I've never had Munster exit talks - Bellamy
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy insists he hasn't been involved in talks to release star five-eighth Cameron Munster from his NRL contract.
The Storm were on Wednesday forced to deny a report claiming Munster was on thin ice following a string of minor off-field incidents .
Munster's behaviour came under the spotlight following revelations he went home to Melbourne following a reported altercation with a Kangaroos teammate during the World Cup.
The 23-year-old played in the Storm's 26-22 trial loss to Newcastle on Wednesday, and Bellamy briefly addressed the Munster situation after the match.
"I can honestly say that I have never been in any discussions at this club where we have spoken about releasing Cameron Munster," Bellamy told the Seven Network.
"So if they have had talks about that, our club, I wasn't there."
Munster, whose contract with the club runs until the end of the 2019 season, is considered as the long-term star playmaker after the exit of veteran Cooper Cronk.
He is expected to be joined in the halves by young talent Brodie Croft, and is also in strong contention to establish himself in Queensland State of Origin and Kangaroos teams this year.