St George Illawarra Dragons second-rower Joel Thompson will play his 150th first-grade game when he faces the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta on Monday.
The NSW Country Origin player joined the Club ahead of the 2014 season, having previously spent six seasons with the Canberra Raiders, and is proud to have achieved such a significant playing milestone.
The two-time Ken Stephen Award nominee notes that after a disappointing loss to the Sydney Roosters last round, the team needs to put that game behind them and focus on finishing the year off strong.
“To get to 150 is massive in the NRL when you know what players have to go through to get through the season,” said Thompson.
“It’s something I can thank my family, my wife and my friends for and I am very grateful to get to where I am.
“It’s been a disappointing year if I am to be honest but we have two games to go so we need to regroup, train hard, and try and finish the season on a positive.
“There is no doubting that the Eels are a dangerous side who will be coming out strongly to honour their final home game at Pirtek Stadium.
"They'll have a strong home advantage with their fans coming out to cheer them on but we are prepared for that and know what is coming our way."