Gulgong’s Josh Jackson will play his 150th NRL match when laces up the boots for the Canterbury Bulldogs to take on the ladder-leading South Sydney Rabbitohs on Saturday at ANZ Stadium.
Nicknamed “Jacko”, the hard-working forward will be looking to put the past four months behind him as his side enters Saturday’s contest with the Bunnies as underdogs.
With his side currently sitting 15th on the ladder the Gulgong Terriers and Mudgee Dragons junior is able to add this milestone game to his list of achievements with the club which include representing Australia.
After making his debut against the Melbourne Storm during the 2012 season, the second-rower was a member of Canterbury’s 2012 and 2014 grand final appearances and was recently awarded the club’s Player of the Year award at the end of the 2017 season.
Jackson, who has been a mainstay in the Bulldogs’ side since his debut, was unable to regain his New South Wales Origin jersey this year despite being a consistent performer at club and representative level.
The Bulldogs captain who has represented his state on nine occasions was awarded the Brad Fittler Medal during the 2016 series as New South Wales best player and received the Man of the Match award for his performing in game 2 last year. The match starts at 3pm.