While his body may never let him reach the amazing milestone of 328 first grade games for the Sharks set by the great Andrew Ettingshausen, Paul Gallen managed to create a piece of Sharks history when he played his 233rd game for the club.
The mark of 233 games sees Gallen, the current Sharks and NSW skipper, eclipse legendary fullback David Peachey and move to second on the all-time games played list, an extremely significant accomplishment in the history of the Cronulla club.
Unfortunately the Sharks went down to the Titans in his milestone match and making matters worse Gallen lasted just 30 minutes before limping off with an ankle strain, however the game result, nor the unfortunate injury which he suffered, certainly wont lessen the achievement as he moves firmly into the conversation when greatest Sharks players of all time are being discussed.
The Match Ball, which has been encased and includes a plaque listing his 233rd NRL game for the Cronulla Sharks, as well as the date and venue of the Round 1 match against the Gold Coast, can be yours.
The ball, which will be signed by Gallen, is being auctioned, with bidding on this special piece of Sharks memorabilia closing today (Tuesday) at 5.00pm.
Follow the link to make your bid and to own a one-off piece of Sharks history.
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