It has been a long time coming, however clubman Nick Elvidge has been awarded his tie for finally making 100 first XV appearances for Halifax RUFC.
Having worked his way through the ranks as a talented junior to an experienced veteran, Elvidge has been an integral part of the Halifax family.
He was the heartbeat of the old Vikings team before becoming a key figure in the first XV when the club returned to grassroots rugby in 2009.
A sabbatical in Australia and the unwanted tag of being a "wet weather" specialist meant Elvidge took longer to reach his century than his dogged, tough-tackling performances for the club deserved.
However the former flanker has been revitalised since moving to hooker, with the 36-year-old awarded with his 100-game tie following the 48-0 win over Thirsk on Saturday.
Updated 07:28 - 13 Sep 2017 by Tony Curtis