Munster, who’s out of contract on the finish of subsequent season, is going through a dilemma over the place his NRL future lies, amid reviews the Storm are asking him to take a major pay minimize to remain on the membership.
The 27-year-old Origin star is being chased exhausting by by the NRL’s latest franchise, the Dolphins, who’re believed to be getting ready a deal for Munster which may see him earn as much as $1.2 million a 12 months.
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While Munster is but to make a definitive name on his future, Hughes stated he was determined for the star man to stay a member of the Storm, notably after a blinding efficiency in opposition to the Sharks.
“Yeah 100 per cent we are in his ear, but he has got to do what he’s got to do,” Hughes stated.
“It’s his decision. Us as a playing group and a club we want him to stay obviously.
“I’ll be placing slightly little bit of stress on him, however I’m not going to be placing an excessive amount of stress on him.
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“He has got to what he has got to do and he has still got two more years. He has still got this year and next year.
“I’m in his ear quite a bit however he has received a younger household and he has received to do what’s finest for himself. But I need him right here.”
After a series of off-field issues, Munster made notable lifestyle changes, including cutting out alcohol, and Storm coach Craig Bellamy credited the changes with his uptick in form.
“I’ve stated it a couple of instances, however most likely the very best factor that has ever occurred to him was final 12 months,” he said.
“When he did what he did to assist himself be higher and it has labored a deal with to be fairly sincere.
“He is still the larrikin. We all love that about him, but now there just seems to be a little bit more control around his life in footy and his life in general. I think that’s a great thing.
“His consistency this 12 months has been at an actual excessive stage and a constant stage.
“I think he will just get better and better.”