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Milestones to look forward to in 2021

With season 2021 almost here, there is a golden opportunity for a number of Roosters to etch their names into Club history as they look to achieve personal milestones. 

Milestones for 2021

Player Milestone Round Due to Reach Notes
Angus Crichton 100 NRL Games Round 5 vs Sharks, SCG Has played 55 games with Rabbitohs
Lindsay Collins 50 NRL Games Round 7 vs Dragons, SCG (ANZAC Round) All with Roosters
Joseph Manu 100 NRL Games Round 9 vs Eels, Bankwest All with Roosters
Bronze Rooster
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 250 NRL Games

250 Roosters Games
Round 14 vs Titans, CBUS Super Stadium

Round 20 vs Eels, SCG 
Goes into Top 5 Most Capped Roosters
Sitili Tupouniua 50 NRL Games Round 14 vs Titans, CBUS Super Stadium  
Boyd Cordner 200 NRL Games TBC All with Roosters
Silver Rooster
Sio Siua Taukeiaho 150 NRL Games

150 Roosters Games
Round 21 vs Panthers, SCG
Round 22 vs Broncos, Suncorp Stadium
 
Isaac Liu 200 NRL Games Round 24 vs Rabbitohs, SCG All with Roosters
Silver Rooster
Daniel Tupou 200 NRL Games Finals Week 1 All with Roosters
Silver Rooster
Brett Morris Third most tries in a career N/A Requires 16 tries to pass Steve Menzies on 180 tries
Josh Morris Second most tries for an active player N/A Requires 17 tries to reach brother Brett's current 165 tries

While none of these milestones are guaranteed considering representative duties, injuries and team selection all play their part throughout the season, there is plenty to look forward to for our boys in Red, White and Blue.

The first milestone looms with Angus Crichton having the opportunity to reach a personal milestone of 100 NRL games in our Round 5 clash against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Three weeks later Lindsay Collins will be looking to play his 50th NRL match - all of which have been with the Roosters - in one of the biggest matches of the regular season: ANZAC Day. Playing traditional rivals the St. George Illawarra Dragons at the SCG in Round 7, Collins will be determined to earmark his personal milestone with a victory.

A century is on the cards in Round 9 against the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium as Joseph Manu looks to take the field in the Tricolours for the 100th time. For Manu, it will also mark his 100th NRL match, making the occasion all the more special for the Māori All Star.  

Another dual celebration is on the cards in Round 14 when we take on the Gold Coast Titans at CBUS Super Stadium, with forward leader Jared Waerea-Hargreaves set to play his 250th NRL match alongside young gun backrower Sitili Tupouniua, reaching 50 NRL games (all with the Roosters).

Match: Roosters v Eels

Round 20 -

Roosters

Home Team

Roosters

4th Position

Scored 0 points
Eels

Away Team

Eels

6th Position

Scored 0 points

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground*, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Kayo
  • Foxtel
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Waerea-Hargreaves will earn a unique place in Roosters' history in Round 20 in our return match with the Eels at the SCG, as he aspires to become just the fifth Rooster in history to reach 250 games in the famous colours.

The final stretch of the season will be a special one for Siosiua Taukeiaho, reaching 150 NRL games in Round 21 against the Penrith Panthers at the SCG, followed by 150 Roosters games one week later against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium. 

Two long-serving Roosters will be aiming to hit a double century as Isaac Liu (Round 24 vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at SCG) and Daniel Tupou (Finals Week 1) achieve the rare feat of playing 200 games - all of which have been in the Tricolours of the Roosters. 

Match: Roosters v Rabbitohs

Round 24 -

Roosters

Home Team

Roosters

4th Position

Scored 0 points
Rabbitohs

Away Team

Rabbitohs

3rd Position

Scored 0 points

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground*, Sydney

Match broadcasters:

  • Nine Network
  • Kayo
  • Foxtel
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Finally, both Brett and Josh Morris have achievable try-scoring feats throughout the season.

Brett, currently on 165 tries, can etch his name in the record books with 16 more tries to eclipse Steve Menzies (180) in third place on the competition's all-time try-scorer's list.

Conversely, Josh can eclipse Brett's current record with 17 tries of his own, and while both brothers will be looking to score plenty of four-pointers in 2021, there is a guarantee their friendly competition can only be beneficial for the side. 

Most First Grade Games for Club 

306 Mitchell Aubusson (2007-2020) 228 Craig Fitzgibbon (2000-2009)
302 Anthony Minichiello (2000-2014) 228 Kevin Hastings (1976-1987)
301 Luke Ricketson (1991-2005) 224 Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2007-2017)
263* Jake Friend (2008-present) 217 Brad Fittler (1996-2004)
238 Mitchell Pearce (2007-2017) 195 Barry Reilly (1966-1971, 1973-1979)
231* Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (2010-present) 195 Mark Harris (1970-1979)

While captain Jake Friend might not be able to reach the elusive 300 Club in 2021, he will be looking to continue his own appearance record in the Red, White and Blue, having debuted with the Club in 2008 and sitting fourth on the all-time list.

Front rower Jared Waerea-Hargreaves can force himself into the top five for most capped Roosters with eight more games to his name - a feat very much achievable as early as Round 8 at Macdonald Jones Stadium against the Newcastle Knights

Most First Grade Games as Captain for Club 

199 Brad Fittler 72* Boyd Cordner
120* Jake Friend 71 Craig Fitzgibbon
98 Braith Anasta 68 Hugh McGahan
85 Ray Stehr 67 Royce Ayliffe
84 Arthur Beetson 62 Dave Brown
78 Terry Fearnley    

Most Tries for the Club

139 Anthony Minichiello (301 games) 102* Daniel Tupou (175 games)
121 Shaun Kenny-Dowall (224 games) 93 Dave Brown (94 games)
104 Bill Mullins (190 games) 91 Brad Fittler (217 games)

Jake Friend and Boyd Cordner will both be able to extend their current streak as Roosters captains, with Cordner looking to eclipse a number of former Club skippers through 2021. 

On a try-scoring perspective, Daniel Tupou has an opportunity to eclipse the legendary Bill Mullins with three more tries to his name, a feat certainly achievable heading into the year. With 20 tries to his name, Tupou will be able to jump Shaun Kenny-Dowall's 121 tries, which is certainly an achievable goal. 

* denotes current player