Storm sign Champion, release Inglis

Melbourne Storm is pleased to announce the situation involving Greg Inglis’ proposed move to the South Sydney Rabbitohs has been resolved.

Former Rabbitohs centre Beau Champion has signed a three-year deal with the Storm. South Sydney has signed Inglis, also on a three-year term.

This resolution now concludes all outstanding issues between Storm and Inglis.

Storm CEO Ron Gauci is delighted Inglis has found his way to the Rabbitohs while also signing a quality player in Champion.

“Storm, the NRL and Souths have been working in collaboration tirelessly for what is a magnificent result for each of the players, the Clubs, the League and the game in general,” said Gauci.

“We believe Champion is an exceptional talent with a bright future as a possible State of Origin player.

“I’ve spoken with Beau and he is genuinely excited to be coming to Melbourne to work under Head Coach Craig Bellamy, and alongside some of the world’s best players such as Cam Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk.

“We are pleased Greg has been able to find his way to the club of his choice and can now concentrate on his football, and everyone at Storm wishes him the best for the future.”

The Melbourne Storm playing and coaching group are currently on their Christmas break and will return to training on Monday, January 3.