William Warbrick, a Kiwi rugby sevens star and Jayden Nikorima, a once promising rugby league player have both signed with the Melbourne Storm.
Warbrick was a member of the Kiwi sevens side that won the silver medal at the recent Tokyo Olympics.
His talents captured the eye of Storm heavyweights who see him as an outside back in rugby league.
Warbrick will join the Storm on two-year deal.
“William has some experience at playing league during his school days, so the game won’t be totally new to him,” Storm General Manager – Football Frank Ponissi said.
“Once we were made aware by his management that William was seeking to make a switch away from sevens, we were immediately interested and happy to have an initial chat.”
The Storm believe what Warbrick has what it takes to perform well at the NRL level.
“We think William has what it takes to make it in the NRL and will give him every opportunity to achieve his potential,” Ponissi continued.
The Storm have also added Nikorima for the 2022 season.
Nikorima, who once played for the Sydney Roosters, has most recently played for QLD Cup side, Redcliffe.