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Mitchell Pearce will play his 100th first grade game this Sunday afternoon at the Sydney Football Stadium when the Sydney Roosters take on the Penrith Panthers.
Pearce made his NRL debut with the Roosters in 2007 aged 17. Now 22, he will reach the milestone just days after representing New South Wales in this year's State of Origin decider.
The Roosters round 18 match against the Panthers will also honour the NSW Emergency Services.
All Emergency Services personnel from Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Police, NSW State Emergency Services and NSW Ambulance will gain free entry into the general admission concourse area of the Sydney Football Stadium upon presentation of their service identification at the turnstiles.
The Sydney Roosters' Emergency Services Day will celebrate and acknowledge the work of all personnel and the forecourt of the Sydney Football Stadium will be filled with interactive displays and kids entertainment. The Australian anthem will be performed by a duet from Fire and Rescue NSW just prior to the teams running out and the half time activity will be specially themed.
Adding to the excitement of this Sunday's Family Fun Day is that the Sydney Roosters will be inviting fans to