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Geyer re-signs with Storm

By Brent Read 06/06/2003 08:50:45 PM Comments (0)

Melbourne's prospects of retaining Test lock Scott Hill received a fillip when former NSW winger Matt Geyer agreed to an extended contract with the National Rugby League club.

Geyer is the latest Storm star to pledge his future, agreeing to stay until the end of 2005 with an option to play another season.

His decision should give Melbourne boss John Ribot further bargaining power as he prepares to meet Hill's manager Brian Satterly in Sydney on Saturday.

Ribot will enter that meeting armed with a lucrative five-year deal and the promise of a strong future in an outfit that has all but locked up the first grade squad.

Only NSW prop Robbie Kearns, second rower Peter Robinson and PNG winger Marcus Bai remain off contract at the end of the season, with Kearns involved in preliminary talks.

"I've made it pretty clear that I wasn't keen to go anywhere else and as long as the club came up with something that was good for me and my family then I didn't really care if I could have made more money somewhere else," Geyer said.

"If a club shows you loyalty then you tend to feel like you owe them something in return, the Storm gave me a chance and I have experienced plenty of great times here.

"I'm really happy that the club has been able to do this before the (June 30) deadline, they sensed that I wanted to get it done and they've come to the party."

Ribot tabled a revised five-year offer for Hill on Thursday but Satterly indicated there was still some work to do before the 26-year-old agreed to stay in the Victorian capital.

It's understood Hill has attracted interest from the Wests Tigers, North Queensland and Cronulla.

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