The Melbourne Storm have moved swiftly to keep two key personnel on board with both Alec Macdonald and Grant Anderson re-signing at the club.

Macdonald, who has now played in 35 NRL games for the Storm since his debut, re-signs until the end of the 2028 season in what has been a tough slog for the New Zealand born forward.

“I’m stoked to have been given a contract for the next few years,” Macdonald said.

“It feels like all my hard work has paid off. I can now focus on my footy and improving even more.

“When I was younger, I struggled to make rep teams so I’m really grateful to Tim Glasby who first spotted me and gave me my first opportunity at Storm.

“Also super grateful to Bellsa [Storm coach Craig Bellamy] and the club for taking a chance on me.”

Staying on board was an easy decision for Macdonald who loves  the culture at the Storm and everything they represent.

“When I first came down, Brisbane was home but now I feel that Melbourne is that,” Macdonald continued.

“I love the club, the culture and the lifestyle down here.”

Anderson, who also had a tough journey before playing NRL, says he is grateful to the Storm and excited to play on with his second family.

‘This is my third year here now and I’m stoked to be here for longer because the club is like a second family,” Anderson said.

“I was playing under-20s and then Covid hit so to be honest I didn’t know where I would end up career-wise.”

Like any player, Anderson’s goal was NRL and he plans to put his heart on his sleeve and perform his best in every game he plays.

“I always dreamed of playing NRL so to be here still doing that is really special and for my family and partner for all the sacrifices and support they have shown to help me along the way, I can’t wait to rip in with the lads,” Anderson continued.

By ricky

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