The former Newcastle Knights players is taking the milestone in his stride, however, as he looks to help drive the Vikings towards a possible semi-final spot.
“To be honest, I wasn’t really that conscious of it,” said the 31-year-old.
“I knew I was over 170 games when I left the NRL, but I haven’t been totting up my appearances in Widnes. I’m a little surprised. I suppose it’s a nice landmark, but it isn’t something that will be on my mind on Saturday.
“Coming to Widnes was a big move after spending so long at Newcastle.
“It has been a challenge, but I’m really enjoying it and the people of Widnes are very friendly.
“The town has a lot in common with Newcastle, which has a lot of blue-collar industry. All that’s missing is a beach!”