Storm front-rower Tui Kamikamica has re-signed for a further two years, keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2025.
The 28-year-old has become a consistent fixture in the Melbourne lineup in recent years, amassing 71 NRL appearances for the side and featuring for Fiji on 17 occasions.
Kamikamica’s size and presence gives the Storm two of the largest forwards in the game, with partner in crime Nelson Asofa-Solomona also striking plenty of fear into opposition packs.
The prop is looking to cement himself as a leader at the club in the next three years, as he works his way towards a highly-important 100-game milestone.
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“Storm was the first club to give an opportunity to play in the NRL. It’s always an honour and a dream come true to pull on the purple jersey,” Kamikamica said.
“To be able to stay here for a couple more years to come is very pleasing for me and for my family back in Fiji.
“I’ve also got some very good mates here, especially Juzzy [Justin Olam] and Nelson, so I’m happy I get to spend some more time with them over the next couple of years.”
“As long as I can stay injury-free, and play week-in, week-out, that’s the aim for myself – to play 100 games…to play 100 games for Melbourne Storm would be a huge honour.”
Kamikamica will play an important role for the club this season, with some massive names departing from their forward rotation in the off-season.
Felise Kaufusi and the Bromwich brothers have both signed on with expansion club the Dolphins, while dynamic utility Brandon Smith has moved to the Roosters on a big-money deal.
Kamikamica will likely come off the bench in the season opener between the Storm and Eels on March 2nd.