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Smith: Retire or carry on?

20 Aug 20, 12:02PM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

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Former Australian and Queensland State of Origin captain Cameron Smith is currently off-contract at the Melbourne Storm.

It’s hard to imagine the 423 game veteran wearing anything other than the purple of the Storm; however, there are a couple of clubs who have publicly expressed interest in Smith.

Let’s take a look at where Cameron Smith could end up in 2021.

MELBOURNE STORM

Cameron Smith quite possibly is the Melbourne Storm, and there’s a good chance the 37-year-old will want to remain a one-club player.

Although, if Smith does sign an extension with the club, he may find himself playing at halfback to accommodate a returning Harry Grant after a stellar loan spell at the Wests Tigers.

BRISBANE BRONCOS

On the Matty Johns Podcast last year, Cameron Smith revealed he was close to signing with the Broncos in 2012 before a last-minute change of heart.

Smith grew up in Brisbane and still has family that lives in the area, not to mention the Broncos have confirmed interest in the dummy-half.

Brisbane is currently suffering from a lack of leadership which is clear to see from their on-field performances.

Bringing in one of the best leaders in the history of Rugby League would undoubtedly result in some much-needed change at the Broncos.

GOLD COAST TITANS

Speaking of clubs who have confirmed an interest in Smith, the Gold Coast Titans could prove a tempting prospect.

This season the Titans have proven a hard team to beat and have recruited well for 2021 already.

A forward pack that includes Cameron Smith, David Fifita Jr, Herman Ese’ese, Tino Fa’asuamaleaui and Moeaki Fotuaika would undoubtedly be a premiership contender.

If Cameron Smith could lead the Gold Coast Titans to their first premiership just two years after winning the wooden spoon, his already great legacy would be enhanced even further.

RETIREMENT

Cameron Smith is the first player to reach 400 NRL games, has won two Dally M Medals and won premierships, Origins and World Cups as captain.

He has achieved it all in our great game and could decide to call time on his fantastic career.

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