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Posted by RLPA

July 29, 2023

Daly reaches 300

Daly Cherry-Evans will join the esteemed 300-game club when his Sea Eagles side plays the Dragons on Saturday night. He becomes the 49th player in the history of the premiership to reach the 300-game mark.

Daly, the RLPA’s General President, has played all 300 games of his NRL career for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and was halfback in their 2011 Grand Final win and the Clive Churchill Medallist in their 2013 Grand Final appearance.

RLPA Chief Executive Officer Clint Newton on Daly’s 300-game milestone:

“Having played against Daly before getting to watch him as a fan, it’s not hard to respect his commitment and determination for over a decade. Chez has played and won at all levels, achieving more during his career than many others before him. 

“He’s selflessly led on and off the field and continues to demonstrate everything that’s great about our game. Chez is a player you would want to play with no matter the conditions, and that’s an illustration of the respect he has across the game.”

“On behalf of the RLPA and players, I’d like to congratulate Chez for reaching this incredible milestone and we look forward to continue watching the rest of his journey on the field.”

RLPA Player Operations Manager Tom Symonds on Daly’s 300th game:

“As someone who has been able to witness his growth as a leader first hand, it’s been a pleasure to watch Chez’s journey and the mental resilience he has shown through adversity and tough times.

“There have been plenty of great times too, with memorable clutch players, 40/20s for fun and even wins for players as the General President of the RLPA during one of the toughest periods our game has ever faced.

“Chez has amazing durability and a representative career that rivals the best to have ever played the game. He is a much loved and respected teammate and we congratulate him on reaching such an amazing milestone.”

RLPA Player Operations Manager Jamie Buhrer on Daly’s 300th game:

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have been part of Daly’s journey as a teammate and seen him develop into a highly respected leader and much-loved teammate. 

“He is the ultimate competitor who has overcome plenty of adversity to achieve everything there is to achieve in the game, which will tonight include the incredible milestone of 300 NRL games.

“We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him continue to add to his resume as a player and as a leader within the RLPA.”

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