LAST Friday's game marked second rower Zeb Taia'a 100th game in a Saints jersey since joining from Gold Coast Titans.

Taia, a try scorer in last year's Super League Grand Final success, has brought strike, skill and experience to that left edge since joining in 2017.

The former Kiwi and Cook Island international has provided invaluable experience to the Saints ranks since joining in a deal which saw Joe Greenwood go in the opposite direction.


Taia tweeted: "Appreciate everyone involved with the club. It’s definitely going to be a sad day when I play my last game... just soaking everything up atm and enjoying every game!"

The veteran packman, who turns 36 next month, has already announced that he is returning to Australia at the end of this campaign.

He has enjoyed a long career, which has also taken in Parramatta Eels, Newcastle Knights and Catalans Dragons, clocking up in excess of 300 appearances.

But he will have plenty still to achieve in the next couple of months before packing his bags - starting on Saturday when attention turns to the Challenge Cup and a clash with Warrington.