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Milestones to lookout for during competition restart

With the opening round of the competition restart completed, player milestones and individual achievements will once again be celebrated.

Each year, the rugby league season delivers some impressive achievements and last year was no different for a number of Bulldogs players.

This was highlighted by Aiden Tolman playing his 250th NRL match, as well as becoming the 12th player in Canterbury's history to play 200 or more first grade games for the club.

Three NRL debuts were handed out in 2019, while seven new recruits made their club debuts throughout the season.

In addition, Reimis SmithMarcelo MontoyaBronson Garlick and Michael Lichaa all played their 100th club game.

The restart of the competition could see a host of players reach important milestones and achievements in their NRL careers across the remaining 18 regular season games and four finals matches.

Kieran Foran (199) only needs one more game to reach 200 NRL games, while Josh Jackson (184) is on track to reach the milestone in the second last round of the new look competition.

Josh Jackson on track to play his 200th NRL game for the club.
Josh Jackson on track to play his 200th NRL game for the club.

Jackson’s achievement will also coincide with him becoming the 13th player in the club’s history to play 200 or more NRL games for Canterbury.

Queensland representative Dylan Napa (145) is closing in on 150 NRL games, while Will Hopoate is 10 games away from playing 100 NRL matches for the Dogs.

Local junior Marcelo Montoya (45) is looking at playing 50 NRL matches for the Bulldogs during the season.

Jeremy Marshall-King is closing in on 50 NRL games.
Jeremy Marshall-King is closing in on 50 NRL games.

New recruit Sione Katoa (47), the club’s top try scorer in 2019 Reimis Smith (38), half Jack Cogger (38) and speedster Nick Meaney (30) are all looking to register their 50th NRL matches in the upcoming campaign.

With 42 tries next to their names, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Will Hopoate require eight four-pointers each to record 50 NRL tries. Hopoate added five tries to his name in 2019, while Watene-Zelezniak grabbed two.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak requires eight tries to record 50 NRL career tries.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak requires eight tries to record 50 NRL career tries.