What better way to reach a career milestone than in front of a big crowd at Magic Weekend.
That’s what a number of players will be hoping to do at St James’ Park in Newcastle this weekend as all 12 Super League clubs to take to the field in the annual event.
The boot of Salford’s Marc Sneyd could well kick-off the whole weekend, as the Red Devils are up first on Saturday taking on Hull KR.
Sneyd will be making his 300th career appearance, which will be his 92nd for Salford in two spells. He returned to the club ahead of the 2022 season after previously starting his career at Salford.
He made 175 appearances for Hull KR’s city rivals Hull FC, and has also represented Castleford 31 times and earned two England caps.
It could be a double milestone for Sneyd, who only needs four goals to reach 1,000 for his career.
Centre Toby King plays for a third different club in as many years at this season’s Magic Weekend, as he turns out for Wigan against Catalans.
He scored a try in Huddersfield’s win over Salford last season, and the season before played for Warrington against his current club.
This weekend he will bring up 150 appearances in Super League, with the bulk of those coming for the Wolves – he is still technically on-loan from them to Wigan, having had a similar loan deal with the Giants in 2022.
Kiwi prop Sam Lisone won’t be celebrating his career milestone at Magic Weekend, as he is not in Rohan Smith’s squad for their game against Castleford. Lisone is one game off reaching 150 for his career, which includes 133 in the NRL for Gold Coast Titans and New Zealand Warriors, plus four internationals for Samoa.
One man who will likely celebrate a milestone in that match is Castleford loose forward Joe Westerman, who is due to make his 400th career appearance.
It will be his 145th outing for Castleford who he has represented in two spells, and he has also featured for Wakefield, Hull, Toronto, Warrington, England and England Knights.
Wakefield haven’t had much to cheer about this season, but scrum half Mason Lino, who recently pledged his future to the club, will make his 100th career appearance if selected at Magic Weekend.
Forward Jordan Crowther, reported to be on his way out the exit door at the end of the season, will rack up a century of appearances for Trinity if selected. He made his debut as a substitute against Wigan back in 2014.
Huddersfield’s Tui Lolohea could hit 200 career appearances and Luke Yates is set to hit a century of Super League games for the Giants, Salford and London.
In the final game of the weekend, Ben Currie has a chance to hit a century of tries. He’s on 98 ahead of the Wolves’ game against Hull FC which rounds off this year’s Magic.
Thanks to RFL historian Danny Spencer and the Rugby League Record Keepers’ Club for the data.