Cameron Smith calls time on Australia and Queensland career

Cameron Smith has retired from representative Rugby League with Australia and Queensland.

The legendary hooker confirmed the news less than a month before Queensland’s State of Origin series opener.

Smith, 34, boasts an incredible record at all levels of the game with 56 caps for Australia and 42 appearances for Queensland. As captain, he has won six State of Origin Series and 11 overall, while he captained the Kangaroos to World Cup success in 2013 and 2017.

“It’s been a fairly lengthy process for me to come to this decision,” he said.

“I probably started having small thoughts about finishing up my representative career last year.”

His retirement follows those of Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk, who called time on their representative careers last year.