Cameron Smith sits down with Storm TV for the first time since signing a new, four year deal with Melbourne Storm.
Melbourne Storm Captain Cameron Smith has re-signed with the club for a further four years in a deal that will see the number nine finish his career as a one club player.
Speaking to Storm TV following the decision, Smith cited his family as a major factor in remaining in Melbourne.
"My biggest consideration was family and what was best for them first," Smith said.
"After lengthy discussions with my wife, it probably took a trip overseas to make the decision clear, we thought the best place for the family to stay the next five years was Melbourne.
"Its been home to us for the last 13, all the kids were born here, they've sort of settled into school now too."
The Melbourne, Queensland and Australian captain, who made his first-grade debut in 2002 will now stay in purple for a further four seasons, taking him to 2018.
"Other factors I had to think about was obviously teammates, the coaching staff here and all the administration that not only myself but my wife and kids are very close to as well," Smith said.
"At the end of the day, I'm happy I've made the decision to stay in Melbourne, its great that personally I get the opportunity to finish as a one club player.
"In a way I'm very lucky and just glad that I've made the right choice, it feels right to stay here now too."