Nick Meaney’s first season with Melbourne Storm couldn’t have been more perfect for the versatile playmaker.
Becoming Storm player 218, Meaney made his purple jersey debut in Round 1 against the Wests Tigers. Bringing in six points for his new team, the utility made an immediate impression.
Adapting every week, the 25-year-old maintained a consistent scoring effort. Whether named on the wing, in the five-eighth position or at fullback, he managed to play a crucial role in the squad’s success almost every match.
Ten consecutive goals in Round 23’s win over the Broncos saw the Ballina junior record his best performance, bringing in 20 points.
Claiming the joint title as Melbourne Storm’s 2022 Best Back of the Year, the new recruit also ended the year as the Club’s top point scorer (148), top goal scorer (48) and third overall try scorer, landing 13.
Ending the season with a further eight try-assists, 58 tackle-breaks, 13 line-breaks, 199 tackles and 2,454 total run metres – Meaney shows prospects for an exciting 2023.