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Queensland skipper Cameron Smith retires from rep duties

15 May, 2018, 11:43 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Queensland coach Kevin Walters paid glowing tribute to Smith saying the Maroons would not be able to replace him with anyone similar

The rugby league-loving community have shared numerous tributes to Cameron Smith following news of his retirement from representative football.

Cameron Smith knew his decision to call time on his glittering representative career was right when he told Queensland coach Kevin Walters and all he felt was relief. Smith has won two NRL premierships with the Storm.

Smith admitted the lure of playing one last Origin game on the MCG and Suncorp Stadium made him think twice about playing on but in the end "the reasons for not playing outweighted the reasons for playing on".

Smith said after failing to back from last year's State of Origin matches for the Storm was a sign to hang up the boots for Queensland and Australia.

Smith announced the surprise move on Tuesday afternoon that he would no longer play rugby league beyond his club duties with the Melbourne Storm.

The Storm will be without Smith against Manly at AAMI Park on Saturday night as he serves a one-game suspension for a risky tackle last round.

"Last year, more than any other year, the Origin series in particular had an effect on me both physically and mentally", said Smith.

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"I would like to think it does give me the opportunity to play on a bit longer in the domestic competition if that is the right thing for myself and the family and if it's the right thing for Melbourne Storm as well".

"I couldn't quite back up after any of those Origin matches and maybe that was a sign there that it was time, because I have always been very proud of my ability to back up".

Fox Sports reports that Smith, along with Queensland coach Kevin Walters, will hold a press conference in Melbourne at 1pm this afternoon, where Smith will confirm he is walking away from Maroons and Kangaroos football effective immediately.

He captained Australia during the 2013 and 2017 World Cups, winning both.

"I still believe Queensland can win this year".

It means Queensland will have to appoint a new captain and hooker for the Origin series opener against New South Wales on June 6.

Greg Inglis is widely seen as the most likely option to replace Smith as Queensland captain, with Inglis and NSW skipper Boyd Cordner in the frame to lead the national team.

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