A “do it for Macca” motto has been adopted by Brisbane for Friday night’s NRL clash with Canberra after failing to celebrate skipper Darius Boyd’s milestone game.
Brisbane hooker Andrew McCullough will run out against the Raiders at Suncorp Stadium for his 200th game.
McCullough becomes the 11th player to smash the 200 game barrier at Brisbane, but at 27 is the second youngest to achieve the mark behind Darren Lockyer.
“It is a big occasion for him. No one tries harder than him and I am sure his teammates will support him as well,” coach Wayne Bennett said.
Winger Jordan Kahu said the Broncos would aim to provide a fitting tribute to the hard working rake after failing to do the same for Boyd last round.
In fullback Boyd’s 250th game, Brisbane were pipped 14-12 in Melbourne.
“I hope we can (honour McCullough) – we didn’t last week for Darbs (Boyd) which is disappointing,” Kahu told the Broncos website.
“Hopefully we can pay him one back for last week and also one for Macca as well.
“They have both put a lot into this club.
“They always have their teammates’ back, so hopefully we can have theirs (on Friday).”
The omens are good.
Brisbane won not only McCullough’s 100th NRL game but also No.150.
The Raiders clash will also mark McCullough’s 100th game at Suncorp Stadium.
McCullough has already been rewarded for his loyalty.
He is set to become a one club man after recently re-signing with the Broncos for another four years.
McCullough – who was pipped by Boyd for the club captaincy this year – made his NRL debut for Brisbane back in 2008.