1. Be cool and Register to set your username and display picture get the full features of the site. Talk Bulldogs NRL News, match reviews, live score, ladder, injuries, player signings and team performance.

How does Steve Folkes rate as a backrower

Discussion in 'Rugby League General' started by silva, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. silva

    silva Utility

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    746
    I cant think of too many better backrowers in my time. Discuss
     
  2. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    11,208
    Likes Received:
    2,606
    Play 9 games for NSW and 2 for Australia, scoring 2 tries for the latter.

    At 178cm and 85kg, he is more like a modern day lock/five-eighth but was a reliable, solid second rower for his time.
     
  3. chisdog

    chisdog Kennel Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,751
    Likes Received:
    1,253
    An all time great & club legend. One of the best defenders & was very skilful. Played 5/8, lock, second row & hooker, so add versatility.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  4. silva

    silva Utility

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    746
    I think the only player a part of every title in the 80s barring Mortimer? What a fkn legend. The club bringing back all these former players..where the fucks folkesy? That fat prick dib needs to go get fucked
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Wahesh

    Wahesh The Forefather of The Kennel

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2007
    Messages:
    11,208
    Likes Received:
    2,606
    Bring back Folkes to do what? I don't think he wants anything to do with us anymore after the way things ended (ie, getting the wooden spoon and his brother-in-law getting the job over him).
     
  6. silva

    silva Utility

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    746
    Just have him around he is a club legend and one club player. I wouldn't assume anything about what he wants
     
  7. rainman

    rainman Immortal

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7,028
    Likes Received:
    790
    Would love to have him in the current team
    If we had a kennel time machine
     
  8. Gabe

    Gabe Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2017
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    211
    12th most successful coach on win % that has coached more than 250 games in the history of the game.

    If it wasnt for the train wreak of his final season, where many things out of his control occurred that stat would be much higher.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Bob dog

    Bob dog Hectik defence

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    13,592
    Likes Received:
    668
    Whadaya mean how good?
    Played for Straya and ruled the country for a bit.
     
  10. NickT

    NickT Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    92
    He would walk into any current 1st grade side, NSW and AU side.
    Great player.
     
  11. silva

    silva Utility

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,444
    Likes Received:
    746
    To play in 4 titles and coach one...there aren't many people that have given more to the club.
     
  12. _G-Dog_

    _G-Dog_ Immortal

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2006
    Messages:
    10,071
    Likes Received:
    3,241
    Flokesy was a champion.. always gave his all.. punched above his weight his whole career
     
  13. Armchair critic

    Armchair critic Desball 4 life

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    16,416
    Likes Received:
    559
    Only thing is he would never play for any other club apart for the Bulldogs.
    Didn't he grow up in the Greenacre/Punchbowl area?
    He is a Bankstown native.
     
  14. Captain Kickass

    Captain Kickass Modaraytahhhh ! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    11,822
    Likes Received:
    188
    (a) Josh Jackson reminds me of Folkesy a lot ....

    (b) Folkesy punched Benny Elias 6 times in the '88 GF brawl and this year marks the 30th anniversary of that joyous occasion.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Kip Drordy

    Kip Drordy Forum Regular Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    142
    He played for Bankstown Sports. Their home ground which used to be called Mclean reserve was renamed Steve Folkes Reserve a fair while ago. It is next to the velodrome at bass hill.
     
  16. Armchair critic

    Armchair critic Desball 4 life

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    16,416
    Likes Received:
    559
    I know he went to punchbowl boys high because my dad was a friend of his in school.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla Immortal Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    9,439
    Likes Received:
    2,195
    The toughest player P4P to play for us. Tackling machine with a massive heart. Loved him as a player as he never let you down.
     
  18. NickT

    NickT Forum Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2017
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    92
    Billy Johnstone and Steve Reardon were from the same mould.
     
  19. Malla

    Malla *********

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    4,623
    Likes Received:
    802
    Good comparison altho Jackson much better defender, however both no nonsense hard working players would want them beside ya in a war
     
  20. Freakzilla

    Freakzilla Immortal Gilded x2 Premium Member Gilded

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2008
    Messages:
    9,439
    Likes Received:
    2,195
    Reardon wasn't an 80 minute player though and nowhere near as good as Folkes.
     

Share This Page