Emotional farewell as Heighno overtakes Fittler record

Chris Heighington has overtaken Brad Fittler on the all-time NRL games list.

The forward featured in his 337th NRL match over the weekend, leaping Fittler who bowed out on 336 games.

It was the 35-year-old's second last game on Sunday.

The veteran is poised to hang up the boots after this week's Round 25 clash with St George Illawarra.


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He'll finish his career as the seventh highest capped NRL player of all-time.

A former Wests Tiger and Cronulla Shark, Heighington won a premiership with both teams but was never given the chance to thank the fans from the shire for their support over the years.


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Heighington was unsure whether he would remain at the Sharks when the 2017 season ended and while he had to wait almost 12 months, Sunday's game acted as an opportunity for Heighington to say goodbye.

"It's humbling with the Sharkies," he said.


"I met some beautiful people along the way.

"That's the best thing about rugby league.

"It's a bit emotional. It's all coming to an end."