Wanted by other clubs at one point, Will Chambers has made a decision to stick with the Melbourne Storm, re-signing for a further three seasons.
The new deal will see the representative centre remain with the Storm until the end of the 2020 season.
Playing in 42 games from 2007 to 2009 and winning the NRL premiership in 2009, Chambers made a move to rugby union for a couple of seasons before returning to the Storm.
Since then, he has become a mainstay and sits fifth on the club’s list for most games played.
In terms of the NRL, the Storm club is all that Chambers has ever known and his efforts and play never go unnoticed by the club.
“Will has grown up here at the Melbourne Storm, both as a person and as a footballer,” said the Storm’s Director of Football, Frank Ponissi.It was important for us to retain Will as he is a member of our leadership group and brings valuable experience to our squad.
“It was important for us to retain Will as he is a member of our leadership group and brings valuable experience to our squad.”
Regarded as an elite centre of the game, his partnership with high-flying Fijian speedster Suliasi Vunivalu has become a key part of the Storm’s successful start to the year.
“He is one of the leading centres in the competition and is forming a formidable partnership with Suli on the right side,” continued Ponissi.
“Will has started the season in exceptional form and his selection in the Kangaroos and Queensland sides is a testament to that.
“It’s fantastic to have him continue his career with us for at least another three seasons.”