2014 Review: Cameron Smith

Overview:

Cameron Smith once again produced an ultra consistent season leading his side from the front in 2014, missing just two matches.

Named the Club’s best forward in 2014, the captain closed out the year as Melbourne’s leading points scorer, achieving the feat for the ninth time.

In Round 2, Smith became the Club’s games record holder, surpassing legend Matt Geyer before in Round 20 the 31-year old became the greatest points scoring forward in rugby league history.

A vital cog in the Storm wheel both in defence and attack, Smith finished in the top five at the Club for try assists and try saves. Smith’s attention to detail in defence was signified in his tackle count with the number nine laying just short of 1000 tackles from 23 games.

On a number of occasions in 2014 Smith pushed through the pain barrier for his side, overcoming ankle injuries to play in Round 12 and in the Club’s Elimination Final showdown against the Bulldogs late in the season.

The Storm skipper also lead his state and country with distinction in 2014, playing in his 12th Origin series and 38th Test match.

In March, Smith agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with Storm, keeping the future immortal in Melbourne until the end of the 2018 NRL season.

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2014 Stats:

 

Games:

Tries:

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Tackles:

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Offloads:

Smith

23

2

145

960

121

22

2014 ‘Moment’:

Smith’s moment of the season came in Round 1 with a memorable field goal over Manly at Brookvale Oval. In an epic encounter between two modern day rivals, the Melbourne captain’s first field goal of his NRL career was enough to hand Storm victory in golden point extra time.