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CAMERON Smith will tonight create history by becoming the first Melbourne Storm player to play 300 NRL games.
The Storm skipper will reach the milestone in front of his adoring fans at AAMI Park.
Smith, who is a revered figure in this AFL-loving state, will bring up the triple hundred against the Penrith Panthers with the game kicking off at 7.35pm. The 32-year-old said his family were his biggest supporters, even if his young children didn’t fully understand what all the fuss was about.
“They just think dad just plays for Australia and he plays for Queensland and he gets to hold a trophy up and that is that,” Smith laughed.
“It is amazing to share this moment with my three children and Barb, who has been there since the start.”
Barb, Smith’s wife, said it was a big day for her family.
“As his wife, I’m extremely proud he has reached this milestone and that he’s been able to it at Melbourne Storm,” she said.
“It’s really special that he gets to play his 300th game at AAMI Park and in front of his home crowd.”