KIWI international Kevin Proctor has re-signed with the Storm on a new, four-year deal until the end of 2018.
The highly sought after back-rower was being chased by a number of club including the Raiders, Dragons and Roosters, but in the end, decided to stay loyal and remain in Melbourne.
“I’ve invested a lot of time into the club and agreeing to terms is about me showing my appreciation to Melbourne Storm and repaying the loyalty they have shown me in the seven years I have been here,” the 25-year-old said.
“My heart is with Melbourne, this is home for me and it would’ve felt weird to picture myself leaving the club.
“In weighing up the decision, I just knew I would be happier here and you can’t put a price on happiness.”
Storm football director Frank Ponissi was delighted the club were able to retain Proctor who has now played 114 NRL games to date.
“We understand the big decision Kevin had to make and we are absolutely thrilled he and his partner Leesa will be calling Melbourne home for a further four years. They are both popular members of the Storm family,” Ponissi said.
“Kevin has been at our club since leaving school seven years ago and during this time he has developed into an important senior player and leader.”