At the beginning of last year, Bryan Norrie was heading to Wagga Wagga as captain and coach of local team the Kangaroos. Tonight he runs out with the Melbourne Storm forward pack against the Bulldogs with the confidence he will be at the club another two years.
The Storm will next week announce that the veteran front-rower has been re-signed until the end of 2013. Norrie has transformed himself from a player who could not fully establish himself at three previous NRL clubs to one of the Storm’s top props. So when he told the Storm he wanted to remain with the club next year, the Storm was quick to accept.
“He’s been one of our form forwards for the last 18 months, the work rate that he gets through in a game is enormous and his off-field leadership is outstanding as well,” football operations manager Frank Ponissi said.
Norrie said he was enjoying his resurgence after looking at the end of an unfulfilled career 18 months ago.