Smith’s form is too good for him to consider retirement – Kangaroos teammates

Cameron Smith’s form is too good for him to consider representative football retirement at the end of the Rugby League World Cup, according to his Kangaroos teammates. Smith has refused to confirm whether he will continue playing for Queensland and Australia beyond Saturday’s decider against England, saying he will sit on his future over the summer.

His potential exit to focus on his NRL club Melbourne would bring to an end the representative career of arguably the best player in the history of the game. But in a week in which Smith is a short‑priced favourite to take out the Golden Boot award, two of his Kangaroos teammates believe their captain can continue well beyond this year. Utility Wade Graham said he can’t see Smith pulling the pin on the green‑and‑gold, even if it means the NSW State of Origin team are subject to his master classes. Smith will lead the Kangaroos as they take on England in the Rugby League World Cup final at 10pm Saturday.

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