Over the years, a lot of Queensland Cup players have made been scouted and signed by NRL clubs after impressing over a number of games.
The most recent player to be signed in such a fashion is Northern Pride five-eighth Shaun Nona, who will join the Melbourne Storm’s roster for the 2015 season.
Still only 23, Nona is a Queensland Tully Tigers junior and has played with the Pride for three seasons now.
With a representative appearance in the Origin curtain-raiser, Nona is currently second on the point-scoring list in the Queensland Cup.
For the Storm, they are pleased to have him on board and they look forward to seeing him make the most of the opportunity.
â€œWe are pleased to have signed Shaun, having followed his progress this season at Northern Pride,â€ said Storm Football Director, Frank Ponissi.
â€œShaun is a naturally talented player and if he maintains his positive attitude and dedication we believe he will do well in the Melbourne Storm system.â€