Storm sign trio before deadline

Storm sign trio before deadline

Melbourne Storm have bolstered their playing list by signing prop Albert Vete, back utility Tom Eisenhuth and outside back Marion Seve before the mid-season deadline.

The trio have all signed deals to play in the purple jersey until at least the end of 2020.

Vete arrives in Melbourne after spending the last three years with the New Zealand Warriors.

The Auckland-born, 25-year-old has played 46 games since making his first-grade debut in 2015.

His addition will provide a welcome boost to Storm's forward stocks that have experienced several injuries during the mid-part of the season.

Eisenhuth, also 25 years of age, arrives from Penrith where he has been forging his career since 2012.

He is capable of playing both in the centres and the back row and will step in to replace Young Tonumaipea who will depart the Club after the Origin period to follow his Christian faith and conduct a full-time mission overseas.

The 23-year-old Seve will be another option in the outside backs. He is yet to make his first grade debut after stints at Wests Tigers and most recently Brisbane.

With a 195cm and 88kg frame, the young talent has the ability to play both in the centre and on the wing.

"Our recruitment team have been following the progress of these players and had been in discussion with them to join Storm in 2019, however due to recent injuries in our forward stocks and Young's approaching departure an opportunity arose to have them join our Club for the remainder of this season," Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi said.

"All three players are of excellent character, Albert will bring further experience to our prop stocks, while Tom has a uniqueness in being able to play both centre and backrow"

"Marion is a young exciting talent who we are looking forward to bringing into our system in our outside backs group to replace Young."