NRL Media Release

Monday, 26 May 2014

Cronulla’s John Morris will tonight become just the 19th player in history to play 300 NRL matches when he takes the field for the Sharks against the Rabbitohs at Remondis Stadium.

The NRL will formally induct Morris into the ‘300 Club’ during the 2014 NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final Week celebrations.

As part of the formal induction ceremony, Morris will be presented with a specially designed ‘300 Club’ gold ring.

Tonight Morris will also be presented with the game-ball from his 300th match as part of a post-match presentation ceremony.

“John has been a fantastic player for the Knights, Eels, Wests Tigers and Sharks during his 14 years in the NRL and deserves his place in the ‘300 Club’ alongside many of the champions of our game,” said NRL Chief Executive, Mr Dave Smith.

“John has earned the respect and admiration of his team-mates, rivals and fans across the game during a career in which he has also represented Country Origin and been selected in the NRL-RLPA Academic Team of the Year.

“Tonight is a significant occasion for John, his family and the Sharks and on behalf of all Rugby League fans I would like to congratulate him on this achievement.”

THE 300 CLUB

355     Darren Lockyer      Brisbane                1995-2011

350     Terry Lamb           Wests, Canterbury  1980-1996

349     Steve Menzies       Manly, Northern Eagles   1993-2008

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          Canberra, Brisbane, Penrith, St G. Illawarra      1997-2010

313     Steve Price           Bulldogs, Warriors      1994-2009

312     Ruben Wiki           Canberra, Warriors     1993-2008

309     Petero Civoniceva     Brisbane, Penrith    1998-2012

307     Brett Kimmorley      Newcastle, Hunter, Melbourne,                                                                                                   Northern Eagles, Cronulla, Canterbury      1995-2010

301     Luke Ricketson        Sydney Roosters      1991-2005

300     Scott Prince            North Qld, Brisbane, Wests Tigers, G/Coast     1998-2013

*Stats courtesy of David Middleton, League Information Services