8 July 2024

On Sunday Kiwi #755 Rotorua native Jared Waerea-Hargreaves became the Sydney Roosters most capped player of all time with 307 games, coming up with 143 run metres, six stitches in his head and a sin binning as the Roosters climbed to third on the ladder.

The Roosters ensured favourite son Waerea-Hargreaves celebrated his milestone game in style by downing the Dragons 42-12 at Allianz Stadium.

Fittingly it was Waerea-Hargreaves laying the platform the opening try with a storming run that finished just short of the tryline before Sam Walker grubbered expertly for Victor Radley to follow through and score.

Come the 17th minute and the Roosters went down to 12 men when milestone man Waerea-Hargreaves was sin binned for a dangerous tackle but the Dragons were unable to capitalise despite having a number of tackles inside the red zone.

Post-win he shared, “It’s a really proud moment for myself, my team, and my family.

“I’m really proud and honoured to be part of something special and to be part of this proud club.”

2024 has proven to be a momentous year in Waerea-Hargreaves’ career as he celebrated playing his 300th NRL game earlier in March.

Waerea-Hargreaves will venture to the UK following this NRL season after signing a one-year deal with Hull KR for the 2025 Betfred Super League season.