Cameron Smith has been spotted training on the Gold Coast simply three weeks earlier than the NRL season kicks off on March 11.
Smith has spent the previous 19 seasons enjoying for the Melbourne Storm and was anticipated to retire after profitable his fifth grand last in October.
The 37-year-old has been silent on his future for months, with hypothesis he couldn’t come to phrases with retirement whereas nonetheless being top-of-the-line gamers within the sport.
He was named the Storm’s participant of the yr in 2020 and completed fourth within the Dally M Medal.
Smith relocated his household to the Gold Coast on the finish of final yr and has been linked to the Titans for months.
The Mudgeeraba Redbacks, a rugby league membership on the Gold Coast, posted a photograph of Smith in footy boots on their Fb web page on Tuesday.
“Our Junior Vice President (Savili Sega) ran into the legend himself Cam Smith down on the internet immediately,” the Redbacks wrote in a submit.
“How good is it to have this legend dwelling in our metropolis and simply kicking the footy round on a stupendous sunny day.”
If the hooker continues his outstanding profession right into a twentieth yr, the Gold Coast will instantly be thought-about premiership contenders.
The Titans are remaining coy and say they haven’t been in touch with Smith however the membership additionally received’t rule out signing arguably the best participant of all time.
Smith has performed a document 430 NRL matches and featured in 98 consultant matches for Queensland and Australia between 2003 and 2017.
Rugby League legend Mark Geyer, whose brother is shut mates with Smith, final week stated he has “an inkling” the Titans will finally get their man.
“I’ve bought an inkling that if the Titans come out of the blocks in a fairly stable manner, I’ve bought a fairly tight feeling that he may wish to be part of that. I believe he desires to be a part of the Titans,” Geyer informed Triple M’s The Rush Hour.
“I don’t suppose he’ll begin. His health has all been round utilizing ropes, his core energy is second to none, which provides him the benefit over everybody else.
“Apparently he can go on a rope for like an hour, whereas you attempt to do it for 45 seconds and see how exhausting it’s.
“He’s a freak of an athlete. I wish to see him go to the Titans, do like a Tom Brady sort state of affairs.
“The worst they may do is come out and (win) zero from 4, as a result of I don’t suppose Cam Smith wish to end his profession coming second or third final.
“He desires to be aggressive, he’s been aggressive his entire life and he doesn’t wish to lose that feeling.”