Sydney Roosters utility Mitchell Aubusson is set reach 250 Club and NRL games on Friday night against the Brisbane Broncos, cementing him at third in all-time games played for the Tricolours.
The man at the top of that list, Anthony Minichiello, sat down with Mitch at Allianz Stadium to chat about his wonderful career thus far.
Aubusson reminisces about his years coming through the ranks, resulting in the great Arthur Beetson wishing to speak to his parents about joining the Roosters.
"He came and spoke to my mum and dad," Mitch recalled. "Mum and dad had so much respect for him and what he had done in the game, and it was a massive honour for me to take that scholarship."
He touched on what drove him to join the Roosters.
"I knew coming through the years watching the Roosters that they were a successful team, so I knew that they demanded success and I wanted to be a part of that."
Aubusson spoke about the pride in making his debut.
"It was such a great honour to receive that jersey," he said.
"I'll never forget it, playing with guys like yourself, Fitz, guys that I grew up watching, it was surreal."
Aubusson counts the Grand Finals and Anzac Day matches as some of his finest memories, but it's being a part of the Roosters Club where he finds the most joy.
"For me it's the people I meet along the way," he said. "The players I get to play with, it's the collective of a whole group of people striving for the one goal that is something so special to be a part of."
"There's a lot of hard work that goes in to it, but this Club for me has always been there, always supported me and my family."
"I'll be forever grateful, and I'll always be a Rooster."