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Player and Club Milestones

A host of Roosters have the opportunity to etch themselves into Club history with a number of achievable milestones throughout season 2022. 

Player Milestones for 2022

*bold denotes milestone completed as of Round 21, 2022

Lindsay Collins 50 NRL Games Round 1 vs Knights at Sydney Cricket Ground  All with Roosters
Luke Keary 100 Roosters Games Round 6: vs Warriors at Sydney Cricket Ground Bronze Rooster
James Tedesco 100 Roosters Games

200 NRL Games
Round 10 vs Eels at Suncorp Stadium

Round 22 vs Cowboys at Sydney Cricket Ground
Bronze Rooster,
Magic Round

Played 90 Games for Tigers 
Paul Momirovski 50 NRL Games Round 14 vs Melbourne Storm at Sydney Cricket Ground Played 11 Games for Tigers,
6 Games for Storm, 19 Games for Panthers

Connor Watson 50 Roosters Games Round 16 vs Penrith Panthers at BlueBet Stadium Played 66 Games for Knights
Drew Hutchison 50 NRL Games

50 Roosters Games
Round 18 vs Dragons at Central Coast Stadium

Round 22 vs Cowboys at Sydney Cricket Ground
Played 4 Games for Dragons
Nat Butcher 100 NRL Games Round 24 vs Storm at AAMI Park All with Roosters
Bronze Rooster
Victor Radley 100 NRL Games Finals Week 3/Grand Final All with Roosters
Bronze Rooster
Sam Verrills 50 NRL Games Finals Week 3/Grand Final All with Roosters
Renouf Atoni 50 NRL Games Finals Week 3/Grand Final Played 43 Games for Bulldogs

The season began with a milestone for front rower Lindsay Collins, who played his 50th NRL and Roosters match in Round 1 against the Newcastle Knights.

Following this was Luke Keary's 100th game in the Red, White and Blue in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the 2002 Premiership as the Roosters defeated the New Zealand Warriors at the SCG.

Captain James Tedesco also came away with a win in his 100th game for the Club in Magic Round, while Paul Momirovski took the field for the 50th time in the NRL against his former side the Melbourne Storm in Round 14. 

Connor Watson played his 50th Roosters game against the Penrith Panthers in Round 16, while Drew Hutchison took the field for the 50th time in first-grade in the Round 18 thumping against the Dragons, and is set to make his 50th appearance in Red, White and Blue in Round 22 against the Cowboys.

Should he continue his run of games, Tedesco could reach the 200 game milestone at home against the Cowboys on the hallowed Sydney Cricket Ground, while Nat Butcher can reach a century of games - all in the Tricolours - in Melbourne against the Storm two weeks later.

Victor Radley (100 games for Roosters) and Sam Verrills (50 games for Roosters) will need to play every single game from Round 16 onwards including three finals matches to achieve their respective milestones in 2022.

New addition Renouf Atoni has the chance to make his 50th NRL appearance in season 2022, having already played 43 matches for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. 

Most First Grade Games for Club

306 Mitchell Aubusson (2007-2020) 228 Kevin Hastings (1976-1987)
302 Anthony Minichiello (2000-2014) 224 Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2007-2017)
301 Luke Ricketson (1991-2005) 219 Daniel Tupou (2012-present)
269 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (2010-present) 217 Brad Fittler (1996-2004)
263 Jake Friend (2008-2021) 203 Isaac Liu (2013-2021)
238 Mitchell Pearce (2007-2017) 195 Barry Reilly (1966-1971, 1973-1979)
228 Craig Fitzgibbon (2000-2009) 195 Mark Harris (1970-1979)

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has leapfrogged former Premiership-winning teammate Jake Friend into fourth spot on the Club's most-capped list in Round 11, continuing to chase the 300 and join former teammates Mitchell Aubusson (306) and Anthony Minichiello (302), as well as Luke Ricketson (301).

Daniel Tupou has now gone past former Captain Brad Fittler and into the top ten with a 218th appearance expected in 20 at Brookvale Oval, and will have the chance to level with Shaun Kenny-Dowall (224) in the first week of finals. 

Most Tries for Club 

139 Anthony Minichiello (301 Games)
128 Daniel Tupou (216 Games)
121 Shaun Kenny-Dowall (224 Games)
104 Bill Mullins (190 Games)
93 Dave Brown (94 Games)
91 Brad Fittler (217 Games)

Daniel Tupou continues to push for top spot in the Club's try-scoring list, and has the chance to usurp Club Legend Anthony Minichiello's tally of 139 tries throughout the season. 

Acknowledgement of Country

Sydney Roosters respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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