Exeter will play their 50th Premiership game this weekend. James Scaysbrook, Tom Hayes and Tom Johnson have played in all 49 so far, thereby all racking up their 50th successive Premiership game if they appear against Harlequins on Saturday, writes Stuart Farmer.
In the history of the Premiership just a dozen players have played in 50 consecutive matches, the record being held by Gloucester’s Alex Brown with 87 in a row between 2000-04.
Michael Claassens has appeared in Bath’s last 75 Premiership encounters and counting, since April 2009.
James Scaysbrook has in fact STARTED all 49 games for Exeter, just three players have started 50 successive Premiership matches: only Tom Voyce (58), Jamie Noon (56) and Alex Brown (51) got there before him.
During his incredible run Scaysbrook has failed to be on the pitch when the final whistle has blown on just two occasions. He’s missed a grand total of just 51 minutes of Exeter’s total playing time in the Premiership, with half an hour of that spent during three spells in the sinbin!