Player movements: Storm

Melbourne backrower Ryan Hoffman has re-signed with the Storm for a further three years, extending his contract with the NRL club until 2009.

The 22-year-old says he considered a move back to Sydney, but chose to stay in Melbourne for football reasons. Hoffman made his first-grade debut in 2003, and has played 70 NRL games for the Storm.

He made his representative debut this season playing for City in the NSW City-Country Origin match.