Kiwis captain Bromwich signs Storm extension


Melbourne Storm star Jesse Bromwich recommitted to the NRL club, signing a three-year deal on Wednesday.

The New Zealand captain put pen to paper on a deal until at least the end of 2020, with an option for a further two years.

Bromwich, 27, has clinched the Storm's Player of the Year Award the past three seasons and was named the best prop in the NRL in 2016.

A veteran of 160 games for the Storm, Bromwich has also featured 21 times for the Kiwis.

"To have Jesse commit to a three-year deal to is an enormous statement to both the short term and long-term future of the club," Storm football director Frank Ponissi said.

"His hard work and commitment has seen him develop into the best front rower in the NRL and we look forward to seeing him continue at the high level he has set, while also helping to develop the younger players around him.

"Jesse is an extremely respected and highly valued player at Melbourne Storm and he is a genuine leader at the club."

Melbourne opened the NRL season with a 12-6 win over the Canterbury Bulldogs and face the New Zealand Warriors on Friday.

However, Bromwich is sidelined for two weeks after suffering a dislocation to his thumb, which saw the bone subsequently pierce the skin, during the win against the Bulldogs.