24 Mar 2011

Roosters to play their 2000th match this weekend

8:16 am on 24 March 2011

The Sydney Roosters will become the first top flight Australian rugby league club to notch 2000 first grade games this weekend.

The club will reach the milestone in Sunday's clash with Canterbury at ANZ Stadium.

The Roosters entered the competition in its foundation year of 1908 as Eastern Suburbs and are the only club to have played every year since.

The club will mark the occasion by wearing special jerseys featuring the name of every Roosters player to have represented his country.

The Roosters have produced the most wins in top flight Australian rugby league, 1,047, the most Australian representatives (75) and most Test captains (8).