BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Cameron Smith of the Storm calls out instructions to his players during the round seven NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Melbourne Storm at Suncorp Stadium on April 20, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm has tabled a new contract to premiership skipper Cameron Smith for 2019.

The proposed one-year deal, which has been presented to Smith’s manager, Isaac Moses, would take the games record holder close to the 400 mark.

Melbourne’s chief executive Dave Donaghy told the Herald Sun that an offer had been made to the Sydney-based Moses.

Smith was under an injury cloud earlier in the week after leaving last Friday’s clash with the Rabbitohs in the 73rd minute due to a pain in his heel.

But the veteran hooker was cleared of serious injury and is expected to lineup this weekend against the Sharks.

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“He did not require scans because he pulled up so well,” Storm football director Frank Ponissi told the Herald Sun.

“The injury is a tendon irritation to his toe.”

Ponissi added that Smith was being effectively managed but the club’s medical staff were particularly optimistic about his latest setback.

“He gets managed well regardless of any injury just because of his age and so on … if it was recurring I’d imagine they’d look at that,” Ponissi said.

“Given the profile of the player, who he is and how important he is, and our medical staff always err on the side of conservative rather than aggressive.

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“I’ve been pleasantly surprised how at ease they’ve (medical team) been on the injury since Friday night … it’s been good news after good news after good news, since then.”

7 COMMENTS

  1. Contract one: 1 million dollars.
    Secret contract: 1 million dollars, new house, new car, new boat……etc.

  2. Haha. No he’s signing on for $50k, plus $1.45m in arms length 3rd party agreements. Wink and a nod from the NRL for their golden boy.

  3. NRL are so conflicted in this whole thing the Storm get all the favours and benefits from NRL salary cap exemptions down to their refereeing. Anything to keep storm at the top to guarantee a presence in AFL heartland and keep the TV Revenue flowing through. So one sided its not funny. This is not a level playing field. NO other team get the same favours from the NRL. NOBODY. least of all if you happen to be a Sydney club- you get discriminated against just because there are so many more Sydney teams. Cmon Todd and NRL. Wake up. Most of your fans have woken up to you!

    • Hey Jim Morrison called, he said you left your tin foil hat at Elvis’s place, right next to photos that prove the moon landing was fake.

  4. Well said ManWar. Only I would argue that the blessed Boncos get a fair slice in the favouritism stakes from the NRL too.

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