Bulldogs forward Jamie Feeney will join teammate Dennis Scott in Melbourne next year after signing a three-year deal with the Storm today.
Melbourne�s third signing in less than a week - Scott, along with Manly prop Ian Donnelly committed to the Storm last Friday � has further strengthened its forward stocks ahead of the 2005 season.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy sees 26-year-old Feeney as a well-rounded player that will compliment Melbourne�s list next season.
�Jamie is a talented player, he�s not a big forward but he�s quick, he�s got good leg speed and basically he�s got good skills, so he�s going to be a handy player for us,� Bellamy said.
�He�s been around for a while and I�ve seen him play quite a bit of footy, he�s a pretty impressive player.�
One of the NRL�s finest utilities, Feeney is a former Country Origin representative who has played over 100 first-grade matches since debuting for the Bulldogs in 1999.
�Obviously we�re losing a bit of experience here next year and like Dennis Scott, he�s a pretty experienced player,� Bellamy added.
�In the last 12 months or so he�s been on the bench so he�s keen to go to a club where he can get more time and while we can�t guarantee that to him, we�ll certainly give him that opportunity.�