Mitchell Aubusson is rarely talked about as being in the pantheon of Sydney Roosters greats, however Trent Robinson has hailed him as typifying the spirit of the foundation club.
The much-loved utility will celebrate his milestone 250th NRL game during Friday's clash with Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium.
He already sits third on the Roosters' list for most games behind club legends Anthony Minichiello and Luke Ricketson.
And Robinson said he occupied a special place in the hearts of his Roosters teammates, staff members and fans.
"He represents the ideals of our club from player to staff member," Robinson said.
"He lives those. He's the ultimate clubman.
"He's played many different positions, played many different roles in the club from a kid into a senior leader. He represents how we want to perform daily."
The 30-year-old debuted in 2007 against South Sydney and had never really looked like leaving.
Robinson admitted Aubusson had received offers to go elsewhere, but never seriously feared losing him because of his devotion to the club.
Over the course of 249 games, he has played every position for the Roosters other than halfback, front-row and fullback.
And while 51 of his appearances have come off the bench, his versatility has been a strength for the Roosters for many years.
He's also proved himself one of the most-durable players in the league, missing just six games since 2012.
"You can see Mitch isn't the biggest guy, nor the fastest, nor the strongest, but he gets himself to an intensity level every game where he gets the best out of himself," Robinson said.
"That's what you want in a player and that's why he's an inspiration to the team."