Storm sign four youngsters

By Staff Writers
October 11, 2016

MELBOURNE have announced the signing of four talented young players. 

Impressive Cowboys playmaker Jahrome Hughes has agreed to a two-year deal along with team-mate and junior Kiwi Brandon Smith who has agreed to a three-year deal.

Hughes grabbed headlines on debut for the Cowboys back in round 12 when he scored a try and almost led the side to victory over the Dragons.

The club has also secured a deal with Sunshine Coast playmaker and Canada international Riley Jacks on a one-year deal.

The Storm have also thrown injury-prone utility Slade Griffin a new one-year deal for 2017.

“We are delighted to have Jahrome, Brandon and Ryley come down to Melbourne,” Ponissi said.

“Jahrome and Brandon are very talented and exciting young players that we look forward to seeing develop at Melbourne Storm and become a big part of our club’s future,” Storm football director Frank Ponissi said.

“Ryley has been outstanding for the Falcons and impressed our recruiting staff during this season. He is a welcomed addition to our halves and we look forward to seeing him thrive in an NRL system.”

“Slade has been through a lot in his four years at the Club and that comeback game showed how strong of a character he is.”