Album: Round 26: Team Vs Dragons

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Vodafone Warriors v Dragons<br /> Richard Becht<br /> Tuesday 3 September 2013 1:57 PM<br /> <br /> Jacob Lillyman will become the second Vodafone Warriors prop in successive games to reach a career milestone in the club&#039;s final regular season NRL clash against St George Illawarra at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).<br /> Last Saturday night Sam Rapira joined the Vodafone Warriors’ elite group of players who have appeared in 150 games for the club.<br /> Now North Queenslander Lillyman, who started with the Vodafone Warriors in 2009, will become the 22nd player to appear in 100 games for the club after beginning his NRL career with 62 appearances for the Cowboys from 2003-2008. Last year young front rowers Ben Matulino and Russell Packer also reached the 100-game mark.<br /> Lillyman has regularly operated in tandem with Matulino from the interchange since being converted into a full-time prop.<br /> “Jake is so reliable and so consistent, a player who gives the team exactly what’s needed week in, week out,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Matthew Elliott.<br /> “His experience around the players is also invaluable and it’s a great reward seeing him reach a mark that means a lot at our club.”<br /> Lillyman will mark his achievement in a match of vital significance to the Vodafone Warriors. They make the trip to Wollongong sitting in 10th spot on the table, one of three teams on 26 and eyeing a chance of making the finals in the very last round of the season.<br /> With their record 50-16 rout of Canberra last Saturday night, they climbed into the top eight for the first time this season but held eighth spot for less than 24 hours before results on Sunday pushed them out of the top half of the competition.<br /> The final round starts with four teams vying for the last two spots in the top eight – Newcastle on 27 followed by North Queensland, Gold Coast and the Vodafone Warriors on 26 while Penrith and Canberra are on 24.<br /> To remain in contention the Vodafone Warriors wi



Round 26: Team Vs Dragons

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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Vodafone Warriors v Dragons
Richard Becht
Tuesday 3 September 2013 1:57 PM

Jacob Lillyman will become the second Vodafone Warriors prop in successive games to reach a career milestone in the club's final regular season NRL clash against St George Illawarra at WIN Stadium in Wollongong on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).
Last Saturday night Sam Rapira joined the Vodafone Warriors’ elite group of players who have appeared in 150 games for the club.
Now North Queenslander Lillyman, who started with the Vodafone Warriors in 2009, will become the 22nd player to appear in 100 games for the club after beginning his NRL career with 62 appearances for the Cowboys from 2003-2008. Last year young front rowers Ben Matulino and Russell Packer also reached the 100-game mark.
Lillyman has regularly operated in tandem with Matulino from the interchange since being converted into a full-time prop.
“Jake is so reliable and so consistent, a player who gives the team exactly what’s needed week in, week out,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Matthew Elliott.
“His experience around the players is also invaluable and it’s a great reward seeing him reach a mark that means a lot at our club.”
Lillyman will mark his achievement in a match of vital significance to the Vodafone Warriors. They make the trip to Wollongong sitting in 10th spot on the table, one of three teams on 26 and eyeing a chance of making the finals in the very last round of the season.
With their record 50-16 rout of Canberra last Saturday night, they climbed into the top eight for the first time this season but held eighth spot for less than 24 hours before results on Sunday pushed them out of the top half of the competition.
The final round starts with four teams vying for the last two spots in the top eight – Newcastle on 27 followed by North Queensland, Gold Coast and the Vodafone Warriors on 26 while Penrith and Canberra are on 24.
To remain in contention the Vodafone Warriors wi

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