NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Tim Grant of the Tigers is tackled by Jeremy Smith of the Knights during the round six NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Wests Tigers at Hunter Stadium on April 10, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

If Tariq Sims has his way, rugby league’s oldest player will be playing for the Newcastle Knights past his 37th birthday.

Veteran lock Jeremy Smith will rack up his 200th top-grade game when he tackles Manly at Hunter Stadium on Monday and has not ruled out continuing beyond the end of the season.

Smith, who turned 36 nine days ago, admitted he would consider a 14th season in the NRL, depending on “how the body pulls up’’.

“I still love playing footy … it’s only early days yet, so I’ll just wait until the middle of the season when the body’s under a bit more duress, and see how I go,’’ he said.

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