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Like so many things good and proper in rugby league, Anthony Minichiello's career started with Arthur Beetson.

Artie and Mini.

They sound like a pair of travelling circus clowns. They are of course two of the finest Chooks to ever strut their stuff in the red, white and blue.

Now Minichiello rounds the last bend on bettering Luke Ricketson's club record of 301 first grade games and a final, 15th year spent pulling on the boots. And the deities that govern the greatest game of all have cooked up another one of those delightful pieces of symmetry that only rugby league can deliver.

One man, and one man only, has led the Roosters on a grand final victory lap in consecutive Septembers.

In 1974 and again in 1975, it was Beetson who lifted the JJ Giltinan shield to the heavens, the trophy in those days awarded to the grand final winners rather than first past the post in regular season.

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