Melbourne fans rate him highly and he has enjoyed a solid stint in first-grade since being handed a debut, which has seen the Storm re-sign him for a further two years.
The young player in question – Young Tonumaipea, a strong, committed and versatile winger.
Coming up through the ranks in the local Victorian Rugby League, he is a Northern Thunder junior and has played in the Storm’s SG Ball ranks and for their Holden Cup side.
He also has international accolades to his name, representing Samoa in a mid-season international clash against Fiji.
Knowing how talented he is and what he is capable of, the club just had to re-sign him and are full of praise for the youngster.
â€œYoung is an exciting talent and he has worked extremely hard on all parts of his game and we are very pleased to have him in Melbourne, his hometown, until at least the end of the 2016 season,â€ Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi said.
â€œYoung along with the likes of Tohu Harris, Ben Hampton, Jordan McLean and Kenny Bromwich are developing into very good NRL players, they have come through the Storm system together and are the future of the Club.â€