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The secret to Cam Smith’s longevity and why more stars play longer – NRL.COM

At 37 years of age Cameron Smith is currently the oldest player in the NRL but 60 others who have turned 30 or older have played this year and up to eight more – including 35-year-old Sonny Bill Williams – could join the list before the end of the season.

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For much of his remarkable 19-year career, Cameron Smith has been mocked about his physique but the 423-game veteran has the strongest core of any player Kangaroos elite performance manager Troy Thomson has come across.
Nicknamed The Accountant by Melbourne Storm team-mates, Smith has been an inspiration for the growing army of players whose careers now extend well beyond 30 due to a combination of advances in diet, recovery, preparation, training methods, technology and genetics.
At 37 years …

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