Melbourne Storm have added premiership-winning centre Curtis Scott to their growing list of re-signed players.
The 20-year-old has re-committed to the club through to the end of the 2021 season.
He joins Brandon Smith, Josh Addo-Carr, Suliasi Vunivalu, Brodie Croft, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jahrome Hughes and Joe Stimson in inking new long-term deals.
His signing is also significant in that it follows that of Addo-Carr, his partner on the Storm left edge who had been handed a four-year contract.
Scott became a premiership player last year after just 15 NRL games, coming in midway through the campaign and going on to hold his spot at left-centre.
He built a dynamic partnership alongside Addo-Carr, and the pair are now guaranteed to be playing together for at least three more seasons.
Scott, who has played for NSW Blues at Under-20s and Under-18s level, was picked in January for the Blues' Emerging Origin squad.
Storm football director Frank Ponissi said the club were delighted Scott had chosen to re-sign.
"He has shown over his first two seasons that he has the ability to play at NRL level and the challenge is now for him to continue to improve. We are looking forward to helping Curtis reach his full potential at Storm," added Ponissi.
"It is fantastic our young talent are committing to the club for the long-term, our members and fans have reason to be excited.”
Scott captained the Sharks' S.G. Ball Cup team to the premiership in 2015 and was signed to a three-year deal by the Storm later that year, with 11 other clubs having fought for his signature.
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