During the week, former Cronulla Sharks and current Knights forward Jeremey Smith announced his retirement from Rugby League at season end.
Playing for the Sharks between the 2011 and 2012 season, Smith soon became a crowd favourite.
Today, the former-Kiwi international will captain his Newcastle Knights side who are out to record their second victory of the 2016 NRL season.
Smith said that he felt it an honour to step onto an NRL field and in fact make a career out of the game.
“I’ve definitely had a lot of highs in Rugby League,” said Smith.
“I never thought I’d play one game let-alone 200.
“All-in-all I’ve been pretty happy with my career. I’ll be able to sit down at the end of the day and look back and say ‘woah, I was pretty lucky I did play in some special teams’
The ever-modest Smith said he’ll miss a host of things about playing professional Rugby League, in particular the comradery of the sport.
“Probably a bit of everything really. Especially training, being around the boys and definitely the big games.
“Getting pumped for them and putting it all on the line.”
In his time at the Sharks, Smith made 42 appearances crossing the line on seven occasions.
The Cronulla Sharks wish Smith all the best in his career post-football however will be out to record a victory over the Knights enforcer in today’s clash.
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