Smith returns for Storm to chase 400-game milestone
Cameron Smith has officially returned to training with the Melbourne Storm, marking the end to a stalemate with the club over his playing future.
Although his re-signing is yet to be announced by the club, the 35-year-old skipper has been training with the team since last week when he returned from an extended break with his family.
Storm officials have consistently maintained an agreement would be reached with their captain.
Smith, who will turn 36 in June, is now in line to become rugby league's first 400-game player - a feat that is unlikely to be repeated.
Heading into his 18th season, Smith is the highest-capped rugby league player of all time with 384 NRL games across 17 years of first grade with Melbourne.
The burgeoning record is owed to his incredible durability, having avoided serious injury for much of his legendary career.
If he is able to remain fit in 2019, he will celebrate the milestone against the Sharks at AAMI Park in round 17.
After retiring from all representative duties in 2018, he played all 27 games for Melbourne including his third-consecutive grand final.