Cameron Munster, Brisbane growth group, Wayne Bennett, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Melbourne Storm

Storm celebrity Cameron Munster dropped a bombshell earlier this week when he revealed his curiosity in becoming a member of the second Brisbane group when the competitors is expanded to incorporate a seventeenth membership.

His Melbourne teammate Ryan Papenhuyzen, nevertheless, isn’t shopping for an excessive amount of into it.

Papenhuyzen was requested on NRL 360 about Munster’s revelation and though star fullback can see the attraction, he hosed it down fairly shortly.

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“Munster doesn’t know what he’s doing tomorrow so I’ll go away that one with him,” he joked.

“However in fact you’d wish to come again up right here as a Queenslander… so we’ll joke about that and we’ll most likely bag him out for popping out and saying that.”

Munster didn’t draw back from sharing his curiosity in an interview with The Courier Mail, opening up on the attraction of reuniting with former Queensland Origin coach Wayne Bennett — the person tipped to educate the growth group.

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“I do know Wayne can be very eager to educate a second Brisbane group,” Munster mentioned.

“He instructed me in Origin camp (final November) he’s eager on a second Brisbane group, so it will be a really aggressive facet if Wayne was in cost.

“The Storm are an important membership and so they gave me my first alternative to play NRL. I’m a reasonably loyal bloke and I’ll positively give them a chance to maintain me, however with the brand new Brisbane coming alongside, it will likely be a troublesome dialog to have.”

The 26-year-old can be a marquee participant that’s little doubt on the procuring record of every of the growth group bids.

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The three bids, Brisbane Jets, Brisbane Firehawks and Redcliffe Dolphins, all pitched their instances to the ARL fee on Monday. 2023 had been earmarked because the 12 months the competitors can be expanded, nevertheless there’s been speak that could possibly be pushed again to 2024.

If the fee was to push on with 2023 it may go away Munster in a tough place.

The Rockhampton born five-eighth is contracted to the Storm till the top of 2023 and will miss his alternative if the growth group is pressured to chase one other marquee half as an alternative for that season.

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