NRL Rd 19 - Storm v Sea Eagles
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Cameron Smith (c) of the Storm (R) talks with Brandon Smith of the Storm during the round 19 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park on July 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith has been tipped to pull on a Titans jumper for the 2021 season, with the 430-game great potentially part of a double signing with Brandon Smith.

According to The Daily Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield, the Titans could land the Storm veteran for next season before the arrival of Brandon Smith for the 2022 season.

Cameron Smith is yet to to make a decision on his playing future and is believed to be considering a swansong season in Queensland over playing on with Melbourne or calling time on his career.

“I have a feeling Cameron Smith will play for the Gold Coast Titans next year,” Rothfield told Sky Sports Radio.

“For one year to say goodbye. And what a good story it would be if he could drive them into the finals with their other new signings. And then after one year, he’ll be replaced by Brandon Smith. That’s just a theory I’ve got.

“With the Bryce Cartwright money, they’ve got $650,000-$700,000 left in the cap. With young (Nathan) Peats leaving, they don’t have a hooker. Cameron is living on the Gold Coast.”

“He hasn’t woken up and said I’ve had enough. So he hasn’t made a decision.

“Jeez it would be a good story.”

The 37-year-old is out of contract and has stated he will make a decision before Christmas, with several rival clubs joining the Titans in showing interest in the Maroons great.

There is also strong interest in Brandon Smith from a number of clubs, with the New Zealand international told he is able to gain an early release from his contract in 12 months time.

Penrith Panthers great Mark Geyer has told Cameron Smith to hurry up and announce his decision after long speculation on his future has played a major role in the 2020 season.

Speaking on Triple M, Geyer said fans have waited long enough and should be made aware of the decision immediately.

“I think we’re over it,” Geyer said on Triple M.

“I regard him as the best player that has ever played the game. He is the GOAT closely followed by Andrew Johns.

“But I think we all thought that once they won the competition that maybe that night wouldn’t have been the announcement, but maybe once he wrote his book, which has been very controversial in many ways that he might have given us a hint in the book about where he is headed.

“But at the moment we still don’t know what he is doing, but I think we should know.

“I know it is not our business and everyone says it is none of your business, but he is a public figure in a public game and other clubs need to move on.”

1 COMMENT

  1. How have the Titans just gotten rid of Cartwright & Latu , without any damage to their next seasons salary cap?
    Obviously the club didn’t want either player there. They offloaded Latu to an English club , before the start of the 2020 season. Then they didn’t want Cartwright on the books either. So made up the Cartwright needed to come back to Sydney story. However, the big sponsors that the Titans now have, had to have paid out both players contracts to get rid of them. Yet , the Titans have the money from both players contracts to spend on new players straight away?
    None of this paying for part of their contracts, with the clubs they’re now playing at for the Titans.
    It all stinks of double standards. Some clubs end up paying part of players contracts, when they’re at another club. If you have the big money backers, you get away with almost anything!

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