NRL star Cameron Smith, and his wife Barb, welcomed their daughter Matilda six weeks ago. Matilda Smith joins siblings Jada, aged 4, and Jasper, aged 2 and a half.
Cameron has played for the Melbourne Storm since 2002, and the following year was named the team’s Rookie of the Year, as well as making his debut for Queensland in the State of Origin Series. In 2005 he was named Melbourne’s Player of the Year; in 2006 he won the Dally M Medal, was once again named Player of the Year, and made his debut for Australia in international rugby league. In 2007 he was named Club Player of the Year again, and in State of Origin, won the Wally Lewis Medal for player of the series, and the Ron Mcauliffe Medal for Queensland player of the series. In 2008 he became captain of the Melbourne Storm, and also captained Queensland for the entire Origin series of that year. In 2009 he became the Melbourne Storm’s highest ever points-scorer, and in 2010 became the first player for the Melbourne Storm to reach 1000 points. Last year he won the Wally Lewis Medal again, and was also named the Dally M Captain of the Year, and Dally M Hooker of the Year. Cameron is currently preparing for the last match of the 2012 Origin series, which takes place on July 4.
Barbara (nee Johnson) and Cameron have been together since their high school days. They were married last year.