Storm star Felise Kaufusi has dropped a hint on the playing future of club legend and captain Cameron Smith beyond season 2020.
Smith’s eagerly anticipated decision whether he will retire at season’s end or play on into a remarkable 20th season has dominated headlines for months.
However Kaufusi believes the 37-year-old will play on in 2021, it is just a matter of what jersey he will be wearing.
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“I think he will play on,” Ambassador of Footy Colours Day Kaufusi told students at Sacred Heart Primary School, Yarrawonga.
“I’m not sure [where]. Could be Melbourne, could be Brisbane, could be Titans. Who knows.”
Reports have speculated for months that Smith is weighing up whether retire or to play on and finish his career a one-club player or move home to Queensland with his young family and potentially play for the Titans or Broncos.
The Storm seem to have accepted that Smith’s decision could hinge on whether the Storm win the title and could come as late as after the end of the season.
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Kaufusi knows Smith pretty well having played 128 games for the Storm since his debut in 2015.
The 28-year-old believes Smith is hands down the best player he has ever played with and is showing no signs of slowing down in his 19th season.
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“He’s the best player I’ve ever played with,” Kaufusi said.
“He’d played the most games in our competition and I just think he’s the best player.
Cameron Smith’s future is still up in the air.Source:Getty Images
“Just his ability to get on the park week in, week out. He hasn’t missed too many games. He’s the most-capped player in our competition, so just that in itself.
“Also under fatigue he always comes up with the right decisions, the right plays at the right time, so that’s what I think sets him apart from the rest.”
Originally published asStorm star lets slip hint on Cameron Smith’s future
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