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|
|Joseph Manu||100 NRL Games||Round 9 vs Eels, Bankwest Stadium||All with Roosters
|Jared Waerea-Hargreaves||250 NRL Games
250 Roosters Games
|Round 14 vs Titans, CBUS Super Stadium
Round 20 vs Eels, BB Print Stadium, Mackay
|Goes into Top 5 Most Capped Roosters|
|Sitili Tupouniua||50 NRL Games||Round 16 vs Melbourne Storm, McDonald Jones Stadium|
|Sio Siua Taukeiaho||150 NRL Games
150 Roosters Games
|Round 25 vs Raiders
Finals Week 1
|Isaac Liu||200 NRL Games||Round 24 vs Rabbitohs, Suncorp Stadium||All with Roosters
|Daniel Tupou||200 NRL Games||Finals Week 1||All with Roosters
|Josh Morris||Second most tries for an active player||N/A|
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).
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. Two rounds later young gun backrower Sitili Tupouniua, reaching 50 NRL games (all with the Roosters).
Match: Roosters v Eels
Round 20 -
Venue: BB Print Stadium, Mackay
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 25 against the Canberra Raiders, followed by 150 Roosters games one week later in the first week of finals.
Two long-serving Roosters will be aiming to hit a double century as Isaac Liu (Round 24 vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium) 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 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Most First Grade Games for Club
|306||Mitchell Aubusson (2007-2020)||228||Kevin Hastings (1976-1987)|
|302||Anthony Minichiello (2000-2014)||224||Shaun Kenny-Dowall (2007-2017)|
|301||Luke Ricketson (1991-2005)||217||Brad Fittler (1996-2004)|
|263||Jake Friend (2008-2021)||199||Isaac Liu (2013-2021)|
|252||Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (2010-present)||197||Daniel Tupou (2012-present)|
|238||Mitchell Pearce (2007-2017)||195||Barry Reilly (1966-1971, 1973-1979)|
|228||Craig Fitzgibbon (2000-2009)||195||Mark Harris (1970-1979)|
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|
|121||Jake Friend||71||Craig Fitzgibbon|
|98||Braith Anasta||68||Hugh McGahan|
|85||Ray Stehr||67||Royce Ayliffe|
|84||Arthur Beetson||62||Dave Brown|
Most Tries for the Club
|139||Anthony Minichiello (301 games)||104||Bill Mullins (190 games)|
|121||Shaun Kenny-Dowall (224 games)||93||Dave Brown (94 games)|
|116||Daniel Tupou (197 games)||91||Brad Fittler (217 games)|
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