MACKAY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 02: Tino Fa'asuamaleaui of the Storm is wrapped up by the Cowboys defence during the NRL Trial match between the Melbourne Storm and the North Queensland Cowboys on March 02, 2019 in Mackay, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Tino Fa’asuamaleaui made his NRL debut last round and played for just 27 minutes. Yet, the 19-year-old already has offers from rival executives north of one-million dollars.

At nearly 200 cm and just over 100 kg, the young forward drew the eye of scouts from many clubs, including the New Zealand Warriors, as reported by Fox Sports' James Hooper.

The Storm currently have the young player under contract through to the 2020 season at $110,000 and $250,000 per season. They'll be hoping that the opportunity to play alongside Craig Bellamy and Cameron Smith at one of the best NRL clubs is enough to entice him to stay.

All clubs will have the ability to offer Fa’asuamaleaui contracts on November first and we will then know what he priorities. Until then, we can just sit back and watch him grow.

His second career NRL match is next week against the Gold Coast Titans.



  1. Undoubtedly with The Grub George Burgess already shown the door by Bennett…. this young gun will be a target by the club known for its reputation as being the…. cardinal and myrtle Transit Lounge.

    Yes my beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs will throw bucket loads of Crowes cash…. towards this young player…..if he has any common sense…..staying at Melbourne under last seasons bridesmaid coach……would be more logical……learning under the 2nd best coach in the league world us more beneficial…..than learning under a washed up old Timer….who has not won a premiership in 10 seasons.

  2. You are right Chalky….he keeps making the same typing error “my beloved Souths”…….he meant “my beloved Roosters”
    Absolute childish banter

  3. I think your right Rucky. Bellamy is the best coach in the comp. He adds value to everybody’s contract that plays under him.

    Robinson would be the next best coach then probably Hasler, but this young player after one game could not possibly be offered the money talked about. I think he has a brilliant manager spreading lies to raise his value.

    At best for a 1 game rookie he might get 250k if he can play 10 good games by seasons end.

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