The Melbourne Storm have landed a $4 million recruitment coup by retaining the most in-demand talent on the NRL’s open market in Kangaroos and Queensland five-eighth Cameron Munster.
In a hammer blow for the NRL’s newest team the Dolphins, Munster has rejected a four-year $5.6 million deal from the NRL’s 17th team to instead re-sign with the Storm for a further four seasons until the end of 2027.
The move is a masterstroke in negotiating from Storm chairman Matt Tripp with the multi-millionaire Melbourne owner spending months behind-the-scenes convincing the Queensland and Australian no.6 to remain a one club player.
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