Cameron Smith retires from representative rugby league

Drew Darbyshire

Cameron Smith has announced his retirement from representative rugby league with immediate effect.

The 34-year-old has called time on his legendary career for Australia and Queensland, meaning he will not be available for selection in the 2018 State of Origin Series or any Kangaroos Test matches.

Smith played 56 games for Australia and has won a Tri-Nations series, five Four Nations tournaments and three World Cups.

He has made 42 appearances for Queensland Maroons in the State of Origin, winning 11 series.

And Smith has revealed that he would like to continue playing for Melbourne Storm for a couple of more years.

He said: “That is something that I did think about when I was coming to my decision.

“It does not guarantee me any seasons in the NRL but I like to think it does give me an opportunity to stay on a bit longer.

“I love being involved in the game, I love playing the game. This extra commitment of representing Queensland in the middle of the season and Kangaroos matches at the end of the year does take its toll.

“I’d like to think it will give me the opportunity to play on in our domestic competition if it is the right thing for my family and the Melbourne Storm as well.”