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Roosters to play at Adelaide Oval in 2017

Sunday November 20, 2016 by  

The Sydney Roosters have today announced that the Club will host a ‘home’ game in Adelaide in 2017.

The match will be played at one of the country’s most iconic grounds – Adelaide Oval – and will be the first time that the Sydney Roosters have played in South Australia.

South Australian Tourism and Sport Minister Leon Bignell today joined Roosters CEO John Lee, Head Coach Trent Robinson and senior player Mitchell Aubusson, as well as NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan, to make the announcement at Adelaide Oval. Read more

Bromwich named Storm’s best in consecutive years

Thursday October 8, 2015 by  

New Zealand international Jesse Bromwich claimed Melbourne Storm’s Player of the Year award for the second year running after being crowned the Club’s best player in 2015, at the Storm’s end of season awards ceremony on Wednesday night.

Bromwich backed up his outstanding 2014 season with another exceptional campaign in 2015, finishing five votes clear of Captain Cameron Smith and youngster Cameron Munster who both finished in second place.

In front of a sold out function at Peninsula Docklands, Head Coach Craig Bellamy presented Bromwich with the bronze trophy and medallion after a season where the 26-year old confirmed his status as rugby league’s premier front-rower. Read more

Champion fullback inks new deal

Thursday August 27, 2015 by  

Billy Slater is set to finish his illustrious National Rugby League career in a purple jersey after re-signing with Melbourne Storm for two years.

The champion fullback was due to come out of contract at the end of the season but has penned a new deal with the Club that will extend his career to 15 seasons at the top level.

Storm’s deal with Slater, 32, will see the Queensland and Australian player in reach of the coveted 300 game milestone, with the long-time No. 1 currently sitting on 277 first grade matches. Read more

Slater to miss remainder of 2015 season

Thursday June 18, 2015 by  

Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2015 NRL season with a shoulder injury.

The difficult decision to call an early end to his season was made by Slater late on Thursday afternoon after being assessed by Storm medical staff.

Slater will undergo surgery in the coming week to repair a labral tear of his Glenohumeral joint to his left shoulder, an injury he sustained in Storm’s Round Five match against the Warriors. Read more

Hoffman to depart at season’s end

Thursday May 8, 2014 by  

Melbourne Storm will farewell one of its favourite sons at the end of the year, with Ryan Hoffman agreeing to a three-year deal with New Zealand Warriors from 2015.

Hoffman made the decision yesterday and spent the afternoon and evening personally telling teammates and family, something that was important to him to do. He reiterated his full commitment to the Club for the remainder of the season, aiming to end his 11-year career at Storm with Premiership success.

Hoffman said it was hard to leave the Club he has called home for over a decade. Read more

Bromwich commits to Storm

Tuesday March 18, 2014 by  

After re-signing Captain Cameron Smith last week, the good news continues at Melbourne Storm with talented front rower Jesse Bromwich committing to the club for a further four years.

And young guns Slade Griffin and Cameron Munster have also agreed to terms with the club, tying them to Melbourne Storm for two and three years respectively.

Bromwich, 24, has confirmed his status as one of the best props in the competition, having cemented his starting spot in Storm’s line-up over the last two seasons. He was the only Storm player to have played every game in 2013 and this season is scheduled to notch up his 100th first grade appearance. Read more

Storm completes 2014 playing roster

Thursday January 23, 2014 by  

Melbourne Storm has completed its playing roster for 2014 with the signing of Joel Romelo and Ben Roberts.

Romelo, 24, made his first grade debut in 2009 with Penrith, before moving to the Bulldogs where he played 26 games between 2010 and 2013.

Having originally signed with Storm’s feeder team Brisbane Easts, Romelo has been training with Storm during pre-season under the relationship between the two clubs. Read more

FFA approves Melbourne Heart licence acquisition

Thursday January 23, 2014 by  

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced that the acquisition of the Melbourne Heart licence in the A-League by English Premier League club Manchester City and its Australian partners has been approved.

Under the terms of the transaction, the new owners will assume responsibility for all existing obligations of Melbourne Heart.

FFA CEO David Gallop said the acquisition of the Melbourne Heart licence was a huge vote of confidence in the future of the A-League. Read more

Brisbane to host powerhouse match

Wednesday November 20, 2013 by  

Brisbane NRL Expansion Bid team, the Brisbane Bombers, will sponsor the first Brisbane-based powerhouse Rugby League match of 2014, the inaugural Pre-Season Charity Cup, between 2012 grand finalists Melbourne Storm and Canterbury–Bankstown Bulldogs, on Sunday February 23 at Suncorp Stadium.

The Brisbane Bombers are thrilled to help deliver a top-flight game to hungry South-East Queensland League supporters who will be starved of a pre-season game in the city due to the NRL All Stars match being shelved for 2014.

With NRL expansion looming, the Bombers are keen to demonstrate that Brisbane has the goods to support more great Rugby League with a healthy turn out. Read more

Cronk wins 2013 Dally M player of the year

Tuesday October 1, 2013 by  

In the most thrilling count in Dally M Medal history, Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has defied late challenges from Daly Cherry-Evans, Johnathan Thurston and Todd Carney to win Rugby League’s highest individual honour for the first time in front of a star-studded audience at The Star, in Sydney.

Sharing the lead on 26 points at the end of the penultimate round of voting, Cronk watched on as Cherry-Evans and Thurston both polled two points in the final round to jump into a four-way tie for the lead.

With the luckless Carney, the 2010 Dally M Medal winner, stranded on 26 points after missing the final two matches through injury, the last chance to snatch the award fell to Cronk. Read more