Storm make treble signing

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

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*