Life in the NRL and Melbourne Storm has never been so good for Tom Eisenhuth.
Coming off back-to-back 80-minute performances as a starting centre in the victories against Newcastle and Canterbury, the 28-year-old has today signed a new two-year contract with Storm, taking him through to the end of the 2022 season.
Eisenhuth made his NRL debut with Penrith as a 20-year-old but then had to endure a seven-year wait before his second NRL appearance – his first game with Melbourne in the opening round of the 2019 season.
A fractured larynx then kept him off the field for a large chunk of the year before he finished off with three more games in the run to the finals.
In 2020, he has made another seven appearances, proving his versality by playing as an edge and middle forward off the interchange bench as well as the last two games at left centre.
“It’s a great club and just to get the opportunity to lock in another two years is unreal,” Eisenhuth said.
“It’s been exciting to be able to be involved with the team and make a contribution to the performance every week.
“I’m loving it.
“The extra two years is great security to have, especially at the moment.
“To have it sorted out and know where I’m playing and where I’m living is very fortunate for me.
“I’m lucky to be in this position.”
On Sunday, the Bulldogs directed plenty of attack at Eisenhuth’s side and he came up with 23 tackles with no misses in a position which has provided Storm with some headaches this season.
Brenko Lee, Marion Seve and Paul Momirovski are all sidelined with injury, while Justin Olam missed the Titans game with an ankle injury.