi and Asofa-Solomona have all re-committed to the Club for an additional year (2017).

Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi said securing the five players, all of which are 26 years or younger, was important for the Club’s success moving forward.

“All five players are an integral part of Melbourne Storm both now and into the future,” Ponissi said.

“It was important for us to see these boys stay at the Club to help us strive for continued success.

“We look forward to seeing all of them continue to develop, improve and play good football in Melbourne next season and beyond.”



  1. This is great news for the club and us supporters – such a significant announcement as it confirms (young, good) players want to be here. Great stability for these guys to be in amoungst the others already commited – bring on this weekend and the finals – and we are also looking good for 2017…

  2. Great retention there. Good young players recognising a quality club with a great culture. Superb place to further develop their skills

  3. The endless cap (legal 3rd parties) continues.

    Until the NRL puts an end to legal 3rd party deals – the Competition will never be fair.

    Should be a salary cap and that is all.

    Brisbane, roosters, storm, Cowgirls – all top legal 3rd party deals.
    Some teams have a better opportunity due to connections or being 1 team towns. This shouldn’t disadvantage all other teams.

  4. jealous fans need to stfu about the salary cap, just because a club is better at managing their cap then your club is doesn’t mean they’re cheating the cap.

    • Andrew Gee resigning and refusing to cooperate with an NRL investigation isn’t managing a salary cap, and only a deluded fool would think otherwise.

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