Melbourne Storm five-eighth Blake Green will play his 50th NRL game on Saturday night when Storm host the Roosters at AAMI Park.
After spending four years in the English Super League between 2011 and 2014, Green will reach the milestone eight years after making his first-grade NRL debut for Parramatta.
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"I always had the intention to come back and play in the NRL," Green said when asked about his ambitions to return to the NRL while playing in England.
"It was the right process for me to go over there and develop my game (to play in the English Super League).
"I really enjoyed my four years there.
"I'm thankful I got the opportunity to come back at a great Club like the Storm and play my 50."
While not an avenue selected by the majority of player plying their trade in Australia, Green talks highly of the Super League system and how it helped the playmaker progress as a player.
"It's probably not the most popular pathway young people use to develop their game and I guess it's seen as a sort of retirement opportunity to go over there," Green said.
"I was 24 when I went over there and got plenty of experience, I was very lucky I was at a good club there in Wigan Warriors.
"I learnt a lot about the game and it helped myself develop into a better player."
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