Cameron Smith says getting the opportunity to play rugby league on ANZAC Day is "always a special occasion" ahead of Saturday evening's meeting with Manly.

Visiting Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance with the Club's playing group, coaches and staff, Smith explained the honour and emotion surrounding such a special day for Australians and New Zealanders.

"It's always a special occasion getting the opportunity to play on ANZAC Day," Smith said on Monday afternoon.

"It's an honour to be able to play on such a significant day for Australians and New Zealanders. We've got a fair share of both in our squad.

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"We all like to sit down and reflect on the ANZACs and what they've done for this country.

"To be given the chance to play rugby league on such a special day is extra special as well."

The Storm captain said the exercise was a very worthwhile experience and allowed those at the Club to gain a greater knowledge of such a significant day and better understand the true meaning of the ANZACs.

"We did this a few years ago and it was quite a moving day actually," Smith said.

"It's a nice time to actually go in there (the Shrine of Remembrance), have a look and see what it's all about.

"To have a bit of quite time and have a look at some of the memorabilia, photos and stories and get a real sense of what the day is about and what the ANZAC really means."

Storm will host Manly on Saturday evening at AAMI Park with kick-off from 6:15pm. The fixture will be the seventh ANZAC Day match hosted in Melbourne since 2009.