Cameron Smith wore a pair of Nike Tiempo Legend IV’s as he led Queensland to a record seventh successive series win. Considered by some to be one of the greatest players to captain the Maroons, his side still had to work incredibly hard to head off a gutsy New South Wales team.
While Smith and his boots both suit the name ‘Legend’, there’s plenty in the design and development of the Nike Tiempo Legend IV’s that make them an appropriate choice for a player of his calibre and style of play. With Jonathan Thurston having a quiet series, more of the kicking and decision making duties fell to Smith. Reliability, comfort and sensitivity all factor into the design, and materials used in the Nike Tiempo Legend IV and meant that he was able to do his job more effectively. A soft Kangaroo leather upper, with a sculptured heel cup and a ridged heel surface for durability, combine to create an advanced boot, perfect for one of the busiest players in the game of Rugby League.
After NSW’s win in game two, Mal Meninga and Cameron Smith had the heat on to win the decider, especially as it was a home game for the passionate Queenslanders. Some clever adjustments to the backlines running angles worked to bring Jonathan Thurston back into the attack. Smith also directed his forwards defensive line more effectively. This resulted in a more dominant and controlled display, that netted the home state yet another win, albeit by a single point.