Saturday marks a momentous occasion for the Righteous Brothers, with their stalwart prop Ed ‘Major’ Griffiths set to celebrate his 200th game when he runs out against Wests at Ian Galloway.
Anyone who has played Reserve Grade over the past 15 years will be familiar with the Major, given his unmistakable Buzz Lightyear chin and classic social rugby physique.
He may have propped up the Brothers scrum all these years, but anyone who has played against him knows the Major has plenty of strings to his bow.
He runs like Kaino, offloads like a drunk Money-Bill and has a right foot that he still refuses to accept is as useful as Dan Carter in a cage fight.
Such has been the Major’s resilience and longevity, he has played over 50 games more than the next closest Brother in the team’s history and is showing no signs of slowing down. Well, that’s not true, he’s a lot slower than when he started. But a club legend and all-round good bloke all the same. If you spot him in the pub before the season is out, be sure to buy him a beer.