Sharks halfback Jeff Robson wil reach a significant career milestone when he plays his 150th NRL game against the Raiders at GIO Stadium in Canberra.
Robson, who debuted at Manly back in 2004, ironically against the Sharks, was presented with his 150-game jersey by former star Sharks number seven Barry Russell at a special ceremony prior to the team departing for the National Capital yesterday.
"Its taken me a while to get there, I made my debut in 2004 but didn't play too many games until 2008 when I finally got a crack. I found my way at Parramatta and lucky enough to come here to the Sharks," Robson said when acccepting his jersey. "It's a privildge to play with you guys and I'm looking forward to getting out there tomorrow."
After playing for the Sea Eagles and then Eels, Robson joined the Sharks in 2012 and has been a regular fixture in the half back role ever since.
Of his 150 games Robson, the Raiders match will be his 83rd in Sharks colours, with the veteran who hails from Leeton in south-western NSW having played all 16 games in the NRL with the Cronulla side so far in 2015.
Robson's milestone game falls on the same day as Paul Gallen's 250th and Ricky Leutele's 50th NRL and Sharks First Grade game.
Much of Robson's best work goes unnoticed, his defensive efforts, support play and organisational skills, however Sharks TV has come up with a highlight reel of some of his tries and special touches.
Jeff Robson, 150 NRL games, is now playing on Sharks TV
JEFF ROBSON FACT FILE
DOB - 5-8-1982
Born - Leeton, NSW
Junior Club - Leeton Greenies
Previous Clubs - Manly (2004-2008), Parramatta (2009-2011)
NRL Debut - Manly v Sharks, Brookvale Oval, 23-5-2004 (rnd 11)
Sharks debut - v Manly, Toyota Stadium, 19-3-2012 (rnd 3)
NRL Games - 149
NRL Tries - 27
Field Goals - 1
Sharks NRL Games - 82
Sharks Tries - 18
Sharks Field goals - 1