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)

Cameron Smith is set to take a shot at reaching the elusive 400-game milestone, with the Storm, Maroons and Kangaroos legend set to play on in the NRL.

Smith, who currently has 374 games to his name, is set to play on into 2019 according to The Daily Telegraph, and could become the first player in NRL history to surpass 400 games.

Melbourne’s football manager Frank Ponissi spoke to The Daily Telegraph about Smith’s contract talks, and set the Storm skipper sets the timeline, although he has indicated his willingness to play on next season.

“He (Cameron) has earned the right to take his time,” Ponissi said.

“But talks are progressing well with Cameron. That said it is still very early days.

“Whilst Cameron has not made a definitive decision on his future post 2018, he has indicated a desire to continue playing at this stage.

“But he will let us know his future in due course.”

Smith has shown no signs of slowing down this season, playing 16 of the Storm’s 17 matches, and missing his only game of the season through suspension.

The 35-year-old has already retired from representative football.


  1. He is only doing it for himself, for his own stats. Just so he can praised for the 400 games and be the only player to do it. He loves all the praise.

  2. I think the fact that he has a slight build with not much muscle mass goes a long way to why he is rarely injured and my be able to play 400 games.
    If he believes he can remain competitive, good on him.

  3. Good work cam , but more 2 the point as a Broncos supporter I really like Ricky Stuart . He was so right tonight when saying sh+t about the ref’s. And Greenberger couldn’t run the dogs with out running the nrl. Look where they r now and he was there when it all started with the dogs over cap.

    Good on u ricky the fans should pay your fine cause u seen to b the only coach standing up 4 the fans.

    That 2m that went to the bunker should of went to the jr league’s club , not to something that dosen’t work.

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