Chris Heighington to play 300th game
Cronulla forward Chris Heighington will become the 26th player to achieve the 300-game milestone when he takes the field against Newcastle tomorrow.
Heighington will be presented with the match ball from his 300th game following the round-five clash at Southern Cross Group Stadium tomorrow, officially making him a member of the '300 Club'.
"What Chris has achieved during his career is quite incredible," NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.
"Two Premierships at two different clubs, 11 years apart, and now 300 NRL games, will place Chris in rarefied air.
"He will be a deserved member of the '300 Club' and on behalf of all rugby league fans I would like to congratulate him on this fantastic achievement."
THE 300 CLUB
App Player Club/s Years
355 Darren Lockyer Brisbane 1995-2011
350 Terry Lamb Wests, Canterbury 1980-1996
349 Steve Menzies Manly, Northern Eagles 1993-2008
347 Corey Parker Brisbane 2001-2016
339 Cameron Smith Melbourne 2002-2017
336 Brad Fittler Penrith, Sydney Roosters 1989-2004
332 Cliff Lyons Norths, Manly 1985-1999
330 Nathan Hindmarsh Parramatta 1998-2012
328 Andrew Ettingshausen Cronulla 1983-2000
325 Geoff Gerard Parramatta, Manly, Penrith 1974-1989
318 Jason Croker Canberra 1991-2006
317 Hazem El Masri Bulldogs 1996-2009
315 Paul Langmack Canterbury, Wests, Easts 1983-1999
315 Luke Priddis C'berra, B'bane, P'rith, St George Ill 1997-2010
313 Steve Price Bulldogs, Warriors 1994-2009
313 Brent Kite St George Illawarra, Manly, Penrith 2002-2015
312 Ruben Wiki Canberra, Warriors 1993-2008
309 Petero Civoniceva Brisbane, Penrith 1998-2012
307 Brett Kimmorley N’stle, H'ter, Melb, N Eagles, C'lla, C’bury 1995-2010
305 Cooper Cronk Melbourne 2004-2017
303 Anthony Watmough Northern Eagles, Manly, Parramatta 2002-2015
302 Anthony Minichiello Sydney Roosters 2000-2014
301 Luke Ricketson Sydney Roosters 1991-2005
300 Scott Prince N'th Qld, B'bane, Wests Tigers, Gold C'st 1998-2013
300 John Morris N'castle, P'matta, Wests Tigers, C'nulla 2001-2014
*Stats courtesy of David Middleton, League Information Services