Melbourne Storm confirm signing of Reimis Smith

Drew Darbyshire

Melbourne Storm have signed outside back Reimis Smith from Canterbury Bulldogs on a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old has scored 25 tries in 49 appearances for the Bulldogs since making his first team debut in 2016.

Storm general manager Frank Ponissi said: “With the departure of Suliasi Vunivalu, Sandor Earl and Paul Momirovski, we were on the lookout for quality outside backs and Reimis certainly fits what we were looking for.

“He’s a young player with the majority of his career still to come and capable of playing in the centres or on the wing.

“We had him in our sights for some time and when the Bulldogs made the decision to release him, we were quick to take the opportunity to bring him to Melbourne.

“We’re still in the market for one more outside back and hope to finalise that position prior to the start of pre-season.

“With George Jennings also coming on board for the next two years, we have some fresh, new talent for our members and fans to enjoy watching in the purple jersey.

“Our thanks go to Suli, Sandor and Paul for the contributions they made to Storm and we wish them all the best with their various endeavours away from Storm.”

Melbourne have also signed outside back Marion Seve on a train and trial contract. The 25-year-old has made 19 appearances for Storm so far.

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