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10th August 2019, 11:55 | englandrl

James Graham makes 400th career appearance

James Graham makes 400th career appearance

Former Saints man reaches milestone

England’s most capped player of all-time James Graham made his 400th club appearance this weekend as St George Illawarra Dragons beat Gold Coast Titans 40-28 in the NRL.

Graham’s career began in the Betfred Super League with St Helens for whom he made 224 appearances and won the Super League Grand Final, Challenge Cup Final and World Club Challenge.

The prop-forward made the move to Australia in 2012 and went on to make 135 appearances for Canterbury Bulldogs. He joined the Dragons at the start of the 2018 season and his 41st appearance for the club was his 400th club career appearance.

Addressing the crowd after the victory, Graham said: “I’ve been a bit lost for words with all the support I’ve received.

“Rugby League has given me so much of my life. It’s just something I’ve loved doing and it didn’t matter if I player one or 400.

“I love playing it, I love my teammates past and present and I can’t thank you enough for all your kind words this week 

“I appreciate the support I’ve received throughout the years from all the clubs and countries that I’ve played for.” 

Graham is England’s all-time most capped player with 44 caps to his name; six more than fellow NRL star Ryan Hall. Graham has represented England in the 2008, 2013 and 2017 Rugby League World Cups including in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup Final defeat to Australia.