The world of Rugby League.

rleague.com

Storm secure new signings

Melbourne Storm has completed the signings of former Parramatta Eels forward Todd Lowrie and ex-Newcastle outside back Luke MacDougall.
Storm secure new signings
by NRL

Melbourne Storm has completed the signings of former Parramatta Eels forward Todd Lowrie and ex-Newcastle outside back Luke MacDougall.

The Storm can also confirm it has signed former Bulldogs prop John Kite.

Kite and MacDougall have already begun pre-season training with Lowrie to kick-start his Storm career on November 30.

The trio will add further depth to the Storm's ranks alongside fellow signings Chase Stanley and Atelea Vea.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy said: "We're confident these players can make a positive impact here in Melbourne next year.

"Todd and Luke are both accomplished NRL players while John is a big body with huge upside.

"We're very comfortable with where we're at with regards to our squad for next year."

Lowrie and Kite have both signed two-year deals that will keep them in Melbourne until the end of 2011.

MacDougall has signed a one-year contract.

Lowrie, who played for Parramatta in this year's grand final, said moving to Melbourne presented an exciting challenge for him.

"I'm thrilled at being able to join such a successful club, particularly given the way the Eels ended last season," said Lowrie, who began his career at Newcastle.

"It's a new beginning for me and I'm excited about the challenge that lies ahead."

Bellamy has also promoted seven members of the Storm's premiership-winning under-20s side into the NRL squad for the coming season - Luke Kelly, Jesse Bromwich, Matt Duffie, Billy Rogers, Sam Joe, Dane Chisholm and Gareth Widdop

Storm started pre-season training on Monday with the first group of 19 players returning from the off-season break.


Your thoughts?


You need to login or register to contribute here



Follow rleague.com on Facebook

Related Profiles

View profile pages including statistics, results, news, photos and more on all of the following...

Popular News Stories