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Bulldogs winger Hazem El Masri will equal the club record for most consecutive first grade games when he lines up against the Newcastle Knights on Sunday.
The current record of 95 consecutive games was set by Paul Langmack in 1987.
El Masri's run began in 1999 and over the past 94 games he has scored 51 tries and kicked 183 goals.
Etching his name in the record books is becoming a habit for El Masri who last year equaled Daryl Halligan's record for most points in a season (270) and Chris Anderson's record for most tries in a season (19).
El Masri also had the opportunity to equal the Club record for most points in a game (28) during the Bulldogs 46-18 victory over the Knights in Newcastle last year. Unaware that he was in a position to equal the record El Masri rushed his kick and finished with 26 points.
In 2000 Jason Taylor set the NRL record for most consecutive games (194) and the Storm's Richard Swain is leading the charge amongst current players with 129 games.
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