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2016 milestone mania

2016 fixture highlights St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis reflects on the strength of our 2016 home and away fixture.
Nick Riewoldt 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)
Nick Riewoldt has kicked more goals at Etihad than any other player.

ST KILDA fans have a host of player milestones to look forward to in 2016 with none more significant than Nick Riewoldt’s 300th match in round two against the Western Bulldogs.

This is the list of possible individual game milestones to look forward to in 2016:

50 games:

Josh Bruce (Currently 46)

Billy Longer (Currently 43)

Tom Hickey (Currently 41)

Jimmy Webster (Currently 39)

Seb Ross (Currently 37)

Luke Dunstan (Currently 35)

50 consecutive games:

Jack Newnes (Currently 44)

50 games for St Kilda:

Maverick Weller (Currently 36 for the Saints and 32 for Gold Coast)

100 games:

Shane Savage (Currently 90)

Dylan Roberton (Currently 84)

Jake Carlisle (Currently 85)

150 games for St Kilda:

Sean Dempster (Currently 149 for the Saints and 54 for the Swans)

200 games as captain:

Nick Riewoldt (Currently 199)*

250 games:

Leigh Montagna (Currently 249)

300 games:

Nick Riewoldt (Currently 298)

*Includes 19 games as co-captain with Lenny Hayes and Luke Ball and presuming he is named skipper again.

Other notable milestones:

  • St Kilda’s 200th game at Docklands (Etihad Stadium) will be in round two. The Saints record at the venue is 111 wins, 83 losses and 5 draws.
  • Nick Riewoldt is two goals away from reaching the 650-goal milestone.
  • Nick Riewoldt is three goals away from reaching the 400-goal milestone at Etihad Stadium. No player has booted more majors at the venue than the Saints skipper.
  • Leigh Montagna is four goals away from reaching the 150-goal milestone and four Brownlow votes away from 100 career votes
  • Round 5 against GWS will be Alan Richardson’s 50th game as an AFL senior coach (49 with St Kilda, 1 with Port Adelaide)

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