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.