SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Cameron Munster of the Storm looks dejected as he leaves the field after being sent to the sin bin during the 2018 NRL Grand Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm have secured Cameron Munster for a further three years.

The five-eighth has recommitted with the Storm on a multi-million dollar deal, despite interest from numerous clubs.

Both parties agreed to terms on a new deal this week, which will make the 24-year-old one of the highest paid players in the game.

Attention will now turn to which position Munster will play next season.

Muster has excelled playing as a five-eighth this season and his form has seen him be picked in the position for Queensland and Australia.

However, the Queenslander is known to prefer the fullback position.

“That’s my favourite position, but it’s hard for myself because I played Origin at five-eighth this year, I played for Australia at the World Cup at five-eighth,” Munster said last month.

“It’s tough because if I go back to square one at fullback, I’ve got the likes of Val Holmes, [James] Tedesco, Kalyn Ponga playing fullback.

“There are a few players there and it will be tough to try and challenge them for that jersey.”

11 COMMENTS

  1. HUGE decision here by Munster. He had a chance to leave the sinking ship of Melbourne and take a huge payday elsewhere, but instead chose to stay loyal. Rejoice Melbourne fans, there will be no dark days once Cam retires. As long as young Brandon Smith continues to develop, that is.

      • Losing 2 generational talents (perhaps 3 next year) in consecutive years indicates a collapse.

      • Sammy’s only salty Phoenix after taking in all that saltwater after the Broncos Titanic hit a Cowboys iceberg in the closing stages of the 2015 GF when victory was in sight.

        So how’s Ben Hunt settling in at the Dragons? I bet he’d love to “catch” up if you cared to “drop” by.
        😂😂😂😂😂

        • Hunt is the most overrated flop in the league. Never rated him, even at Brisbane. That “performance” in the Grand Final cemented my resentment. I think Mary should’ve dropped him last year if they had more depth.

          On a side note, have fun with the dried hunk of skin and bones you now have as a coach. I would wrap him up in a red and green bow, but that would probably kill the poor bloke at this point.

        • Everyone talks about that dropped catch by Hunt but the key moments for mine came before that, before even the last second Kyle Feldt try.

          Kyle Feldt first knocked down a pass from Milford to an ummarked support runner and then backed up to tackle Hunt and disposses Hunt of the ball when he looked to offload as he was being tackled. WHY? With a couple of tackles up their sleeve and a chance to run down the clock and kick into touch, WHY pass? There was ONLY a minute and a half left on the clock at that stage and victory was all but guaranteed.

          Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

        • Also, Milford kicking into touch with about 5 left whilst the Cowboys defense was scattered and a 3 on 2 break was possible, it was then I realized Bennet’s tactics were too outdated to lead Brisbane to a premiership. I was correct.

  2. Ah, pity! I was hoping Souths could lure “Eddie” Munster to Redfern since we desperately need a quality specialist FB.

    Oh well, scratch that off my Christmas wish list. Besides, I must be on Santa’s “naughty list” anyway because I’m already getting a “Papa Smurf” instead.

    • Maybe a swap of Boyd for Reynolds would make you feel better. I know it would make me smile.

      Brisbane finally moving ,what was once a great coach, on was on my Christmas list. Bennett going to Souths, well that is just onion gravy on a Christmas roast.

      Mind you IF Souths do have a great 2019, I will be waiting for the inevitable bleating from Bunnies supporters about the genius recruitment decision.

      Rugby League is a fickle game.

      • Well done tommy, you’ve just had a dollar each way and you win no matter which result comes in.

        If Souths bomb you get to have the last laugh and if Souths get premiership number 22 then it’s ALL due to “old man Bennett” and you get to be “Charlie Chuckles” all over again.

        No, Reynolds stays and you keep Darius who finally got caught without a chair when the music stopped and all the coaches grabbed a seat. I guess poor Darius will now just become a ward of the QLD state. 😂😂😂

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