Steve Folkes

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Player No. 432
Coach No. 30
Nickname Folkesy
Position Second Row, Lock
Contract 1991
Height 178cm (5' 10")
Weight 85kg (187lbs)
DOB 30th Jan 1960
Origin Sydney, NSW, Australia
Debut Vs South Sydney - 9th Jul 1978
Dog Years (14) 1977 , 1978 , 1979 , 1980 , 1981 , 1982 , 1983 , 1984 , 1985 , 1986 , 1987 , 1988 , 1989 , 1991
Captain Years (6) 1984 , 1985 , 1986 , 1987 , 1988 , 1989
Captain Record 16 games, 10 won(63%), 5 lost(31%), 1 drew(6%)
Rep Caps NSW(9) , Australia(5)
Other Clubs
Junior Club Bankstown Sports

Biography Steve Folkes joined Canterbury in 1977 as a halfback.

He became a regular member of the Under 23 team and played in the play offs. In 1978, Steve started the season in the Under 23s but became a regular member of the reserve grade team as a lock forward.

He scored four tries in a game against Easts (Roosters) which remains a record for reserve grade. Steve received the opportunity to play first grade as a replacement.

In 1979, he became a regular member of the first grade team and played in the Grand Final against St George. In 1980, Steve moved to the second row and played in the Premiership winning team against Easts (Roosters).
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Career Stats
Grade Year Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
1 1978 3 0 0 0 0
1 1979 17 3 0 0 9
1 1980 22 3 0 0 9
1 1981 20 6 0 0 18
1 1982 24 9 0 0 27
1 1983 28 7 0 0 28
1 1984 24 3 0 0 12
1 1985 20 4 0 0 16
1 1986 17 4 0 0 16
1 1987 17 0 0 0 0
1 1988 25 6 0 0 24
1 1989 18 1 0 0 4
1 1991 10 1 0 0 4
Total: 245 47 0 0 167
Average (per year): 18.8 3.6 0 0 12.8
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.7

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Total - All Grades
  Years Games Tries Goals F Goals Points
Total: 14 286 58 0 0 201
Average (per year): 20.4 4.1 0 0 14.4
Average (per game): 0.2 0 0 0.7

Data provided by Clint Crofts