St George Illawarra Dragons hooker Mitch Rein reflects on his six season tenure with the Club ahead of his departure at season’s end.
The local Kiama Knights junior made his debut in the opening round of the 2011 campaign and went on to make 132 first-grade appearances for the Club.
The two-time NSW Country Origin player (2014, 2015), admits he leaves the Red-and-Whites with fond memories and is thankful for the opportunities it has created him.
“It’s been a great six years having the opportunity to play first-grade here being a local junior,” said Rein.
“It seems like an eternity now since I made by first-grade debut but it’s been great being able to play for this club which has given me so much during my time here.
“There are several moments during my time here which stand out for me including each time we were able to play on ANZAC Day.
“Those games were real standouts for me and very humbling experiences which I was privileged to be a part of.
“I also believe we had a great year last season which culminated with us reaching the Finals Series.
“We were unfortunate not to come away with a win in that game against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
“To play over one hundred games for this Club has been a great journey and it is on to the next chapter now.”