Craig Bellamy, Melbourne Storm coach was ecstatic with the news, as the Storm prepare for their clash with the Panthers.
â€œThis is another great boost for our club and we are really pleased Duff has committed for three more years,â€ Bellamy said.
â€œHe is a great kid to coach, he has good pace and can find the try line. Most importantly, he has a strong desire to improve and is willing to learn, which is vital for him to become the player we all believe he can be.
â€œOn the back of last weekâ€™s announcements on Slater, Proctor and Hinchcliffe, this result ensures our future roster remains on track, especially the core group of players from the 2009 NYC premiership winning team.
For Duffie, whilst the allure of joining another club was strong, the Storm are his home, and that is where he feels most comfortable, and he just could not see himself leaving the club.
â€œI had some wonderful options to join other clubs with coaches who have played a big part in my life, but Storm is where I want to play my football and Melbourne is where I want to live.
â€œCraig was a major factor in my decision. I love being coached by him and Iâ€™m excited about the future under his coaching.
â€œWe have a great bunch of players and staff down at Storm. Melbourne is definitely home for me now, so I couldnâ€™t be happier.”