Matt Moylan will this weekend run out onto an NRL pitch for the 50th time, reaching the feat barely two years after he made his debut for the Penrith Panthers in Round 7, 2013.
Despite missing out on Origin selection, Matt Moylan will still have something significant to celebrate this weekend when he makes his 50th NRL appearance, becoming the 122nd player to play 50 matches for Penrith since the clubs inception into first grade in 1967
[quote]Moylan has played the 7th most games at fullback of any player in Penrith history and hasn't missed a game since 2013.[/quote]
50 doesn't sound like a lot, and in comparison to some of the vast careers others have had it's probably not, but the half century has come around in the blink of an eye for a player many have ear-marked as having the potential to be one of the best the game has ever seen and there's no telling how high that number could get.
He's already compiled a highlight reel the envy of many a player whether past or present, and there's not a lot he hasn't achieved in his 49 matches so far. He's played City-Country, been selected in Test and Origin camps, and now he's knocking on the door of the next level of rugby league.
There've been few more telling factors in the revival of the Penrith Panthers as a premiership force than the birth of Matt Moylan's NRL career. It's still in it's infancy but as it celebrates this early milestone many will watch on in either excitement or trepidation at the prospect of facing a new rugby league great.
Which has been the most crucial of Moylan's 49 NRL matches so far?
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