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Cameron Munster reveals he never once thought about leaving Storm as he prepares to sign new deal

Staff writers, November 29, 2018 7:32AM Kids News

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Cameron Munster is staying at Melbourne Storm. media_cameraCameron Munster is staying at Melbourne Storm.

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NRL: Cameron Munster has revealed he never once thought about leaving Melbourne Storm despite many other clubs wanting him to switch.

The Storm will soon confirm a new four-year deal for Munster, tying the five-eigth representative to the club until the end of 2023.

Munster was the most wanted potential 2019 free agent*, with up to eight clubs prepared to bid on him.

“To be completely honest, I was never going to go,” Munster told the Herald Sun.

“It’s the first club that gave me the opportunity to play football so I knew I needed to repay them.”

Meanwhile, Gareth Widdop will stay at St George Illawarra in 2019 but says he still has a desire to one day head to the English Super League.

Widdop met with Dragons officials yesterday, just hours after reports broke that he had requested a release from the club to head home to England. But the Dragons captain told his bosses he had no plans of leaving the team before the end of next season.

Aaron Mooy, left, playing in the English Premier League. Picture: PA media_cameraAaron Mooy, left, playing in the English Premier League. Picture: PA

SOCCER: Australia’s Aaron Mooy is the English Premier League’s most in-form player according to respected TV channel Sky Sports.

The Socceroos and Huddersfield midfielder has climbed to the top of the broadcaster’s power rankings chart after a two-goal performance against Wolves at the weekend.

Mooy sits atop the rankings on 9,040 points, with Manchester City stars Leroy Sane (8931), Raheem Sterling (8244) and David Silva (8171), and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (8067), rounding out the top five.

Australian basketball coach Andrej Lemanis will be watching players carefully with World Cup selection in mind tomorrow night. Picture: Getty Images media_cameraAustralian basketball coach Andrej Lemanis will be watching players carefully with World Cup selection in mind tomorrow night. Picture: Getty Images

BASKETBALL: Australia will show Iran no mercy*, determined to wrap up World Cup qualification on Friday night in Melbourne.

The visitors, who like the Boomers need only one more win to book a ticket to China, have yet to settle on a squad amid talk of Iran saving players for Monday’s game against a depleted Philippines.

Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis said the qualifying double-header*, which wraps up on Monday night against Qatar, will be another chance for players to audition for World Cup selection.

The Boomers were unbeaten in the Asia Cup last year and defeated Iran by 23 points in the decider.

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GLOSSARY

  • free agent: player not tied by a contract to any team
  • show no mercy: show no forgiveness or pity
  • double-header: two games back to back

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