Following his break-out debut NRL season, Will Warbrick shares he’s not just winning games at Storm, but a place to call home.
With successful stints with AFLNZ and New Zealand's rugby sevens Olympic team, Warbrick signed a three-year extension with Storm on Tuesday, committing himself to league and stability in Victoria for the foreseeable future.
“It's funny because Melbourne's a pretty different place from where I come from, where I was raised,” the 24-year-old shared.
“To see that sort of growing on me and then just the club in general like the people here, I feel like I'm close to everyone from like the players to the staff.”
It's a pretty cool place to come to work. It's just, home felt like the right word.
Possessing a range of sporting talent, the Ngongotahā Chiefs junior has not previously committed to one scene for too long, with his stay at Storm to be the most lasting.
It’s an undertaking that could feel daunting after proven success elsewhere, but he’s certain staying is the right path forward.
“I'm pretty happy with the decision I made and even the opportunity to stay here for another three years,” the New Zealander continued.
“It's a pretty cool feeling knowing that Storm are pretty keen to keep me around.”
Warbrick: "Home just felt like the right word"
Not only finding a place amongst the playing group, it’s no surprise the 25-year-old Club are keen to keep the winger on board after recording six tries in eleven games since his Round 1 debut in the purple jersey.
“I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty fun scoring tries. It's pretty easy when you're playing outside the likes of [Eli Katoa, Jahrome Hughes and Reimis Smith],” the Olympian laughed.
Warbrick opens the scoring
“I feel like we've worked it pretty hard all preseason on our combinations and trying to become a stronger edge.
“I sort of figure that spot’s up for grabs every week, and I’ve got to earn the right to put the jersey on every week...
“As the cliche goes, it's full credited boys, but it really is.”