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Talking Points | Round 18

Ahead of tonight's clash with the Newcastle Knights at the Sydney Cricket Ground, let's go over the top Tricolours talking points.

KEARY REACHES 150 

In his eighth season playing NRL football, Luke Keary is set to play his 150th match when he takes to the field against the Newcastle Knights. 

Though he hasn't taken much time to reflect on his career as a whole, Keary feels great pride when discussing his four seasons with the Roosters. 

“I still feel like it’s a a bit early,” Keary said about reflecting on his career.

“It’s 150, which isn't too many.

“Probably (prefer to reflect) more-so on the almost 100 games I’ve played for the Roosters.

“It’s been a really special three to four years now.

“I try not to look back too much, just try to keep my head where my feet are.”

It's Been Special | Luke Keary

AUBUSSON SET TO TOP LEADERBOARD

After being upgraded to the interchange bench in last night's squad update, Mitchell Aubusson is now set to play his 302nd NRL match for the Sydney Roosters. 

This achievement will see him tied with Anthony Minichiello on top of the all time Roosters appearances leaderboard. 

Aubusson announced his retirement from rugby league with 301 games under his belt.

With three games remaining in the regular season and available for selection tonight, it's hard to imagine that Aubusson won't be on top of the leaderboard before the season is over. 

Mitchell Aubusson Career Highlights

TEDESCO ENJOYING HOT STREAK 

To kick off the final quarter of the 2020 NRL season, Roosters fullback James Tedesco has been in tremendous form. 

Tedesco's performance against the Wests Tigers in Round 15 was impressive, then in Round 17 he managed to find another level with his display against the Canberra Raiders. 

He claimed the Fan Voted Man Of The Match in Round 15 and 17, while just missing out by 1% to Sitili Tupouniua in Round 16. 

Your Round 17 Man Of The Match

A WHILE BETWEEN VISITS

It's been nearly fourteen months since we faced the Newcastle Knights in an NRL match, with our last in Round 18 of the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership season. 

The first half was a grind-it-out style game, but that would soon change in great favour of the Roosters after they returned from the sheds in the second half. 

It's a whole new match on Saturday night between the fourth and sixth seeded teams on the NRL ladder, but this match will still be fresh on the mind of Roosters fans as tonight's match approaches. 

Extended Highlights | Roosters v Knights