Melbourne Storm re-sign pair on long-term contracts

Reimis Smith

Melbourne Storm have announced new contracts for Reimis Smith and Jack Howarth. 

Smith, 24, played 25 matches in his debut year with Storm. He has signed a new deal until the end of the 2024 season.

Signed from the Canterbury Bulldogs ahead of the 2021 season, Smith reached the 50-game mark when he played his first game in Melbourne colours.

The only game he missed in 2021 came in the final round when he was rested ahead of the finals series.

Reimis Smith: I wouldn’t want to be at any other club

“I’m extremely happy,” he said.

“I’m very grateful to this club and what they’ve done for me so far. I’m looking forward to the future.

“I wouldn’t want to be at any other club but the Storm.”

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Jack Howarth signs long-term contract

Howarth, 19, has signed a new deal until the end of the 2027 season.

The Australian schoolboy is in his second year as a member of Storm’s top 30 squad. He is yet to make his NRL debut.

“I love being part of Storm and love living in Melbourne,” Howarth said.

“The coaching staff and the boys are great to be around and are helping me a lot with my footy and life in general.

“It’s a top class environment to be part of.

“Footywise, I’m looking forward to playing a lot more this year and developing my game even more.

“The dream is to wear the purple jersey in the NRL and it’s getting closer but there’s still a lot of work ahead.

“My future is sorted now with a great club for a few more years and I can fully focus in on my footy.”

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