According to the reports NRL boss Todd Greenberg presented Cameron Smith’s wife Barbara with the diamond ring at a dinner held in Smith’s honour. However, the NRL seems to make “no apologies” for gifting Cameron Smith’s wife Barbara an expensive ring to celebrate her husband’s 400th game.
And at present diamond ring was also not included in the official register of gifts paid for by the governing body that includes a crystal football and a painted mural in Melbourne to mark Smith’s occasion, which is reportedly valued at $15,000.
The NRL boss Todd Greenberg said, “Our biggest stars wouldn’t be where they are today without the women in their lives.”
He further added, “We make no apologies for honouring the amazing role Barb has played and the sacrifices she has made throughout Cameron’s career. His feat made history and may never be done again. It was right to acknowledge the achievement in the way we did.”
However, Melbourne boss Dave Donaghy did not have any knowledge about the diamond ring before it was presented by Greenberg. As he said, “We had no idea it was coming. It was a gift from the NRL. We gave her a bunch of flowers.”