Lauitiiti set for landmark appearance

Ali Lauitiiti will become only the eighth overseas player in the club’s history to make 200 appearances this Friday when the Rhinos travel to Warrington.

Lauitiiti will become the first overseas player for 54 years to reach the milestone ahead of his departure from the club at the end of the season.

The former New Zealand international joined Leeds midway through the 2004 season and has become the most successful overseas player ever in the club's history having won four Grand Finals, two league leaders shields and a World Club Challenge.

He joins a list of greats who have graced Headingley Carnegie having travelled from the other side of the world to wear the blue and amber. He is also only the second New Zealander to reach the 200 club.

The list in order of appearances is as follows:

Eric Harris 383 games 1930-1939
Dinny Campbell 258 games 1912-1920
Frank O'Rourke 240 games 1927-1933
Arther Clues 236 games 1947-1954
Keith McLennan 215 games 1952-1957
Jeff Moores 211 games 1927-1933
Bert Cook 201 games 1947-1953