Melbourne Storm has added to its backline depth by signing Nicho Hynes until the end of the 2020 NRL season.
Currently playing for the unbeaten Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Intrust Super Cup (ISC), the 22-year-old had his first official training run as a Storm player at Gosch’s Paddock this morning.
Originally from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Hynes played for the Manly NYC team before spending two seasons with the Mackay Cutters where he played 42 ISC matches.
He joined the Falcons for the 2019 season and has played in all eight matches so far this year, filling roles at fullback, five-eighth and in the centres.
In 50 ISC matches, he has crossed for 17 tries.
Storm general manager – football Frank Ponissi said Hynes had impressed the club during a pre-season stint with Storm over the summer.
“Nicho has continued on to have a great start to the year with the Falcons, and we expect he will have a very successful career with us at Storm,” he said.