Sam Nixon will bring up 300 games for the club this Saturday. Photo: Phil Blatch.
BLAYNEY RamSam Nixon, is preparing to become the club’s first player to reach 300 games when his side takes on West Wyalong on Saturday.
The milestone comes after a career which has spanned over 18 seasons on central west rugby union fields.
Sam began playing at 13at Kinross Wolaroi before joining the Rams in 1998.
He has captained the club to three grand final wins and said the mateship and joys of playing the sport have kept him motivated to continue pulling on the boots each winter.
Club PresidentCraig Gosewischcredits Sam’s longevity in the sport to his passion for the local team.
“He was born and bred in Blayney. He’s tough, loves the game and loves the team,” he said.
“He has held different positions within the club over the time he has been with us,” he said.
Craig said Sam’s leadership is invaluable to the club environment and it is a phenomenal effort to reach the 300-game milestone.
“Heis a good leader on and off the field, he is motivated and draws other players to the club,” said Gosewisch.
“I think it is a great achievement to play 300 games of football and to play 300 for the one club is exceptional.”
Sam said he is hopeful the Rams – who finished the 2015 regular season as minor premiers -can continue their recent winning run and claim the premiership spoils, something whichhas eluded them in recent seasons.
“We haven’t played footy in the last two weeks, which makes winning the grand final a little bit harder, but we are pretty confident,” he said.
The Blayney Rams take on the West Wyalong Weevils at King George Oval this Saturday at 3:15 in the GrainCorp Southern Cup major semi-final.
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