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Hazem El Masri


An exciting and extremely popular young player Hazem switched from soccer to rugby league very late in his schoolboy career.  His ball-handling skills, speed and anticipation made him one of the most prolific tryscorers in Super League last season.  Hazem has broken new ground for rugby league by becoming the first practising Muslim to make the elite level.

Date of birth: 1 April 1976
Place: Tripoli, Lebanon
1st season at club: 1995
1st Grade games for 'Dogs: 74
Total games for 'Dogs: 130
Preferred position: Fullback, 5/8th, Wing
Height:178cm Weight: 83kg
PERSONAL DETAILS "El Magic"
Married: no
High School attended: Belmore Boys High School
Interests away from football: Playing sports & going out with friends
FOOTBALL BACKGROUND
FROM TO CLUB POSITION COACH
1994 1994 Enfield Federals Fullback
REPRESENTATIVE HISTORY
FROM TO TEAM POSITION COACH
1997 1997 Lebanon World 7's
2000 2000 Lebanon Fullback John Elias
A DOG'S BREAKFAST OF TRIVIA
Position played in very first team: Fullback
Top footballing moment: Scoring 4 tries in a 1st Grade game
What I enjoy most in a game: Winning, scoring, meeting fans
Favourite past Bulldogs player: Steve Mortimer/Terry Lamb
Fave Oz sports star (besides Greg Norman): Steve or Mark Waugh
Sporting event I would most like to attend: NBA game featuring Michael Jordon, or Mike Tyson in a title fight
TV/movie character most like me: Rocky
If I set myself for the Olympics my sport would be: Sprinting (I'd like to be very fast)
I have a dog I can be photographed with: no
Favourite toy: Matchbox CRX
Favourite Spice Girl: none
Best advice I ever received: Never be afraid of failing and to get up & try again
If I could be anyone else in the world I'd be: Malcolm X
If I could've made it in any other sport it'd be: anything but golf - it needs a bit of work
Person I'd most like to meet: Mohammed Ali
My greatest asset: My mother
Toughest opponent: yet to come across one
If I wasn't a footballer I'd be: An athlete in another sport
If I could but a house anywhere in the world it'd be: Anywhere near my family
4 people I'd invite to dinner: Mohammed Ali, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson & Saddam Hussein
Hazem El Masri - 1997 Portrait
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard
Hazem El Masri - 1997 Action Shot
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard
Hazem El Masri - 1998 Portrait
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard
Hazem El Masri - 1998 Action Shot
Photography Action Photographics
Hazem El Masri - 1999 Portrait
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard
Hazem El Masri - 1999 Action Shot
Photography Chris Kapetanellis
Hazem El Masri 2000 Portrait
Photo from the Bulldogs Backyard

Dog data
App. Int. Tries Goals Fld Gls Points Ave. Hit-Ups Ave. Tackles Ave. Metres Eff. Tackles Line Breaks Offloads
2000 26 0 10 0 0 40 15.31 5.15 119 78.82% 15 30
1999 23 1 14 9 0 74
1998 8 2 1 0 0 4
1997 19 0 16 0 0 64
1996 15 0 3 0 0 12

Photos & Text from the Official Bulldogs website


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