He might not be in the class of player that is a Cam Smith or a Cooper Cronk but he is a part of the Storm’s nucleus and in a boost for the club and the player himself, prop Bryan Norrie has re-signed with the Storm for a further two years.
Norrie, still only 29, joined the Storm during the 2010 pre-season after being given a chance by Craig Bellamy to play NRL once more, just when it looked like he might be facing the end of his rugby league career.
With 88 appearances for the club, Norrie has since cemented his spot in the Storm line-up on the back of hard work and solid form, establishing himself as a mentor and a leader for the Storm’s younger brigade.
This is evident by the work he does with the Apprenticeship Mentoring Program Electronic Cigarette for the NRL, designed to show the young players the trades and keep them active with options for life after footy.
The club is excited to have retained Norrie, a move that gives their forward pack additional experience, especially with the retirement of veteran prop Jason Ryles.
â€œBryan brings invaluable experience to our club, which is something you simply canâ€™t buy,â€ Melbourne Storm Director Of Football Frank Ponissi said.
â€œNoz is playing wonderful footy, his family has settled into Melbourne and everybody just loves being around him, he really is the perfect fit.
â€œHis leadership and mentoring will be absolutely vital over the next few years, especially with Jason Ryles retiring from the NRL at the end of the season.
â€œWe are extremely pleased to re-sign him again and rest assured we will be using every bit of his experience and knowledge.â€