MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 05: Cameron Smith of the Storm throws blades of grass to test the wind in the warm up during the round 17 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the St George Illawarra Dragons at AAMI Park on July 5, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has revealed his club could make a play for Melbourne Storm champion Cameron Smith.

Off-contract at the end of this season, the 37-year old is currently undecided if he will extend his career into the 2021 season.

With hooker Harry Grant set to return to the Storm next season, it could open the door for Smith’s exit should he wish to play on.

Seibold, who previously worked with Smith at the Storm as an assistant coach, said it’s something they would consider.

“Of course, it is something we would consider but it is a really long bow. Would he add something to us? Could he add something to us? Of course he could,” Seibold told NRL Media.

“I worked with Smithy for five years at club level and rep level so I do have a really good working relationship with him. It is not something I have spoken to Cameron about or he has spoken to me about.

“A little bit of experience would be something to add to the group, going forward. I am not sure how long he wants to play for but Cameron would add not only experience but leadership and quality on and off the field to any organisation or any team… but I would assume that Cameron would finish his career at the Melbourne Storm.”

Asked what the Broncos’ recruitment strategy would be and if they would pursue stars of Smith’s ilk, Seibold said all options would be assessed.

“It is an interesting question but everyone is guided by the salary cap. We only got told that David was going on the weekend so our whole focus has been on the Cronulla Sharks [on Friday night],” Seibold said.

“If there is an opportunity to bring in a player it has to be the right player for the right reasons. David leaving doesn’t mean we have a bucket load of money.”

The Broncos coach held no ill feelings towards David Fifita for signing with the Titans.

“We know the amount of money was significant, he is now the highest-paid player in the game, going forward,” Seibold said.

“There is an opportunity for himself to set himself up financially and we respect any decision that any staff member makes in any walk of life.

“We have a good working relationship. He has a lot of strong friendship groups here. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime choice for David and I’m sure it was a tough decision, but we respect it and we have to move forward.

“We gave our best offer to David, it was the best we could do. He is determined to finish his time at the club in a positive manner.”

Brisbane are now weighing up whether to add another star back-rower.

“We have a recruitment and retention committee and we’ve already had some discussions and we will have further discussions on what we need,” Seibold said.

“Do we need another back-rower? We need to have a think about that or do we go with what we’ve got. We have some really good young back-rowers in Jordan Riki and Brendan Piakura coming through to add to Tevita [Pangai jnr] and Alex Glenn. We aren’t in a rush.”