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#1 MR51CUK

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

I was wondering how many players still playing are at or close to 300 games?
Ryan MacDonald said after our game v Skolars yesterday that he has been told he is 3 games from reaching 300.
This is obviously a massive landmark and I just wondered if those who keep records could confirm this.
Also has anyone got any memories of Ryan playing over the years?

Thanks

#2 OMEGA

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

Congratulations to Ryan, He's always done a good job wherever and at whatever levele he's played.



#3 tim2

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

Sheffield Eagles' Jack Howieson has just retired having played 274 games. It's a hell of an effort to get to 300+.
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#4 Ramite

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:56 PM

Remember him at Dewsbury seems a long time ago now though. How old is he?
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#5 welshmagpie

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:00 PM

34 i believe he is

Edit: He's 35, fantastic effort

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#6 sweaty craiq

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

stuart littler is well on the way to 400.



#7 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

Its certainly a great milestone well done Ryan.leeds rhinos Sinfield 449, Rob Burrow 371, Danny McGuire 309 ,JJB 295, Ryan Baily 281,JP 207 For Bulls 210 for leeds =417 and still counting


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#8 MR51CUK

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:38 PM

It's a bit different when you're playing at pro level though, when you've got all the best rehab etc 7 days a week and you've not got to go and work a shift the day after a game.

#9 deluded pom?

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

It's a bit different when you're playing at pro level though, when you've got all the best rehab etc 7 days a week and you've not got to go and work a shift the day after a game.

 

 

Plus a better chance of a cup run or an opportunity to play at OT and the extra games that involves.


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#10 Blind side johnny

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:27 PM

It's a bit different when you're playing at pro level though, when you've got all the best rehab etc 7 days a week and you've not got to go and work a shift the day after a game.

 

 

 

Aye, mind I remember when you could play 300 games in 5 seasons and still laik cricket in't summer.


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#11 Wellsy4HullFC

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Steve Menzies must be approaching 1,000 now surely?! :D
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#12 bedlam breakout

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Aye, mind I remember when you could play 300 games in 5 seasons and still laik cricket in't summer.

 

300 games in 5 seasons? luxury! i remember when we played 300 games in one winter, did milk and paper round, overtime down t pit and still made time for a good sunday afternoon session on beer


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#13 Ramite

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:54 PM

Sounds like you had it easy .....
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#14 Just Browny

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:56 PM

In the old days, when we still had GB and every international sold out Wembley, players would play 300 games on the aircraft carrier taking them to Australia, never mind the games they played once they got there.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.


#15 AlwaysCru

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:20 PM


I know we're having a laugh but you have to tip your hat to anyone who makes it to 300 semi pro games.

To do that when you've got a day job when the commitment it takes is immense...

#16 Old Frightful

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 10:04 PM


In the old days, when we still had GB and every international sold out Wembley, players would play 300 games on the aircraft carrier taking them to Australia, never mind the games they played once they got there.


No wonder we got f***ng beat.

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#17 Saint Toppy

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:39 AM

At Saints - Wellens - 445, Gardner - 281, Roby - 272, Wilkin - 269



#18 marklaspalmas

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:46 AM

Stu Dickens did well over 400 games for Fev. Superb effort.


 

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#19 Red Willow

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

And he played quite a few for Salford. Always liked Dickens, honest worker of a player.



#20 MamaKangaroo

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:53 AM

Ryan McDonald has also spent a lot of time injured (at least he did in his earlier years - not sure if this is still true) so he would be well past his 300 otherwise.

As for memories - I remember him making 2 tackles while waiting to be subbed after - what later turned out - a nasty break in his arm.




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