The Melbourne Storm have brought ex-Parramatta forward Tepai Moeroa back to the NRL from rugby union on a short-term deal.
Moeroa has signed a contract until the end of this season and it comes at a time when there is a real dearth of quality forwards on the market.
Melbourne had been on the lookout for an extra middle forward with NRL experience to tie them over until the end of the year.
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Storm recruitment boss Paul Bunn circulated an email to a number of leading player agents over the past month asking for players who fitted that description.
While the signing is a coup for the Storm, Moeroa’s exit from rugby union leaves the code with a black eye.
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