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Melbourne Storm has secured the services of exciting centre Will Chambers by re-signing the blockbusting 24 year old until the end of the 2017 season.
Chambers became a dual premiership winner when he returned to Melbourne Storm last year, after spending a couple of seasons playing rugby union around the world.
The former Nhulunbury (Northern Territory) junior has fast become one the hottest signatures on the market, having now played 67 NRL games after making his debut in 2007.
Melbourne Storm GM Football Frank Ponissi today expressed great delight on re-signing the likable character, especially considering the situation which led to his departure previously.
“Not surprisingly Will attracted a lot of interest from rugby league and rugby union,” said Ponissi.
“We were shattered to see him leave the club at the end of 2009 and determined to avoid that happening again.
“Will has always been an impressive and very well-liked person. He actually returned a more mature player and person, who we identified as being a vitally important part of our club.
“We believe Will is just reaching his peek, he is playing outstanding footy, with plenty more to come. His signing is a significant boost for Melbourne Storm for now and for the future.”
Chambers shared the same excitement about his re-signing, highlighting the factors around the decision to commit for an additional four years.
“I love Melbourne, the club and all the people involved,” said Chambers.
“When I returned to the club everyone was wonderful, they really made me feel welcome to be back at when it all began.
“Craig Bellamy’s decision to stay on a long term deal has made my decision a whole heap easier. I’m very settled in Melbourne and love playing for Melbourne Storm.”