Storm TV caught up with Cameron Smith and Billy Slater earlier in the year to talk about each others upcoming milestones and what influence they've had on the club.
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Cameron Smith will break the Storm games record of 262, previously held by Matt Geyer. Billy Slater will play his 250th first-grade match.
Billy Slater on Cameron Smith
“Cameron means everything to Melbourne Storm.”
“He has been such a great leader, a great player and a great guy to have around the club for the last twelve years."
“He is everything you want in a captain and a leader on the field."
“He certainly leads by his actions but when he does speak, the words that come out his mouth certainly mean a lot too” Slater said.
Cameron Smith on the club record
“I think it will an extremely proud moment for myself and obviously my family. Purely because when I started I would have been happy to play a handful of games."
“I just felt lucky that I was getting the opportunity to play one game.”
“The thing that makes it more special is that the guy that currently holds the record, Matt Geyer, who is a very close friend of mine and he’s a guy that has helped me a lot throughout my career."
“For both my family and obviously the Geyer family, I hope it’s a really special day.”
Cameron Smith on Billy Slater
“A lot of people just think of Bill because of the try’s he scores and the great catches he takes."
“He works extremely hard to be the very best he can be each week for the team."
“I’m just really pleased for Bill that he gets to play 250 games here. He probably has had plenty of opportunities to go elsewhere to play at different clubs but he has always wanted to stay here."
“It’s great that he gets to play 250 and hopefully I’ll be there to play alongside him.”
Billy on his 250th game
“To play 250 games for the club that I love is a very humbling moment and hopefully I can achieve that in Round 2."
“Milestones certainly are great but not ones that you actually focus on."
“It’s more of a result of hard work and persistence to make sure your out there each and every week."