Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Old Boy El Masri Rapt in the New-Look Doggies

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Old Boy El Masri Rapt in the New-Look Doggies

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THE Bulldogs have encountered more ups and downs than a fiddler's elbow in the last decade, but one thing that has remained consistent is the form of the NRL's record points scorer Hazem El Masri.

The Lebanon-born winger has been a mainstay of the club since making his first-grade debut in 1996, and tomorrow's match-up with Canberra will leave him just two games shy of 300 appearances for the Dogs.

The 33-year-old is already the club's record try and points scorer and well qualified to judge how good this latest Bulldogs side really is, having won five of their first six games.

"All the new signings and the young blokes have stepped up and the club have signed significant players in key positions like Mick Ennis and Noddy Kimmorley, who have taken on leadership roles," said El Masri.

"They have all come on board and I think we are definitely heading in the right direction."

It's a far cry from a year ago where a side which was once the most feared in the competition, was reduced to toothless pups. …

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