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Through 99 NRL games with David Gower and Peni Terepo

The Parramatta Eels in the lead up to Friday night's prime-time clash against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park have both David Gower and Peni Terepo playing their 100th NRL game.

Gower started his NRL career in 2009 with the Wests Tigers, spent brief time with the St. George Illawarra Dragons, Manly Sea Eagles and has played 79 matches for the Eels since 2014.

Asked what his favourite moment in the NRL so far has been, Gower couldn't pick just one.

"The 2013 grand final is one of them, (also) my very first game back in 2009," Gower said.

"But playing 50 (games) for Parramatta and just being able to contribute to the last five years here and build a club (is something I'm very proud of)."

Peni Terepo debuted in 2013 and has been with Parramatta his entire NRL career.

The Tongan international's favourite moment was his introduction to the NRL.

"Definitely my debut (Round 8 2013 against the North Queensland Cowboys)," Terepo said.

"As a kid I always wanted to play in the NRL. To play 99 games I think is a massive achievement."

Gower reflected on the tough moments of staying NRL ready as a forward.

"I had to mature physically. I wasn't quite big enough in 2009, which was fine.

"I needed a few extra years of weight and protein.

"But it's work ethic, the hardest thing is fronting up week-in-and-week-out, year-in-year-out and having a strong desire to be successful."

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