Cameron Smith did not just play the most games in rugby league history, he will play himself into an elite position never embarked upon by any player.
Smith is set to become the first player since the game was introduced in 1908, to play 400 games in the highest level of rugby league in Australia.
In retrospect, this new record which Smith looks likely to achieve will not be threatened, with his nearest rival Cooper Cronk, still 35 games short and bound for retirement.
Whilst, Cameron Smith has sensationally signed a new deal until at least the end of 2020, he will be 37 years old.
The contract extension was revealed by the Daily Telegraph’s James Hooper:
“We just spoke a moment ago about Cameron Smith, and the fact that it looks as though he is definitely going to go for another couple of seasons,” Hooper said.
“So, look, as it stands at the moment, Cameron’s played 372 NRL games which is clearly a massive, massive achievement.
“But beyond that, if he plays every game for the rest of this season, he’ll go past 380.
“Then, from what I’m hearing at the moment, I think he’s definitely going to play next season and most likely even a season beyond that, provided his body holds up.”
Smith made his debut for the Storm in 2002 against the Bulldogs, now regarded as one of the best the game has ever seen.