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When the whistle goes, for Mitch Rein it'll just be another game of football that he'll be trying to win.

It's a position he has been in 199 times before.

The round 12 game against the Sharks will be Rein's 200th in the NRL and while he knows that once the whistle sounds it'll be like the 199 before, he has allowed himself some time to soak in the achievement in the lead up to kick-off.

"It's something I'm pretty proud of and I know my family is too," he said.

"I'm looking forward to getting out there on the weekend and just enjoying it.

"When you start all you want to do is play one game.

"Everyone knows how hard it is to get to the NRL in the first place, it takes a lot of dedication and sacrifice along the way.

"It is something that I've got to share with my family and they have shared the ups and downs and the highs and lows.

"It is another game at the end of the day but it is a good milestone to reflect upon what has happened over the years.

Rein says the milestone doesn't give him any extra motivation, instead he says it is the hard work that the team has been putting in at training that has him confident for a strong performance.

"You do go into every game wanting to win and expecting to win," he said.

"The way we've been training, we've been training awesome.

"Our defence has let us down but we've really been working on that maybe the last four to five weeks because our defence hasn't been up to our standard and we've been leaking to many points.

"Hopefully we get some return on that (hard work) this weekend.

"Everyone enjoys playing the way we do and we've got a lot of really gifted footy players in our side which means we can be good in attack but we just need to fix up the other part of our game and that's defence.

"We've been working super hard and all of our training sessions have been super physical so we are looking forward to the challenge."