BROOKE Murray will create club history when she plays for Taree City Bulls in the Group Three league tag clash against Wingham at the Jack Neal Oval tomorrow.
This will be Brooke's 150th game, a first for the Bulls. Brooke will be just the second Group Three player to achieve the 150 league tag game mark, behind Port City's Jasmine Wilbow.
League tag kicked off in Group Three in 2009, although Brooke, 24, didn't play the first season.
"I was too young,'' she said.
"Scott Jacklin, who was the coach, invited me to play in the second season. I've been there since.''
While tomorrow will be a milestone, Brooke assured it's too important in relation to Taree City's season to let sentimentality get in the way. The Bulls sit in third place but with three competition games remaining, are not sure things to make semi-finals. They're on 10 points with Port Sharks, one clear of Wauchope and Wingham. One of these sides will miss out on the five.
"We're probably going to have to win the last three games to make the semis,'' Brooke explained.
Consistency has been Taree's problem.
"We're a new team this season,'' she said.
"We're still jelling and working on our combinations and we've had different teams just about every week.''
With the first and reserve grades out of finals contention, the league tag remains the only Taree team to have any chance of playing in the end-of-season matches.
The clash against Wingham on Krystylea Bridge Cup day, is always Brooke's favourite.
"It's a special day and a big day for our club,'' she said.
"Wingham beat us in the first round, but we've won four of the last five charity day games.''
Brooke's won a premiership with the Bulls back in 2015 and played in the beaten grand final team the following year.
She's been a regular in the Group Three representative team since league tag was added to the Country Rugby League program and has also played for the East Coast Dolphins and the North Coast Bulldogs. She'll be in the Bulldogs team for the Northern Country Championships in Glen Innes this month.
Brooke's a forward but has played in every position on the field at various stages. However, she prefers the forwards.
A merger between Taree City and Old Bar has been proposed, however, Brooke's against the idea.
"I think the clubs should stay separate,'' she said.
"We can both stand alone.''
Brooke hopes to be running around for a few seasons yet. Once she gets 150 out of the road she'll set her sights on 200 and beyond.
"I love it,'' she said of league tag.
"I've met a lot of people, I get to play with my friends and we have a great club.''