Cameron Smith sighting at recreation with former Melbourne Storm teammate Matt Geyer sends hearsay mill into overdrive over his future
- NRL nice Cameron Smith has repeatedly refused to touch upon his future
- He’s off contract after guiding Melbourne to the 2020 NRL premiership
- Rumours are circulating he’ll signal for Gold Coast Titans or Brisbane Broncos
- On Friday, Smith was noticed at Titans trial recreation, sending media right into a frenzy
The saga surrounding whether or not NRL nice Cameron Smith will play on in 2021 has intensified after he was noticed at a Gold Coast Titans trial recreation on Friday evening.
Smith, 37, who’s regarded by some pundits as the best ever participant to lace rugby league boots, has saved the media and public guessing over his future all summer season.
The previous Australian and Queensland Maroons hooker, who has achieved each main milestone within the sport, was tipped by many to stroll away after guiding Melbourne Storm to the NRL premiership over Penrith at ANZ Stadium final October.
However after Smith was spotted in the grandstand at Pizzey Park watching on with good mate and former Storm teammate Matt Geyer, rumours are growing over his proposed future.
Cameron Smith (pictured above in white t-shirt) was an spectator on the Gold Coast Titans trial on Friday evening
Many felt the hooker (pictured above) would retire after the 2020 NRL season the place he received the premiership with Melbourne
Talking after his workforce’s 36-34 defeat by the hands of Queensland Cup facet Burleigh Bears, Titans coach Justin Holbrook denied he even knew Smith was on the recreation.
‘Oh, was he? I’ve obtained no thought. It is in all probability as a result of he (Smith) lives right here,’ he mentioned to a scrum of reporters.
‘You informed me you were not going to ask me (about him) anymore,’ Holbrook added with amusing.
Earlier this week, Titans chief govt Steve Mitchell denied the membership had made a proper method to Smith, who moved to the Gold Coast along with his household late final yr.
‘Retention and recruitment is one thing we do not touch upon, however we have not had any discussions (with Smith),’ Mitchell mentioned.
‘The beginning of the season’s about three weeks away … It is by no means been checked out as an possibility.’
Queensland legend Mal Meninga, who’s employed by the Titans as their head of efficiency, has additionally repeatedly denied hypothesis Smith shall be taking part in on the Glitter Strip in 2021.
‘We’ve not talked to Cam Smith, that’s 100 per cent reality,’ Meninga mentioned not too long ago.
‘It truly is that easy, we have not spoken to him.
Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith (pictured above) poses along with his spouse Barbara Smith after his four-hundredth profession NRL recreation in 2019
‘I haven’t got any thought what Cam is doing. I do not know if he is retiring. I am at nighttime like everybody else. However I do know he will not be on the Titans.’
The Brisbane Broncos, coming off the wood spoon after a horror 2020 marketing campaign, are reportedly prepared to put out the crimson carpet for Smith ought to he select to play on.
The 2021 NRL season kicks-off on March 11 when premiers Melbourne host South Sydney at AAMI Park.