Perrett Brings up 200 Games
Fullback Sam Perrett will this weekend play his 200th NRL match against the Penrith Panthers.
Perrett first played his frist NRL game in 2004 after he signed with the Sydney Roosters ahead of the season.
He made his debut in Round 15 of the 2004 season, playing on the wing against the Newcastle Knights at Aussie Stadium.
The Roosters ran away convincing winners over the Knights that night and for Perrett it will always be a match he remembers.
"It was a blur. The game went so quick and although I got injured at the start of the second half, it will always be a moment I remember," said Perrett.
Perrett only played a limited role in the 2005 season, only playing 3 matches for the Roosters.
While the 2006 season was a poor one for the Roosters, it can be considered Perrett's breakthrough season as he played 17 matches, scoring 7 tries.
His performances throughout the 2007 season were strong enough that he was selected as in the New Zealand squad for the historic 2007 All Golds Tour.
In the 2008 season it was announced that Perrett had signed a contract extension with the Roosters, keeping him at the club until at least the end of 2012.
Perrett ran 3,720 metres with the ball in 2008, more than any other player in the competition.
Perrett was a member of the 2010 Roosters side that was defeated by the Dragons in the 2010 Grand Final and after 148 games and 45 tries for the Roosters from 2004-2012, Perrett joined the Bulldogs through the middle of the 2012 season and was an immediate success.
Perrett played his Debut Club match against the Tigers and went on to play every game for the rest of the season including the 2012 Grand Final.
"I have had plenty of good memories throughout my career and the Grand Final of 2012 is right up there," said Perrett.
Sam was a vital part of the Bulldogs 2013 side, scoring 18 tries in 25 matches during a tough year for the Bulldogs.
Sam entered the 2014 season in his 11th year in the top grade and was given the opportunity to wear the number one jersey for the club and has not put a foot wrong all year.
His return to the field last weekend against the Cowboys was great to see after he spent a few weeks on the sideline with a knee injury, but as he enters his 200th game this weekend, it's a milestone he is excited about.
"I feel very honoured to have achieved this milestone and to do it in the Bulldogs jersey, is something I will always remember," said Perrett.
Playing 200 game in the modern game is a huge achievement and it's a milestone Perrett should be proud of.
"It's a great milestone and to have been able to achieve what I have in the game is a real blessing,"said Perrett.
With another year to run on his contract, staying at Belmore and continuing his journey is what Sam would love to do.
"To be able to stay here and finish here would be fantastic," said Perrett.