by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago
Father/Son combined 500 games: Gary Ablett Sr and Gary Ablett Jr: Gary Jr will play his 252nd game in Round 22, bringing his and his father's (248 games) combined tally to 500 games. They become the fifth father-son combination to reach the mark. Ahead of them are Fletcher 642 games (Ken 264, Dustin 378*), Tuck 597 (Michael 426, Shane 171), Silvagni 551 (Sergio 239, Stephen 312) and Cloke 526 (David 330, Travis 193). Behind them are Scarlett 496 (John 212, Matthew 284), Watson 478 (Tim 307, Jobe 171), Whitten 465 (Ted Sr 321, Ted Jr 144), Tuck 446 (Michael 426, Travis 20) and Richardson 418 (Wayne 277, Mark 141).
AFL Life Membership: Ryan O’Keefe (SYD) will qualify for AFL Life Membership in Round 22 with his 300th official game, comprising 277 premiership matches, one State of Origin match, 17 preseason games and four International Rules matches.
250 games: Andrew Embley (WCE) becomes the seventh player in Eagle history to reach 250 games. Ahead of him are Glen Jakovich (276 games, 1991-2004), Dean Cox (271 games, 2001-current), Guy McKenna (267 games, 1988-2000), Drew Banfield (265 games, 1993-2006), Darren Glass (260 games, 2000-current) and Peter Matera (253 games, 1990-2002). Behind him are Dean Kemp (243 games, 1990-2001), Ashley McIntosh (242 games, 1991-2003) and Ben Cousins (238 games, 1996-2007)
Most Games, Indigenous Player: Shaun Burgoyne (HAW) will play his 240th game in Round 22, putting him equal with his brother Peter in tenth place for most games by an Indigenous player. Ahead of them are Andrew McLeod (340 games, ADE), Adam Goodes (331 games, SYD), Michael O’Loughlin (303, SYD), Gavin Wanganeen (300 games, ESS and PA), Darryl White (268 games, BRIS), Chris Johnson (264 games, FITZ and BRIS), Peter Matera (253 games, WCE), Nicky Winmar (251 games, StK and WB) and Jeff Farmer (249 games, MELB and FRE).
100 consecutive games: Jack Riewoldt (RICH) has played 99 consecutive games for Richmond since Round 10, 2009. His current streak of consecutive games is behind only Brett Deledio (135 consecutive games for Richmond since round 18, 2007) and Josh Kennedy (102 consecutive games for Hawthorn and the Sydney Swans since round 14, 2009)
200 games: Justin Koschitzke (StK)*
150 games: Matt Priddis (WCE)
100 games: Colin Garland (MELB), Todd Goldstein (NM)
100 club games: Farren Ray (StK)
50 games: Harley Bennell (GC), Zac Clarke (FRE), Brent Macaffer (COL), Dion Prestia (GC), Reece Conca (RICH)
*Koschitzke will miss Round 22 due to a calf injury sustained while playing in the VFL
Source: Patrick Keane, AFL Media Release, St Kilda Injury update 8/13
Article last changed on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:45 AM EDT