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Tony Smith pays tribute to Warrington Wolves veteran Lee Briers on his 400 games achievement
TONY Smith paid tribute to Lee Briers on his 400th appearance for Warrington Wolves in the 30-10 defeat of Wigan.
“That’s a pretty impressive record, nothing to be sneezed at,” said Wolves’ head of coaching and rugby.
“He did some good stuff for us.
“Lee probably wasn’t at his absolute best in terms of form but he did enough behind the scenes and behind the play to orchestrate some of what we were doing out there.
“400 games is a great achievement. He’s had a great history at the club with some ups in recent times and he’s had a few downs along the way.
“He’s playing good consistent rugby league and he’s found a way of remaining very current even though he’s got some age on him.
“He’s able to still contribute in big ways.”
Only six other players have achieved the 400-match feat in the club’s 136-year history, putting 34-year-old Briers in good company with Brian Bevan (620 games), Parry Gordon (543), Jack Miller (526), Mark Forster (458), Jim Tranter (439) and Billy Cunliffe (438).