Melbourne Storm legend Cameron Smith has opened up on a couple of reasons why he cops criticism from media up in Sydney.
Smith was welcomed to Triple M's Hot Breakfast with a glowing
"That all sounds pretty nice, Cam, but I only read the Sydney press and I believe you're a mongrel!" he laughed.
It got a good laugh out of Smith, who said the heat out of Sydney had "come again".
"I think these journalists, they follow their side," he said.
Smith elaborated on a few reasons why he cops some criticism from further up north.
"That does add a little bit of fuel to the fire."