Melbourne Storm football director Frank Ponissi has spoken on the impact Cameron Smith has had on the game and the club during the course of his career.
Smith is set to play his 400th game this week against the Sharks, becoming the first NRL player to reach the milestone.
“He’s just left an incredible influence in terms of high standards and high success,” Ponissi told SEN Drive.
“He’s going to be incredibly hard to replace when that day does come. It’s certainly not going to be the end of this year, we think it’s the end of 2020.”
Ponissi went as far to say that Smith could be considered the greatest player to ever play the game.
“He’s a remarkable player, once in a generation definitely and could go down as one of the all-time greats if not the greatest of all-time," he added.
“It’s just going to be an enormous legacy he leaves both for the game and for this football club.”
The Storm currently sit on top of the NRL ladder with 28 points, three games clear of the Roosters in second.
Listen to Frank Ponissi's chat on SEN Drive in the player below