The man tasked with cementing a back-row spot in Kenny Bromwich and the budding back-rower looking to crack first-grade regularly in Joe Stimson have both have re-signed with the Storm.
Bromwich re-signs for three seasons and Stimson for two, with both playing a crucial role at the club moving forward in different ways.
Both players are products of the club’s U20’s graduate system having come through the ranks.
For Bromwich in particular, 2017 is a breakout season on the back of continued form, a Kiwi berth and now a long-term spot in the club’s back-row stocks.
As a club, they are pleased to re-sign the duo, well aware of the importance of both within their team structure.
“Kenny and Joe are important players for the Melbourne Storm moving forward,” said the Storm’s Director of Football, Frank Ponissi.
“Kenny is an emerging leader with our Club and the past 12 months have proven how integral he is to this team.
“It was exciting for everyone at the Club to see Joe make his debut on Friday night, he is a terrific young man and it’s been pleasing to see his development through our system from the Thunderbolts to first-grade.”
Re-signing their key players is something the Storm actively hope to achieve and with the loss of Tohu Harris next year, it makes these two re-signings crucial.
“To have both players commit to staying with us should give everyone associated with our Club great confidence about where we are placed for the future,” added Ponissi.
“We look forward to seeing them continue to develop their game and pushing themselves to take the next step in their careers.”