Brett Finch to return to Storm in 2013
Friday 5 October 2012 10:19 PM
Brett Finch will return to Melbourne Storm for the 2013 Season on a one year deal. GM of Football Frank Ponissi announced the return during his acceptance speech as the Mick Moore Club Person of the Year at the 2012 Player of the Year Awards.
Finch returns to Melbourne following a two-year stint in England with Super League outfit Wigan. During 2011 and 2012, the five-eighth made 60 appearances for the Warriors that included a first place finish at the end of the 2012 regular season with Wigan.
Finch will provide experienced back-up to players including Cooper Cronk, Gareth Widdop and Billy Slater, particularly during the Origin period. He will also assist with the development of a number of the young players in the club’s squad.
Recap the Player of the Year Awards here
The 31 year-old has played first grade football with four NRL clubs (Canberra, Sydney, Parramatta and Melbourne) over 11 seasons. The utility halfback will add significant experience to Craig Bellamy’s squad for 2013 and will bring with him 257 games experience in first grade NRL.
Finch joined Melbourne in 2009 and played two seasons with Storm before moving to England. Two seasons in Melbourne saw Finch play 41 games with Storm, which included a Grand Final appearance in 2009.
He had a strong desire to desire to finish his career at Storm and live in Melbourne. He will commence training with the club in November.
|Brett Finch Player Profile|
|Rep Honours: ||3 Games for NSW (2004, 2006)|
|FG Debut: ||Round 14, 1999 for Canberra v Melbourne|
|Club Debut: ||Round 7, 2009 v New Zealand|
|Games played: ||257|
|Club games: ||41|