Shaun Kenny-Dowall set for 200
A big achievement awaits a loyal Clubman against the Sea Eagles this weekend, as Shaun Kenny-Dowall is set to lace up the boots for his 200th game in the Tricolours jersey.
Kenny-Dowall made his NRL debut in Round 1 of the 2007 season, making season 2016 his 10th year in the top grade with the Sydney Roosters.
Since his debut, he has scored 112 tries for the Roosters, represented New Zealand on 17 occasions, received two NRL All Stars call-ups and was the NRL’s leading try scorer in 2010 (tied on 21 tries with Akuila Uate). He also scored a try in the Roosters most recent Premiership-win in 2013.
His teammates have nothing but respect for him, especially former teammate and Club Captain Anthony Minichiello.
“He came to the Roosters from New Zealand as a young kid, and I’ve watched him turn into a great athlete, a loyal Clubman and a complete professional,” said Minichiello.
Looking forward to his milestone game, Kenny-Dowall spoke about the achievement.
“I’m very proud to have been given the opportunity to play 200 games for the Roosters,” said Kenny-Dowall.
The man all Roosters supporters know as “SKD” has been one of the best on field in the opening three rounds of the season, and there’s no doubt that he will be looking for a big one against the Sea Eagles on Saturday night.
“To be playing my 200th at our home ground in front of our Members and supporters is also something I’m proud of. Our matches against Manly have always been tough, and like all the boys, I’m really looking forward to running out on Saturday night and putting in a good performance,” he added.