Toopi to reach 150 games against former club

Toopi to reach 150 games against former club

Former Kiwi International Clinton Toopi will play his landmark 150th NRL match against his old club when the Jetstar Gold Coast Titans travel across the Tasman for Friday night's clash against the New Zealand Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium.

Toopi, 31, was today named by Jetstar Titans Coach John Cartwright in an extended 18-man squad which also includes the club's State of Origin representatives in Ashley Harrison and Greg Bird.

Dual International Mat Rogers was not included in the 18-man squad but Cartwright said the 35-year-old was still likely to travel to New Zealand to be involved with the team.

Reaching the 150 game milestone is a significant achievement for Toopi, who thought his professional rugby league career may have been over when he left the UK Super League in 2008 before being given a lifeline by the Jetstar Titans for the 2010 season.

Since then the Mt Wellington Warriors junior has revived his career to play 21 NRL games for the club and although he is unsure whether this year will be his last at the top, he is determined to make the most of every minute.