Was he staying? Was he going? No one knew until now and it’s good news for Melbourne Storm fans with Cam Munster re-signing on a new long term deal.
In the end, perhaps Munster re-signing at the Storm should not surprise anyone but the man himself summed it up.
“I love the Melbourne Storm and I am proud to be committing to the club for a further four years,” Munster said.
Munster praised all those around him from coach Craig Bellamy, the CEO, his teammates and more and knew staying in Melbourne was the move for him.
“The club has always been supportive of me, even through some of the more difficult times, and I appreciate Trippy, Justin, Frank and Craig giving me the time I needed to think through the decision with Bianca and my family,” Munster continued.
“It is such an important decision for me, and in the end, Melbourne is where my heart is, Melbourne is where I want to play my footy, and Melbourne is the club I want to be a part of for the rest of my career.”
Although Munster does have family back in Queensland, it was the fact that his wife Bianca was also comfortable in Melbourne that played a part in his decision.
“I’ve always wanted to be a one club player,” Munster said.
”Storm gave me the chance to play NRL and the club has become a second home for me since making my debut.
“Both Bianca and I have family back in Queensland but we are settled in Melbourne, we have a great support network and we look forward to growing our young family in the years to come.”
As one can imagine, the club is equally pleased to have retained Munster and club Chairman Matt Tripp praised Munster for the way he has matured over the past twelve months.
“Cameron has matured a lot on and off the field over the last 12 months,” Tripp said.
“He has worked extremely hard in the off-season to get himself into shape and has proven he is one of the best players in the NRL competition again this season, winning the Storm Player of the Year Award and Dally M five-eighth player of the year in the NRL team of the year.”