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Jacks boosted by Storm faith

Ryley Jacks has spoken of the confidence boost he received after signing on to remain in Melbourne for at least another season.

The emerging playmaker committed to a one-year contract extension on Tuesday, adding another positive chapter to his young Storm career.

Jacks has impressed the coaching staff from day one of pre-season training. He not only worked his way into Craig Bellamy’s Round 1 team but remained there for the first eight games of the season.

Tuesday’s announcement continued what has been a dream 2017 season for the 25-year-old.

“I’m so stoked to be staying,” Jacks said.

“This time last year I didn’t have an NRL contract at all and Melbourne Storm took a punt on me.

“It is good I can repay them, it is a pretty good feeling to get it done early on in the year.”

To have his short term future secured so early in the year has given him a strong piece of mind as he prepares to play a pivotal role during this Origin period.

“For Storm to have talks with them so early, it gives me confidence. They want me here so I am pretty stoked,” Jacks said.

“You can calm down knowing where you are going to be next year. It is a relief feeling knowing that the Storm has a lot of confidence in you.

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