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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs will mark two significant individual player milestones in Saturday night's round 13 clash against Manly at ANZ Stadium, with prop Michael Hodgson playing his 200th NRL game and back rower Corey Payne his 100th during the match.
31 year-old Hodgson will retire at the conclusion of this season after stints at the Bulldogs, Gold Coast Titans, Canberra Raiders and Parramatta Eels. He made his NRL debut for Parramatta against South Sydney at the Sydney Football Stadium in round 21 of the 1998 season, making this his 14th year in the top grade.
27 year-old Payne is a Chester Hill Hornets junior who returned to the Bulldogs last season following stints at the Wests Tigers and St George-Illawarra Dragons. He made his NRL debut for the Dragons against the Bulldogs in round one of the 2005 season.
The milestones are just two of a number of highlights set down for Saturday's match, which will see both sides face off for the Bullfrog-Arko Cup for the third time.
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