Storm skipper Cameron Smith is set to announce his retirement from rugby league at the end of the 2020 season within the fortnight.
The Courier Mail reported that leading Storm figures are privately preparing for Smith to farewell Suncorp Stadium for the last time in Melbourne’s preliminary final against the Roosters or Raiders.
Smith is obviously hopeful of winning through to another Grand Final and farewelling the game on October 25 with another premiership title.
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Smith made his Origin debut at Brisbane’s famous Suncorp Stadium and will say goodbye to the ground in the hope it is not his last game of rugby league.
The 37-year-old has scored 47 tries in 428 games for the Storm since his debut back in 2002 and would retire a one-club player.
He would also finish with the NRL’s all-time games record and point scoring record, which may never be beaten.
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Smith also played 42 games for his beloved Maroons in State of Origin and 56 Tests for the Kangaroos in a magnificent representative career.
Smith’s future has dominated headlines all season because the Storm have returning loan player Harry Grant and Kiwis star Brandon Smith on their books for 2021.
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Grant or Smith or possibly both were expected to move on from the Storm if Smith decided to play on in Melbourne.
Smith was also linked with possible club switches to the Brisbane Broncos or the Gold Coast Titans, but will no retire in the only club colours he has even played in.
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Originally published asRetirement bombshell: Cameron Smith set to finally make call on NRL career
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