Steve Folkes

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Sunday, 30th October, 1960
Current Age
54 years and 26 days

Awards & Accolades

2004
Dally M Coach Of The Year

Known Family Links

Brother-in-law
Kevin Moore

Biography

One of the fittest and most dedicated trainers in the game Steve Folkes was a rock-like second-row forward in the Bulldogs' four grand final victories during the 1980s. He first played for NSW in 1986, progressing to the Test team for the series against NZ, and despite suffering a groin strain which kept him out of football for the rest of the year he was cleared to tour with the Kangaroos. Folkes played in only 6 matches on tour including the Second Test against France. His final Test appearance was against Great Britain in 1988 but it was in the week-to-week grind of premiership matches that he continued to prove himself. Folkes retired in 1990, then spending a season in England with Hull, but returned to C’bury as club conditioner and actually played part of the 1991 season as hooker. He then served a long apprenticeship as club conditioner and lower grade coach under Chris Anderson before taking over the first grade role following the Bulldogs’ 1997 Super League season. In his debut year Folkes took C’bury to the grand final with a series of desperate, last-minute wins in the 1998 semi-final series. Although ultimately beaten 38-12 by a champion Broncos team Folkes’ tenure with the Bulldogs marks him as one of the most hard-working coaches of the modern game. In 2002 he weathered the stripping of 37 competition points for salary cap infringements and allegations of player misconduct in 2003-04 to take the club to the grand final in 2004. The Bulldogs’ 16-13 win over the Roosters was a just reward for this stoic, quietly-determined coach. In 2005 the Bulldogs missed the play-offs after an injury-ridden season and after making the preliminary final in 2006, the 2007 season marks Folkes’ tenth straight season as coach of the club.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1986, 1988 5 2 -   - 8 5 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1986-1988 5 2 0   0 8 5 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1986 2 1 -   - 4 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1986 2 1 0   0 4 2 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1986-88 9 - -   - - 4 5 0 44.44% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1986 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW City 1988 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1986-1988 11 0 0   0 6 5 0 54.55% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1978 ? - -   - -  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1979 ? 3 -   - 9  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1980 22 3 -   - 9 17 5 0 77.27% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1981 20 6 -   - 18 7 13 0 35.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1982 24 9 -   - 27 12 9 3 50.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 28 7 -   - 28 19 9 0 67.86% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 24 3 -   - 12 19 5 0 79.17% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 20 4 -   - 16 13 5 2 65.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 17 4 -   - 16 12 4 1 70.59% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1987 17 - -   - - 9 8 0 52.94% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1988 25 6 -   - 24 19 6 0 76.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1989 18 1 -   - 4 9 7 2 50.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1991 10 1 -   - 4 6 3 1 60.00% Match list
Overall 1978-1991 ? 47 0   0 167 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1978-89, 1991 ? 47 -   - 167 ? ? ? ?  
Canterbury 1980-89, 1991 225 44 -   - 158 142 74 9 63.11% Match list
Overall 1978-1991 ? 47 0   0 167 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1980, 1983-86, 1988 18 1 -   - 4 14 4 0 77.78% Match list
Overall 1980-1988 18 1 0   0 4 14 4 0 77.78% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1978-89, 1991 ? 47 -   - 167 ? ? ? ?  
Canterbury 1980-1991 229 44 -   - 158 159 79 9 69.43% Match list
Overall 1978-1991 ? 47 0   0 167 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC Championship 1989/90 ? 2 -   - 8  
Overall 1989-1990 ? 2 0   0 8 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hull FC 1989-90 ? 2 -   - 8 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1989-1990 ? 2 0   0 8 ? ? ? ?  

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