Luke Raveneau joined a special band of Moree Boars players as he celebrated his 200th first grade game against Narrabri at the weekend.
For Raveneau it was “just another game” to add to his tally.
“I guess I’m happy to have made the milestone but I just try and turn up each week and do my job. It was just another game of footy for me,” Raveneau said.
He began his rugby league career with the Boars in 1999.
In his time as a junior player he showed his potential scoring 34 tries in 27 games.
On July 23, 2000, when playing for the under 18s he scored seven tries, a record that still stands today.
He also holds the record for scoring the most tries out of any Boars player in first grade.
It currently sits at 151.
Moree Boars first grade coach Todd Mitchell described Raveneau as one of the more consistent players he had ever had the privilege to work with.
“Luke turns up to training week after week and always gives 100 per cent on game day. He has been a solid performer for the Boars this season and every season that I have seen him play,” Mitchell said.
The records that have been compiled over the years show two other players, Ivan Shearer and Paul Raveneau Jnr, have played over 200 first grade games.
Shearer played 218 games and scored 115 tries.
Raveneau Jnr played 214 games and scored 172 tries.
Three more players - Alf Hardman, Max Scott and Arthur Henderson - were recognised by former administrators to have played more than 200 games, although were not formally recorded.
Moree Boars president Allan Wells praised Raveneau for reaching the milestone.
“It’s a real credit to Luke and his family who have always given a great service to the club,” Wells said.
Raveneau was recognised at a special presentation held after the weekend’s game against Narrabri.
The Boars unfortunately couldn’t secure a victory going down to Narrabri 44-24.