Hoffman To Join 300 Club
Ryan Hoffman will become the third player to reach the 300-game career milestone while at the Warriors when he lines up against the Gold Coast Titans in Saturday's Round 14 Telstra Premiership clash at Cbus Super Stadium.
Hoffman, who represented the NSW VB Blues on 14 occasions between 2007 and 2015, also claimed the prestigious Brad Fittler Medal alongside Jarryd Hayne following the side's drought-breaking series victory in 2014.
In his third and final season with the Warriors, Hoffman will be the 27th player to join the NRL's 300-game club. He would have been there earlier but for the season he had with Wigan in the English Super League in 2011.
Since resuming his NRL career in 2012 Hoffman has played 129 of a possible 139 games as well as continuing to rank as one of the competition's most prolific try-scoring forwards. His try against Parramatta on Saturday was his fifth in 13 matches this year and the 69th of his career since his debut with Melbourne in 2003.
"Ryan is one of the most professional players I've been associated with," said Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney, who played alongside Hoffman across the last two seasons of his NRL career and then worked with him as an assistant coach at the Melbourne Storm from 2006-2010.
"It's a fantastic achievement to reach 300 games in this competition and a tribute to his durability and resilience, especially being an 80-minute back rower.
"With Hoff you know what you will get from him every day of the week."