Dale Finucane has joined the Storm on a three-year deal.
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The Melbourne Storm have signed Dale Finucane for the next three seasons.
The 23-year-old played 66 games for the Canterbury Bulldogs and played against the Storm in the 2012 grand final.
“It was a difficult decision to leave the Bulldogs,” Finucane said in a club statement.
“They’ve been a tremendous club but I’m delighted I can continue my career with Melbourne Storm.
“It’s a new challenge for me and I’m looking forward to learning more from Craig and meeting my new team-mates in the New Year.”
Finucane adds beefs up a forward pack already featuring the likes of Jesse Bromwich, Tohu Harris and Kevin Proctor and Storm coach Craig Bellamy believes the former Bulldog can make an immediate impact.
“After losing Bryan Norrie to retirement, we’ve been on the look-out for a player that can make an immediate impact in the middle,” coach Craig Bellamy said.
“Dale is an ideal replacement and the type of player we like at Storm. We actually spoke to him a few years ago about a potential move so I’m glad he’s finally made the decision to join us.”