Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hinted at building a statue of Cameron Smith to honour the Queensland and Australian Rugby League great.
Following his resignation from representative football, the Premier told State Parliament a representation of Smith should be built outside Suncorp Stadium
“Perhaps the time has come for Cameron, Jonathon Thurston and Allan Langer to join our Rugby League hall of fame outside Suncorp Stadium,” she said.
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Cameron Smith has just ended the best ever career in maroon, green and gold. Only Lockyer would come close. Champion of the game.
— Chris Garry (@ChrisGarry7) May 15, 2018
Outside of the stadium, there is currently bronze statues of Wally Lewis, Darren Lockyer, Mal Meninga and Arthur Beetson.
The Premier added Smith’s retirement was a blow to Queensland but was confident another player would fill the void.
Smith has had, arguably, the greatest State of Origin career ever.
The no.9 debuted in 2003 after just 18 NRL games, he went on to play 42 Origins, winning 26 of them and helped Queensland to 11 series victories in the past 12 years.