SATURDAY SPECIAL | El Masri Hat-trick
Re-live the three tries Hazem El Masri scored in the 2004 preliminary final against the Penrith Panthers.
Bulldogs winger Hazem El Masri had a rare off night with the boot but made up for it with a hat-trick of tries. He kicked five goals from eight attempts.
After trailing 8-4 at half-time, the Bulldogs dominated the second half to run out convincing 30-14 winners.
The Bulldogs hit the front in the 25th minute when half-back Brent Sherwin put in a beautifully placed kick over the top to El Masri.
The Bulldogs winger, who got on the outside of his man Luke Rooney, regathered the ball on the full and dived over for a try.
The family-friendly Sunday afternoon time slot means you can bring the whole clan to the clash, so come get behind your team as they fight it out for bragging rights.
El Masri put the Dogs back in front with a penalty goal in the 49th minute, before Maitua scored just as Wesser returned to the field.
El Masri added the extras to give the Bulldogs a 16-8 lead.
The winger then seemingly put the game out of the Panthers' reach when he scored his second in the 67th minute.
A try to El Masri close to full-time completed the rout for the Bulldogs, who march on to a date with either the Cowboys or the Panthers.