Storm nearly sacked Munster over ‘white substance’ video as chief issues stern 17th-team warning

Munster is beginning a four-week program at a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse and received a one-match ban and a $30,000 from the NRL and a suspended $100,000 fine from the Storm, as well as being ordered to stop drinking for a year.

However, he very nearly had his contract torn up completely until the club’s board decided to support him with his issues after a second straight season playing in Queensland put the pressure on him to play up to his larrikin character.

Grant: I'm fit for Origin but 'drama queen' Munster in doubt

While stressing his first priority is to get fit for Storm duty, Grant told he'd love to get another chance in Maroon if named on Monday for the June 9 Ampol State of Origin series opener.

"If it was a Saturday or Sunday game I probably would have been sweet to go but just given the fact it's early in the weekend I've had to give it a miss," said Grant who sat out Melbourne's Thursday night win over Brisbane.