A BARROW Raiders legend has thanked his club and fans after reaching a major game milestone.

Nathan Mossop has thanked the community after making his 250th appearance for the club.

Having first played for the Raiders in 2009, the 34-year-old has gone on to become a mainstay of the club over recent years, scoring 55 tries during his time in Cumbria. 

The hooker, who also crossed 15 times in 20 appearances during a one-season spell at South Wales Scorpions in 2012, brought up his latest milestone from the bench as the Raiders bowed out of the 1895 Cup at the hands of Featherstone Rovers.

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He said: “I think I’m showing my age now with the amount of games that I have under my belt.

“It’s a great achievement for myself. I’ve been privileged to play at this club for a number of years now, and I’ve been supported by the club and the fans very well.”

In February, Mossop began a 12-month testimonial for his services to the sport of rugby league, as granted by the RFL.

As part of his testimonial, the Raiders marquee recently played host to a Ladies Night, which involved several current first-team stars. 

Mossop has thanked all those who have supported his testimonial efforts during the early months of 2022.

“It’s going really good. I’ve got a great group of ladies that are looking after me, my committee members,” he said. “They’re organising a lot of things for me. 

“We had our first event a couple of weeks ago, Ladies Night, which was a huge success. Tee Ritson and Charlie Emslie are crying out for another one I think.”

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