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Newnes' Friday night milestone

Jack Newnes of the Saints in action during the 2015 AFL Round 01 match between the St Kilda Saints and the GWS Giants at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne on April 04, 2015. (Photo: Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Jack Newnes collected 23 possessions on Saturday night.

JACK Newnes will notch his 50th AFL game this weekend as St Kilda takes on Collingwood at the MCG on Friday night.

The number 37 pick in the 2011 national draft was influential in St Kilda’s win against Gold Coast at Metricon Stadium last Saturday night amassing 23 possessions.

The wingman played 22 games last year and was inducted into the St Kilda leadership group prior the start of the 2015 season.

Nick Riewoldt will also notch a milestone this weekend, playing his 185th game as skipper which places him 6th on the list for most games played as club captain, overtaking retired North Melbourne champion Wayne Carey.

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Impending AFL milestones this weekend:

250 games – Brendon Goddard, Essendon

Most Club Games – Jimmy Bartel, Geelong Cats. Jimmy is due to play his 274th game this week, drawing level with Garry Hocking in eighth spot in the club’s history. The most games for the Geelong Cats are Ian Nankervis (325 games), John Newman (300 games), Darren Milburn (292 games), Corey Enright (290 games), Peter Riccardi (288 games), Matthew Scarlett (284 games), Joel Corey (276 games), Garry Hocking (274 games), Jimmy Bartel (273 games) and Paul Couch (259 games).

Most club games – Jarrad McVeigh, Sydney Swans. Jarrad is due to play his 246th game for the Sydney Swans this week since his debut in 2004. This will take him level with Stephen Wright and Mark Bayes in seventh spot on the all-time club list. The most games in Sydney / South Melbourne history are Adam Goodes (353 games, 1999-current), Jude Bolton (325 games, 1999-2013), Michael O’Loughlin (303 games, 1995-2009), Ryan O’Keefe (286 games, 2000-14), John Rantall (260 games, 1963-72; 1976-79), Mark Browning (251 games, 1975-87), Stephen Wright (246 games, 1979-92), Mark Bayes (246 games, 1985-98), Jarrad McVeigh (245 games, 2004-current), Daryn Cresswell (244 games, 1992-2003).

150 games – Tom Hawkins, Geelong Cats

150 games – Brad Ebert, Port Adelaide

100 games coached – Chris Scott, Geelong Cats

100 games – Ben Howlett, Essendon

100 games – Mitch Clark, Geelong Cats

100 games – Ben Reid, Collingwood

50 games – Cameron Sutcliffe, Fremantle

50 games – Jack Newnes, St Kilda

50 games – Charlie Dixon, Gold Coast Suns

50 consecutive games – Dane Rampe, Sydney Swans. Dane has played 49 games in succession since Round 4, 2013.