Jeff Dickinson-Fox reviews the campaign which saw Melbourne Storm crowned premiers in 2017.
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Braith Anasta will lead the Mitsubishi Electric Bulldogs team out onto the Sydney Showground this Sunday against the Raiders as he celebrates his 100th first grade game.
Anasta, 23, made his debut for the Bulldogs in a Round 18 match against the Eels at Parramatta Stadium in 2000.
Ninety-nine games later he has scored 185 points for the Bulldogs including 44 tries, one goal and seven field goals.
Anasta, who had a big hand in the NSW victory in the second State of Origin match on Wednesday night, has represented the Blues four times. In addition, he has been picked in three City Origin sides and played four tests for Australia on the 2001 Kangaroo tour.
Sunday?s game may be cause for a double celebration for Bulldogs fans as Hazem El Masri needs just four points to join Daryl Halligan as the most prolific point scorer in Bulldogs history.
El Masri already holds the NRL point scoring record for a single season with 342 points last year. He also has the record for the most goals scored by a Bulldogs player in a single match with 11 against the Rabbitohs in Round 21, 2003.
El Masri, currently on 1,486 points (110 tries, 523 goals), needs just four points to tie Halligan's record of 1,490 points (57 tries, 630 goals, 2 field goals).