/ 11 March 2021

Smith says sayonara

It’s been talked about and talked about and talked about, and yesterday NRL great Cameron Smith announced his retirement. Last year, the longtime Melbourne Storm captain set the record for the most NRL games played – 430, to be exact. The Queenslander also put his boots on for 42 State of Origin matches and 56 tests for Oz. The 37yo said it was a “difficult” decision to make, but he felt it was the right one after spending time with his family over the summer. “Cam is not only among the most decorated players the game has ever seen, he made an immeasurable contribution to our club on and off the field,” Melbourne Storm tweeted. He made the announcement with his good mate/fellow icon Billy Slater outside Melbourne’s AAMI Park with the pair unveiling statues of themselves – although there were some questions about Smith’s likeness… Tonight, the Storm will face off against the Rabbitohs in tonight’s NRL season opener.

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