By ZAC MILBANK
Glenelg captain Chris Curran’s road to 100 Statewide Super League games is one of pain and perseverance.
Recruited to Brighton Road from the Victorian country town of Horsham, Curran made his League debut in Round 3 of 2011 having spent the entire 2010 season toiling away in the Reserves.
After establishing himself in the Tigers’ best 21 across the next three seasons, the 28-year-old’s career was headed along an upward curve.
But then injury struck the man affectionately known as Cuz.
A serious foot injury, which then translated into Curran damaging one of his hamstring tendons, reduced him to playing just 15 League matches between 2014 and 2016.
It left the resolute defender questioning whether he would continue in the game, let alone with the Bays.
But then Glenelg coach Matt Lokan played a major role in restoring Curran’s confidence, the currant Tigers skipper also determined to rejoin long-time team-mates such as Andrew Bradley and Max Proud in achieving success.
Ironically, Lokan will be planning to curb Curran’s intercept marking when he coaches Port Adelaide against Curran’s Bays in his milestone match at ACH Group Stadium on Sunday.
Sitting at the top of the premiership table, the Tigers will be looking to continue their strong form against the arch-rival Magpies, giving Curran the perfect chance to shine as he reaches triple figures in front of the Glenelg faithful.
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