The Storm have today given their total blessings to the new deal for their former player.
â€œMichael was an outstanding servant of the Storm both on and off the field and we are pleased he has now sorted out his future,â€ said Storm CEO Brian Waldron.
â€œWhen he approached us midway through last year asking for a release to pursue a career in the English Super League, we were happy to grant him his request. We consequently made alternative arrangements to replace Michael for this season. Clearly his circumstances have changed and we never envisaged he would be playing in the NRL again so soon.
â€œSalary Cap restraints made it impossible for us to offer Michael a position at the Storm, however, given the circumstances, all at the Storm are happy heâ€™s playing again and wish him all the best at the Rabbitohs.â€