Front row forward Aiden Tolman will this Friday night play his 100th Bulldogs NRL match when the side take on the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium.

The Smithtown Tigers junior first arrived at Belmore in 2011 and since then has been a mainstay and consistent performer up front in the engine room.

A player of immense talent who goes about his day to day business like a true professional is someone that the entire playing group love playing with.

A true leader amongst the group, Tolman has been part of the leadership group for the past two seasons and this year was rewarded by being named as a Co-Captain alongside Frank Pritchard. Earlier in the year, newly appointed Captain James Graham said he couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than Tolman.

“Aiden is the hardest worker here,” Graham said. “Everything he does is just done with absolute professionalism and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.

“The way he is around the lads at training and the way he performs every week for the club is second to none. Personally, I’m not sure why he hasn’t received higher representative honours.”

Stats since arriving at the club:

2011 – 22 games, 2 tries

2012 – 27 games, 1 try

2013 – 25 games, 1 try

2014 – 22 games, 2 tries

2015 – 3 games, 0 tries

Total – 99 games, 5 tries

2015 SEASON STATS:

  ROUND 1 ROUND 2 ROUND 3
MINUTES PLAYED 50 60 61
TOTAL RUNS (m) 12 (96m) 22 (166m) 17 (134m)
TACKLES MADE 34 15 37