Billy Slater to play 300th game
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg has congratulated Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater on reaching the 300-game milestone.
Slater will join the exclusive 300-club on Saturday night when the Storm face Wests Tigers at AAMI Park.
Slater, the Queensland and Australian representative, will become the 31st player to play 300 games or more.
He will be presented with the match ball from his 300th game by ARLC Chairman Peter Beattie following the round-two clash on Saturday night.
“Billy has been a remarkable player throughout his career,” Mr Greenberg said.
“His explosive speed, vision, toughness and the ability to find something out of nothing have always made him one of the most exciting players in the competition to watch.
“His resilience in recent years have also set him apart.
“I’m sure I speak for many when I say how inspirational it was to see Billy return to the field following his shoulder problems.
“It will be great to see him reach a milestone he richly deserves.”
THE 300 CLUB (30 players)
App Player Club/s Years
359 Cameron Smith Melbourne 2002-2018
355 Darren Lockyer Brisbane 1995-2011
350 Terry Lamb Wests, Canterbury 1980-1996
349 Steve Menzies Manly, Northern Eagles 1993-2008
347 Corey Parker Brisbane 2001-2016
336 Brad Fittler Penrith, Sydney Roosters 1989-2004
332 Cliff Lyons Norths, Manly 1985-1999
330 Nathan Hindmarsh Parramatta 1998-2012
328 Andrew Ettingshausen Cronulla 1983-2000
325 Geoff Gerard Parramatta, Manly, Penrith 1974-1989
324 Cooper Cronk Melbourne, Sydney Roosters 2004-2018
318 Jason Croker Canberra 1991-2006
318 Chris Heighington Wests Tigers, Cron, N’stle 2003-2018
317 Hazem El Masri Bulldogs 1996-2009
315 Paul Langmack Canterbury, Wests, Easts 1983-1999
315 Luke Priddis Canberra, B’ne, P’th, St George Ill 1997-2010
313 Steve Price Bulldogs, Warriors 1994-2009
313 Brent Kite St George Illawarra, Manly, Penrith 2002-2015
312 Ruben Wiki Canberra, Warriors 1993-2008
309 Petero Civoniceva Brisbane, Penrith 1998-2012
307 Brett Kimmorley New, Hun, Mel, N Eag, Cron, C’bury 1995-2010
307 Luke Lewis Penrith, Cronulla 2001-2017
306 Ryan Hoffman Melbourne, Warriors 2003-2018
305 Paul Gallen Cronulla 2001-2018
303 Anthony Watmough Northern Eagles, Manly, Parramatta 2002-2015
302 Anthony Minichiello Sydney Roosters 2000-2014
301 Luke Ricketson Sydney Roosters 1991-2005
300 Scott Prince N Qld, Bris, W Tigers, G Coast 1998-2013
300 John Morris Newc, Parra, Wests Tigers, Cronulla 2001-2014
300 Johnathan Thurston Bulldogs, North Queensland 2002-2018