Jason Schefe celebrates 300th game with win over Bears
JASON Schefe might have played his 300th game for the Roma Echidnas, but the veteran halfback said it was just another game.
Schefe, who made his debut for the Echidnas in 1995, played his usual game in both matches against the Toowoomba Bears at Gallas Fox Park.
And his troops ensured he got a proper tricentennial present, beating the more highly-fancied Bears 25-21 in the A-grade, with Schefe playing on the wing.
Reflecting on his career, the 41-year-old said he wasn’t making waves about his milestone.
“I knew it was coming up, but after this many games, it’s just another game for me,” he said.
“I’m proud of the Roma Rugby Club, it’s a big part of my life.”
Talking as captain for the B-grade side, who went down 50-7 to the undefeated Bears, Schefe said his side lost the key battles despite a spirited effort.
“The Bears are a good side so you can’t take that away from them – that’s why they’re undefeated,” he said.
“Our boys were good, we just fell off tackles at key moments.
“It was a good hard physical contest.”
Roma president Charles Murphy praised Schefe’s leadership at the club, which is again looking to play finals football this year.
“He’s a life-long club member so he’s done very well and everyone looks up to Schefey around the place,” he said.
“300 games is a real achievement.”