By JESS WEBSTER
The NEAFL will have a new games record holder in 2019 with Aspley stalwart Reece Toye set to take over NT Thunder superstar Darren Ewing’s long-standing reign.
With the retirements of NT Thunder duo Ewing (154 games) and Cameron Ilett (150), Toye is only five games away from jumping to the top of the leaderboard.
The 29-year-old will potentially break the record at home when the Hornets hold Gold Coast at Voxon Oval in Round 6.
It is set to be a huge year for NEAFL milestones with up to 25 players in line to reach 150 and 100-game milestones.
Canberra captain Aaron Bruce (currently 142 games) will be the first of the 2019 list to reach 150 games, with Aspley duo Gavin Grose (139) and Matt Payne (131) also in the running.
Redland’s Matt Thomson – already the club’s senior games record holder – is set for a season of celebration. First, the 28-year-old will potentially play his 200th senior club game for Redland in Round 2, plus his 150th NEAFL game in the second half of the season.
Among those players in line to join the 100-game club in 2019 are Southport co-captain Andrew Boston, Redland captain Hayden Bertoli-Simmonds, Canberra playing-coach Kade Klemke, and Brisbane ruckman Archie Smith.
Check out our full 100-game honour board here.
2019 NEAFL Milestone Players
155 Games – LEAGUE RECORD
Reece Toye (Aspley) – currently 150 games
Aaron Bruce (Canberra) – 142 games
Gavin Grose (Aspley) – 139 games
Matt Thomson (Redland) – 137 games
Matt Payne (Aspley) – 131 games
Jackson Allen (Aspley) – 97 games
Will Wolbers (Aspley) – 93 games
Andrew Boston (Southport) – 89 games
Ben Halse (Canberra) – 89 games
Hayden Bertoli-Simmonds (Redland) – 88 games
Jack Dimery (Sydney Uni) – 88 games
Archie Smith (Brisbane) – 88 games
Isaac Taylor (Canberra) – 88 games
Jack Hiscox (Sydney Uni) – 87 games
James Ives (Aspley) – 87 games
Craig Malone (Redland) – 86 games
Kade Klemke (Canberra) – 85 games
Scott Miller (Redland) – 84 games
Jed Turner (Southport) – 84 games
Will Sierakowski (Sydney Uni) – 82 games
Andrew Swan (Canberra) – 82 games
Peter Yagmoor (Redland) – 81 games
Tim Barrett (Sydney Uni) – 79 games
Monty Krochmal (Sydney Uni) – 79 games
Adrian Williams (Redland) – 79 games
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