Although all the talk about this Sundays match may be about the meeting of Michael Jennings and his former Club, an interesting milestone for the new recruit and his centre partner Shaun Kenny-Dowall will take place.


The two, who both debuted in the opening rounds of the 2007 season, will run out for their 130th NRL match when we host Penrith on Sunday at 3pm.


Former rivals, the two international centres are now team mates in Bondi after Jennings move East at the beginning of the year and after years of tormenting one another out in the middle theyve found life together a lot simpler.


I used to love going up against him but Im definitely thankful that hes on our team because he brings so much to the side and were so happy to have him here, said Kenny-Dowall.


Continuing on that hes just awesome out there and what he brings is speed and you just cant teach that.


One of a handful of high-profile signings to the Roosters in 2013, Jennings has shown his worth since arriving after building a lethal combination down the left edge with fellow new boy Jimmy Maloney and young speedster Daniel Tupou.


Ahead of his milestone match, Jennings was more focused on how quickly it had all gone by.


I look back at it now and didnt realise I had played so many games, its all gone so fast.


It is a bit weird that weve played exactly the same amount of games and Im happy Im not up against him. Hes a quality player and its great to see him play so many games as well, Jennings said.


The two sides may be at different ends of the NRL ladder, however Kenny-Dowall is well aware of the energy around this young Panthers outfit.


Theyve been invigorated with all the young guys they brought in and maybe thats the change they needed. Theyve got a lot of enthusiasm so were definitely going to have to be wary of that and just worry and stick to the things that we can control.


Asked if this match meant anything more to the quiet-talking centre, Jennings wasnt getting caught up in any of the hype.


Its been a great move for me since arriving and Im definitely excited to play against my old club, but like any game I just cant wait to get out there.


And, after 130 games for the Tricolours, what was Kenny-Dowalls fondest memory?


Thats easy mate. The Tigers in 2010. A hundred minutes, an intercept try and all of that to stay in the finals. That was amazing.


Lets hope this Sunday is too, Shaun!


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