Former NRL utility to return after signing with Melbourne

Blake Green

Some fans around the NRL will know him well as he enjoyed previous stints with their club and after a successful period at the Wigan Warriors, Blake Green is set to return to the NRL in 2015.

The talented utility has signed a 2-year deal with the Melbourne Storm and will help to aid their halves especially, with a fair bit of inexperience tucked away in their depth.

Before joining the Storm, Blake Green will see out his current Wigan deal which expires at the end of the season.

Satisfied with his time at Wigan, Green was quick to thank the club for their continued hospitality and knows it was the right time to return home.

“I would like to thank Shaun Wane and Kris Radlinski for giving me the opportunity to play at this historic Club,” said Green.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and made some wonderful friends and created memories that will stay with me forever. I would also like to give special thanks to Shaun and his coaching staff for improving my game and giving me the tools that I will need to be a success in the NRL.

“It was always my ambition to establish myself as a number 6 in First Grade and being part of Wigan has built my profile that will stand me in good stead in the future.

“2013 was a fantastic year for Wigan – winning the double – and I am confident that my injury will be sorted soon so I can play my part in trying to retain the Super League trophy again. The Wigan Club and the fans will remain part of me forever. I leave with a heavy heart but it is the right time for my career and for my family to return to home to Australia.”

Although disappointed to see Green leave, Wigan coach Shaun Wane understands the decision that Green has made to return home.

“Blake has been outstanding for us and a pleasure to coach over the past 18 months,” said Wane.

“I would have loved to have kept him but following discussions it was clear that he wants to return home to Australia with his young family and has the opportunity to join a top club over there.

“His departure provides a great opportunity for one of our young halves to step up and I have every confidence that the likes of George Williams, Sam Powell and (Ryan) Rocky Hampshire will grasp the opportunity and cement themselves as first team stars during Blake’s injury absence, making the transition at the end of the season a seamless one.”

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