Melbourne Storm re-sign top prop
Storm front-row forward Jesse Bromwich has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal (with an option for a further two years) to remain in Melbourne.
The Storm and Kiwi enforcer has inked a contract that will see him continue wearing the purple jersey until at least the end of 2020.
This long-term commitment ensures Bromwich will be a pillar of the Storm's forward pack for years to come.
Winner of Storm's Player of the Year award for the last three consecutive seasons, Bromwich has built himself into the best big man in the competition.
The 27-year-old has played 160 games for Melbourne since graduating from the club's development system in 2009.
After featuring in Storm's historic Under-20s Premiership win in 2009, Bromwich was also a key member of the club's 2012 NRL Premiership side.
Last season saw him step even further into the game's elite status. After being promoted to Storm's leadership group, Bromwich was named captain of the New Zealand national team. He later capped off a stellar season by being crowned Dally M Prop of the Year for the first time in his career.
Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi believed Bromwich's long-term commitment to Storm was a great testament to the Club’s direction moving forward.
"To have Jesse commit to a three-year deal is an enormous statement both for the short term and long-term future of the club," Ponissi said.
"His hard work and commitment has seen him develop into the best front rower in the NRL and we look forward to seeing him continue at the high level he has set, while also helping to develop the younger players around him.
"Jesse is an extremely respected and highly valued player at Melbourne Storm and he is a genuine leader at the club. More importantly, Jesse is a quality person and we are delighted that he, Lezyola, Eli and Isaac will continue to call Melbourne home."