Tag: Cameron Smith

Storm cloud: Cronk denies rift with former teammate Smith

Cooper Cronk has denied a rift with former teammate Cameron Smith. His comments come after recently giving Smith the cold shoulder after a game in Adelaide. According to several reports, Cronk and Smith fell out after Cronk announced he was leaving the Melbourne Storm for the Sydney Roosters. But Cronk said his relationship with Smith […]

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State of Origin’s greatest ever 100 players

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Think of all the players that have ever had the chance to stand in the bright lights of State of Origin. All the legends, the moments and the blood that stains the hallowed grass beneath them. Now try picking the greatest 100. Consider the great players that didnt make the list: […]

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The final act 16 years in the making: The epic saga of Cooper Cronk and the Melbourne Storm

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Not long ago, in a galaxy far away, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith and Billy Slater wear the same coloured jersey, train in the same gym, devise tactics under the same coach. It was a golden era for the Melbourne Storm who wished it would never end. Unfortunately for the Storm – […]

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The XIII: State of Origin Entertainers

BY STAFF WRITERS  Rugby league is all about entertainment and State of Origin is arguably the pinnacle of our game. So to be the most entertaining at Origin level makes you the cream of the crop. But who are they? What qualifies you for this team? The quickest? The strongest? Maybe it’s the ego or […]

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Cameron Smith is the most influential player in rugby league history

BY CURTIS WOODWARD  @woodward_curtis  They say a great player can make an average player look a million bucks. An average Joe can be a premiership winner, play for their country or state. A good player demands more from those around them. The Johnathan Thurston’s, Cooper Cronk’s, Billy Slater’s and Greg Inglis’s of this world have […]

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‘I had a fear of letting people down’: Smith retires from rep footy

BY STAFF WRITERS Legendary hooker Cameron Smith has officially retired from retirement football effective immediately after calling a press conference in Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon. Flanked by Queensland coach Kevin Walters and watched on by Craig Bellamy and other Melbourne Storm officials – Smith explained what drove him to play on – and so well […]

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Cameron Smith retires from rep football effective immediately

Australian and Queensland captain Cameron Smith has sent shockwaves through the rugby league world by retiring effective immediately from all representative football. It is understood Smith will officially make the announcement this afternoon and has already told Melbourne Storm teammates. His Maroons teammates, such as South Sydney’s Greg Inglis, were seemingly unaware of his decision […]

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