Storm to work with Fiji
Melbourne Storm is set to work with Fiji to increase its chances of finding the next Marika Koroibete.
A Storm delegation, led by chairman Bart Campbell, travelled to Fiji this week and met with Government officials, including the Prime Minister.
Storm is looking to hold a training camp in Fiji at the end of 2015.
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The camp would coincide with open trials for potential Fijian NRL stars and a Storm NRL 9's exhibition match against a Prime Minister's 9's selection.
Storm and Fiji agreed to continue discussions in what would be a massive boost for rugby league in the Pacific.
"We're big supporters of rugby league in the Pacific Islands," Mr Campbell said.
"Our club has been lucky to have so many talented Fijians playing for it - both now and in the past.
"Today Marika Koroibete is one of the most exciting players in the game and we're proud to call him one of ours.
"I'd like to thank the Prime Minister for his support in bringing the entire Melbourne Storm squad over to Fiji for a camp at the end of this year, where we will be holding trial matches for local talented players looking to play in the NRL.
"The highlight will undoubtedly be the Prime Minister's invitation team versus the Storm in a 9's match."
Storm has also shown a willingness to be a participant in the NRL's first premiership match in Fiji.
"The NRL has a Pacific Strategy for growing the game in this region and this would complement that work," said Mr Campbell.
"We hope it might even lead to an NRL competition game being played in Fiji in the future."