NRL nice and former Maroons Origin captain Cameron Smith has added gas to the 2021 hearsay mill, placing his hard-earned Storm earnings down on a house in QLD – right here’s a primary look inside.
Whereas the beloved Maroons nice this week confirmed that he had performed his final recreation for Melbourne Storm, hope has sprung amongst Queenslanders after reviews of a secret assembly with the coach of the Gold Coast Titans.
Whereas we can’t speculate if he’ll be siding with the Titans subsequent season in no matter form or type, what we are able to affirm is that Smith has put his hard-earned Melbourne Storm NRL earnings down on this home within the Gold Coast hinterland.
The plan for an iso life in Queensland publish Melbourne Storm was months within the making, sparked when the workforce was based mostly within the state for coaching throughout COVID-19.
Smith’s buy is a four-bedroom home, with a examine, on half an acre at Bonogin – a small group of beneath 5,000 folks within the Gold Coast hinterland.
Data present he paid $855,000, and struck the deal in Could, although the placement has solely now been revealed.
The positioning he selected is totally fenced with a big 4671sq m block, and the home is unexpectedly modest for such a megastar.
What the property does have although is a great deal of room for a rising household, with three residing areas, a separate kids’s wing and a big in-ground pool.
Whereas the home is ripe for a renovation, the acreage property is sensible for Smith, who has three kids, two daughters and a son, along with his spouse Barbara Johnson.
Kahlee Townsend of Ray White Robina, who offered the property to Smith, declined to touch upon the sale stating confidentiality causes.
Locals have for a while predicted that Smith would purchase someplace on the seaside within the southern suburbs of Burleigh or Currumbin, after he was noticed procuring in native surf outlets earlier within the yr. Whereas Bonogin is a little bit farther inland, it’s nonetheless inside simple hanging distance of the coast.
Smith, who was born in Logan in Larger Brisbane, has said prior to now that his retirement plan was to maneuver to the Gold Coast.
Whether or not this hinterland property buy alerts recreation over on his profession or recreation on for a task with the Gold Coast Titans stays to be seen.
One factor is definite for Smith, he’s not often out of the information. This week he made headlines throughout a number of states for the launch of his e book The Storm Inside: Cameron Smith:
The autobiography of a legend, which attracted fast criticism from former NRL boss David Gallop who accused him of being “simply plain mistaken” concerning the 2010 wage cap scandal investigation.