Every team needs role players and Young Tonumaipea fills that void when required. A hard-working, no-frills player, Tonumaipea has recently been filling in for the injured Cam Munster and performed well.
Hard work never goes unnoticed either, with the Storm utility back re-signing at the club until the end of 2018 with a further option available.
A proud, local Victorian, Tonumaipea came through the club’s system from a young age and is one of just three local Victorians to play in the NRL.
With 28 games to his name since making his club debut in 2014, his versatility has added to his lure, with the club pleased to re-sign him.
â€œBefore Young got injured in Round 8 against the Warriors he was our best outside back by far, he was our most consistent player,â€ said the Storm’s Director of Football, Frank Ponissi.
â€œHe can play on the left and right wing as well as fullback and centre which is really important in the modern game, his utility role is valuable for us going forward.
â€œYoung is a great role model to all the kids coming through the NRL Victoria system. He is proof that you can come through as a Melbourne kid and make it to the Storm.â€
Additionally for Melbourne, they have signed Sydney Roosters forward Vincent Leuluai and PNG representative Justin Olam until the end of 2018.