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    Smith warns Storm mate Munster to behave

    Cameron Smith says Cameron Munster must get his off-field behaviour right if he wants to become a 'special' player.

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    The message from Cameron Smith was clear on Sunday - get your off-field behaviour right, Cameron Munster.

    Smith believed Storm teammate Munster was still in the Queensland mix as the Maroons begin life after Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk but did not believe the playmaker could become "special" unless he turned himself around off the field.

    Smith's NRL club Melbourne last week denied a report that the Storm were becoming frustrated with Munster's off-field behaviour and were considering releasing the playmaker.

    But Storm captain Smith on Sunday spelled out what was expected from 23-year-old Munster after appearing to lose his way during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

    "He's a young guy. Most young people get into some sort of mischief but he's a good young kid - I truly believe that," Smith said.

    "We all know he is a wonderful footballer but once he gets his off-field right along with his on-field stuff he can be a special player we can see for a long time to come.

    "And he can be a special player for Queensland if he wants to - he's just got to make sure he applies himself properly."

    Munster made one of the great State of Origin debuts in Queensland's game three victory that sealed an 11th series win in 12 years in 2017.

    However, Munster was reportedly on thin ice at Melbourne after it was claimed the Storm star was sent home from Australia's World Cup campaign for coming to blows with teammate Ben Hunt.

    It also emerged Munster failed to return from a day at the races to the Kangaroos team hotel until the next morning during the Cup campaign.

    Munster was also among the eight players who were hit with a 12-month Origin ban by Queensland coach Kevin Walters for breaking curfew at the 2016 Emerging Maroons camp.

    Smith and Johnathan Thurston were in Brisbane on Sunday to promote their testimonial clash - Melbourne's February 23 clash with North Queensland at Suncorp Stadium.

    Smith said the likes of Munster could do worse than follow the example of former Test and Maroons playmaker Thurston, who retired from representative footy in late 2017.

    "He's done a great job in teaching those guys what it takes to be a State of Origin player, the way you need to conduct yourself around camp and what you need to do to win big games," Smith said.

    "Hopefully those young fellas can do that this year."


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