Former Rugby League player and Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes has died, aged 59.
The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs confirmed the sad news in a statement on Tuesday.
“The club is shocked and saddened at the news of the passing of Bulldogs legend Steve Folkes,” Bulldogs Chief executive Andrew Hill said.
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“Steve played such a major part in the history of the Bulldogs, both as a player and coach, and was without doubt one of the giants of the club.
“Steve symbolised everything that the Bulldogs stand for and was respected throughout the game for his toughness and determination.
“He never took a backward step and was loved by the fans for his courage and commitment to the club.”
Vale Steve Folkes
— NRL Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) February 27, 2018
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg also paid his respects to the League legend.