Australian and Queensland captain Cameron Smith has announced his retierment from representative rugby league effective immediately.
Smith announced his retierment in a press conference earlier today.
It's understood Smith told his Storm teammates of his decision.
Smith has played a record 42 Origin matches for Queensland.
Apart from one match he missed in 2008 when Matt Ballin wore the No.9 jersey, Smith has not missed an Origin series since making his interstate debut in 2003.
Andrew McCullough, Jake Friend and Jake Granville would be the main contenders to replace him in the side to face New South Wales at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 6.
Greg Inglis is the likely option to replace Smith as Queensland captain.
Inglis would be in contention for the Kangaroos captaincy but NSW skipper Boyd Cordner, who was vice‑captain at the World Cup last year, would be the favourite for the national role.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.