A LONG TIME COMING: Shaun Templeton finally reached 50 games for the Gladstone Goats rugby union in a 45-8 win over University after eight seasons with the club.
A LONG TIME COMING: Shaun Templeton finally reached 50 games for the Gladstone Goats rugby union in a 45-8 win over University after eight seasons with the club. Jake Jones

Templeton finally racks up 50 games with Goats

WHEN Shaun Templeton first started playing for the Gladstone Goats in 2008, he was not thinking about milestones.

All he could think about was playing rugby union.

Eight seasons later, the New Zealander has notched up 50 games for the Goats, and that was with a dominant win over University, 45-8.

He wasn't aware of the achievement though, needing to be told by club officials.

He joked it would be a new record for the longest time period for any player to bring up 50 games.

But he is very proud.

"It is always going to be an achievement for any athlete, getting to 50 or 100," he said.

"Hopefully I will bring up the next 50 a little bit quicker."

There have been seasons where Templeton has not taken the field, focussing on work rather than rugby union.

In fact, he did not play in the 2014 season when the Goats finished runners-up.

That success brought the 28-year-old back to the game, as lock and in search of another achievement.

"I want to win a premiership," he said. "We are going to do it, for sure, I feel like we will."

The Goats have a week off this week before returning to play Brothers away on June 13.



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