The Dyldam Parramatta Eels came away with a 22-10 victory over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval last night, and 200 gamer Michael Jennings said it was a special occasion and one to remember.
The centre crossed for two tries in his milestone match, adding to his 117m and one try assist in his performance.
“It is something I will remember,” Jennings said.
“It was good to get the two points and it was just a bonus to get the two tries, but I am just happy to get 200 games”
Blue and Gold Head Coach Brad Arthur praised the Eels new recruit for his on and off field attributes, saying it was a privilege to have in the side.
“I feel privileged and the team feels privileged and lucky that he played his 200th game for us,” Arthur said of Jennings.
“I know he is only into his 7th game with us here, but he is a calming influence on the players.”
“He defends really well, his contact is nice and solid and he is committed to trying to help these boys improve as footballers.” Arthur added.
“We have a lot of young players and he has really worked hard with some of those boys off the field.”
The Eels came away with the two points, with a flurry of tries late in the game, however Jennings credited the earlier defence, giving the side confidence to come away with the win.
“During the game, we had six sets on our line and just the feel that we would get the job done later in the half.” Jennings said.
“To come away with that, and be confident that we would come away with it in the back end.”