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Moeroa locks in two years with Storm

Mid-season Melbourne Storm recruit Tepai Meoroa has signed a two-year contract extension with the NRL premiers.

The former Parramatta Eel first linked with Storm in June on a short-term deal after a stint in rugby with the NSW Waratahs.

Initially contracted to the end of this season, Moeroa will now wear the purple jersey until the end of 2023. The 25-year-old will play his fourth NRL game for his new club against Cronulla in round 25 on the Gold Coast tonight to take his career tally to 116 matches.

Storm General Manager – Football said the forward had impressed since linking with Storm. “Although he’s had limited minutes in his gametime so far, he’s shown that he is a very good fit for our club, on and off the field,” Ponissi said.

“Switching clubs mid-year isn’t easy and changing codes, plus having to adapt to the camp situation with the COVID lockdown, makes it even more challenging.

“Tepai hasn’t had the benefit of setting up home with his young family in Melbourne and enjoying the benefits that brings. “He’s adapted very well to the circumstances he’s faced and will be even better next year for the experiences he’s had this season.”