LOSING STREAK SNAPPED 🐯 The Wests Tigers are back in the winners circle after a 30-22 win over South...
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Utai, who scored a treble against South Sydney the previous weekend, became the first player since Canberra's Brett Mullins in 1994 to record hat-tricks in consecutive matches.
The haul of six tries has taken Utai to fourth equal on the 2003 tryscoring list with 15, three behind team-mate and fellow New Zealand international, centre Nigel Vagana.
Meanwhile, Bulldogs goalkicker Hazem El Masri needs just one more successful attempt against Manly on Sunday to set a new NRL record of 31 consecutive goals.
He shares the current mark with former Bulldogs and Kiwis wing Daryl Halligan, who landed 30 in a row in 2000.