Cameron Munster has revealed he will stay with the Melbourne Storm as long as Craig Bellamy remains as coach of the club.
The Storm are priced at 3/1 to win the 2022 NRL grand final and Munster will be key to their chances as he continues to play at the very top of his game.
Munster is under contract until the end of the 2023 NRL season but speculation has been hotting up over his future as the Dolphins are keen to sign him.
The playmaker is free to accept a deal for the 2024 season from 1st November this year and the Dolphins are ready to match the kind of money he is currently earning in Melbourne.
That would appeal as there is talk of him having to accept a pay cut if he is to sign fresh terms with the Storm. However Munster has suggested he will stay as long as Bellamy stays.
The Melbourne coach is also under contract until the end of the 2023 season so it coincides with Munster’s deal expiring.
“As long as Bellyache is still at the club I do not see myself leaving,” Munster is quoted as telling Katie Brown of 7News.
Bellamy goes year by year on his contracts. He has only just revealed he will be staying on for the 2023 season. So it could be this time next year before both he and Munster make a decision on 2024 and beyond.