Fonua set for 50
Storm outside back Mahe Fonua is set to play his 50th game on Friday night, becoming the 54th Storm player to do so.
In a significant milestone for the Club, Fonua also becomes the first Victorian to reach the mark after he became the first Melbourne born and bred player to represent Storm back in 2012.
Playing his junior football with South East Titans in Dandenong, Fonua graduated from Storm's U18 and U20 programs before historically making his first-grade debut in Round 23 of Melbourne's 2012 premiership season. The youngster featured in two finals matches that year before becoming an established member of Craig Bellamy's line-up following a breakout 2014 season.
The 22-year old featured in 20 games last year, finding the consistency required to play regular first-grade football. He became a threatening attacking option on the left edge, scoring 10 tries which saw him finish fourth at the Club by season's end.
In 2015, Fonua has played in 12 matches, scoring four tries and has recently found himself playing an impact role for Craig Bellamy off the interchange bench.