Cameron Munster

Knights pull Ponga offer as door opens for Dolphins in stunning twist

It now opens the door for Ponga to link up with the Dolphins after being sprung meeting with coach Wayne Bennett earlier this month.

News Corp reports Ponga and the Knights had agreed to a five-year deal, however it was pulled by the club on Friday.

‘Going to be hard for Melbourne’: Storm’s $8M plan to keep Big Three from Bennett’s Dolphins

Melbourne have kicked-off negotiations with Maroons duo Cameron Munster and Harry Grant, and premiership-winning halfback Jahrome Hughes.

Hughes’ management will arrive in Melbourne on Thursday to advance discussions on a club record six-year $5 million extension, according to News Corp.

‘New lease of life’: Storm ‘couldn’t be happier’ with Munster’s growth as he prepares to exit rehab

Storm chairman Matt Tripp told The Sydney Morning Herald that Munster has a “new lease of life” and there are “fantastic” signs with 27-year-old just days away from wrapping up his four weeks in a Queensland treatment facility.

Munster admitted himself to the facility after he was videoed with a white substance in his hand following the Storm’s exit from the finals.

Walsh, Munster, Smith, Lewis issued breach notices

Walsh is facing a $5000 fine and two-match suspension while Smith, Munster and Lewis have had one-game bans and fines varying in accordance with their salary proposed.

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the players in question had let everyone down with their alleged actions.

"I understand that players have endured a long season under strict protocols. However, there is no excuse for the behaviour we have seen over the past week. The players have let themselves, their clubs and the rugby league community down," he said in a statement.

Second video emerges of partying Storm stars as NRL set to investigate Smith, Munster

The video, which has been seen by after being circulated on social media, shows Smith wearing sunglasses near what appears to be a white substance on the table of an apartment.

Smith is seen rolling up a banknote and picking up a credit card next to the white substance in the footage, while Munster is standing in the background among at least six people in the hotel room.

Now a second video has emerged of Munster dancing on a table and clutching what appears to be a small package containing white powder in his left hand.

Party like it's 1975: Munster magic takes Storm into record books

The Storm now stand alongside the 1975 Eastern Suburbs side with the longest winning streak of all time but they had to fight back from 10-0 down early to achieve the milestone.

"We didn't put too much energy into thinking about the record but I'm really proud of this group for being able to win 19 in a row," Storm coach Craig Bellamy said.

"That's hard to do in any era I'd imagine but certainly the era we're in now... I'm really proud of the playing group for what they've done.

Bellamy lauds stand-in fullback Munster

Munster was the star of the show in Melbourne’s 36-18 win over the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Perth on Saturday night, making the most of his return to the No.1 jersey in the absence of Billy Slater.

The Queensland Origin five-eighth will move back into the halves when Slater returns from injury to play his 300th game, potentially next week, with his coach confident he can have a similar impact to what he had against the Bulldogs.

“He didn’t even have a touch there for a while but when he had a few he caused some problems,” Bellamy said.

Munster breaks jaw in Storm NRL win

The 22-year-old left AAMI Park with blood dripping from his mouth following a head clash with Brisbane winger Corey Oates midway through the second half.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy said Munster was likely to have a plate inserted.