Melbourne Storm plays on Cameron Munster’s ear amid Dolphins links


Melbourne Storm half-back Jahrome Hughes has admitted he and his team-mates are working hard to ensure Cameron Munster stays at the club.

Munster, who is out of contract at the end of next season, faces a dilemma over his NRL future amid reports that the Storm are asking him to take a major pay cut to stay at the club. club.

The 27-year-old Origin star is being hunted by new NRL franchise the Dolphins who are reportedly plotting a deal for Munster that could see him earn up to $1.2million a year. year.

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While Munster have yet to make a final decision on his future, Hughes has said he is desperate for the star man to remain a member of the Storm, especially after a dazzling performance against the Sharks.

Cameron Munster of the Storm celebrates his way to scoring a try against the Sharks (Getty)

“Yeah, 100% we’re in his ear, but he has to do what he has to do,” Hughes said.

“It’s his decision. We, as a group of players and a club, obviously want him to stay.

“I’m going to put a little pressure on him, but I’m not going to put too much pressure on him.

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“He did what he has to do and he still has two years left. He still has this year and next year.

“I’m often in his ear, but he has a young family and he has to do what’s best for him. But I want him here.”

Munster have a big decision to make over their NRL future after next season (Getty)

After a series of problems off the pitch, Munster made notable changes to his lifestyle, including cutting out alcohol, and Storm coach Craig Bellamy credited these changes with his improved form.

“I’ve said it many times, but probably the best thing that happened to him was last year,” he said.

“When he did what he did to help himself be better and it worked out wonderfully to be quite honest.

“He’s still the larrikin. We all love that about him, but now there seems to be a bit more control over his life in football and his life in general. I think that’s a good thing.

“His consistency this year has been at a very high level and at a consistent level.

“I think he will get better and better.”

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