Race to replace Koroibete heating up

It is not easy to replace a human highlight reel but Storm believe they have the talent to do it.

The departure of Marika Koroibete at the end of the 2016 season has created an interesting question of who will fill the void on the left wing.

Koroibete scored 34 tries in 58 games to become a favourite amongst the purple faithful over the course of two and a half seasons.

But now the team must replace the Fijian and Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi believes there are plenty of exciting options to consider.

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Young Tonumaipea is a prime candidate, having showed outstanding form last season before injury robbed him of his place in the team.

The Victorian will face some stiff competition though with rising youngster Curtis Scott and speedy recruit Josh Addo-Carr staking their claim for the vacant No.5.

"It's a pretty open position to be honest," Ponissi told AAP.

"Young was unlucky as he was probably one of our best players and he had that wing spot sewn up but then he got injured and by the time he got back Suli had gone to another level and he couldn't get his position back.

"If he started the season like he did last year you'd say he would be the first candidate but he's got some pretty good rivals in Josh Addo-Carr and Curtis.

"(Curtis) put on some size after 12 months into a full-time program which he needed to do and he's got stronger. He will be knocking on the door for a centre role or that wing spot."