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Munster primed for return

Cameron Munster says he has trimmed down from 92kg to 89kg to be in the best shape of his career ahead of the NRL season resumption.

The Storm five-eighth returned to Queensland when the NRL was suspended, and has been visiting family in Rockhampton and on the Sunshine Coast.

He told the Courier-Mail newspaper this week that he has been careful with his diet and drinking, and trained as much as possible on his own.

Those sessions have included a climb to the top of Mt Coolum with his partner Bianca.

“The last thing I want to do is end up in ‘Fat Club’ when we get back to the Storm,” Munster said with a laugh.

“The hard thing will be keeping in shape. It can be easy to fall into the trap of eating s*** food and playing computer games, so I'm aware of that and I want to do things to make sure I stay fit.

“I'm already missing footy. It's a surreal feeling for me with the competition in limbo.”

Munster will make his way back to Melbourne before training is scheduled to resume on May 4.

Among the other Storm NRL squad members staying with family in Queensland are Munster’s Origin teammates Felise Kaufusi and Christian Welch plus Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, Ryley Jacks, Darryn Schonig and Nicho Hynes.

A final call is yet to be made on where Storm will be training to kick off a “mid-season pre-season”.

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