Smith reaches new heights
In Sunday’s Grand Final Cameron Smith went to a level only two players have reached before in the history of the game.
The Storm skipper made an incredible 73 tackles during 80 minutes of some of the toughest rugby league you will ever see.
Only two players in NRL history have made more tackles than Smith did in the Grand Final.
Elijah Taylor made 77 for the Panthers in 2015 while Nathan Hindmarsh recorded 75 against the Storm in 2007.
Smith was not alone though as plenty of his teammates also dug deep all night.
Nine Storm players finished the game with 25 tackles or more.
Kiwi trio Tohu Harris, Jesse Bromwich and Kevin Proctor all finished in the 40s on the tackle tally.
Led by their skipper, it was a brave performance from the men in purple and one that shows the character of the side that will continue in 2017.