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Akuila Uate Melbourne Storm

Knights’ winger Aku Uate is on the cusp of creating history, with the Fijian flyer requiring just four more tries to become the Club's all-time leading try scorer.   

Uate passed Adam MacDougall (87 tries) on the list with his two-try effort against Melbourne last Monday and now has his sights set on surpassing Timana Tahu's record of 91 tries when the Knights take on Cronulla at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.  

Tahu says he couldn't be happier for Uate, a player he considers not only a close teammate but also a close friend.     

"Aku is a talented player and he is a good friend of mine as well," Tahu says.

"There will never be any bitterness from me, because records are there to be broken. 

"That's what they're made for."

While Tahu couldn't be happier for Uate to pass his try scoring record, the duel international is particularly pumped about the prospect of Aku becoming the first Newcastle Knight to score 100 tries.   

"Aku will create history as the first person to do it and no one will be able to take that off him," he enthuses. 

"He has done a lot of things, not only for the Club, but he has played for his country for both Fiji and Australia. 

"He has played Origin and he has always been a dangerous player. He is one player that you always want on your team, because he is one of the best finishers in the game.

"I wish him all the best. 

"It's something that is going to be dear to his heart, because he prides himself on scoring tries. Hopefully he gets to the 100 tries this year, because I'll be around and as a teammate of his that would be great to see. 

"It will be satisfying for everyone, including me." 

Tahu says he has many great memories of his try scoring exploits at the Knights over the years. 

From the guidance of Matt Johns to his strong combination with Matt Gidley, the fleet-footed flyer concedes he wouldn't have scored 91 tries without the support of his teammates.  

"For me it was a good achievement to score those tries, but my teammates helped me score those tries," he says.

"I had good players around me and one of the best players to ever play the game in Andrew Johns.  

"I also had Matty Johns who was a great player, plus he was a great leader for the team. He was one bloke who helped me through my young years and gave me confidence. 

"My first three games were probably the worst I played in my entire career and he helped me through those. I also had the best centre in the game, who is now my boss in Matt Gidley. 

"So we had a really good team and I was just finishing off tries and I can't score them unless your team is going well."