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Watmough set to star in his 250th match for Sea Eagles

ANTHONY Watmough doesn't want to be compared to Manly legend Steve Menzies, but tonight he will notch up his 250th game for the club against the Roosters at Brookvale Oval.

At just 29, the milestone will bring Watmough a little closer to Menzies's 349-game club record.

"I don't think I'm anything compared to what Beaver was to this club," Watmough said.

"But if I can do my bit for the club and just continue the way I'm going, hopefully I can get close to where he's been."

Amazingly, Menzies, 39, has not ruled out playing on with the Catalan Dragons in the English Super League next season.

The Roosters have been on fire this season, with six wins and two losses, but just one of those wins was over a top-eight team - the Broncos.

Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello said the match was a good test for the team which is now third favourite to win the title.

"It's a big challenge for us to see where we're really at. They (the Sea Eagles) are definitely a top-four side with plenty of experience," he said.

Minichiello said he would need to be on his toes if Jorge Taufua, set to fill in at No.1 for the injured Brett Stewart, breaks the line and comes into try-scoring range.