Peter Peters

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Peter Peters
Personal information
Full name Panoutas Peterides
Nickname Zorba
Born Australia
Playing information
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968 Parramatta Eels 11 1 28 1 61
1969–1974 Manly-Warringah 73 14 19 0 80
Total 84 15 47 1 141
Source: Yesterday's Hero

Peter Peters (b. Panoutas Peterides) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer, commentator and journalist.

He was a first grade player for Parramatta Eels (1967–68) and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles from 1969 to 1974, playing in the 1972 and 1973 premiership winning teams, Later he became a football commentator on radio station 2GB before moving to 2KY, forming a partnership with former referee Greg Hartley, which became popularly known as the 'Decibel Duo'[1] and 'Hollywood and Zorba'.[2] Peters was nicknamed 'Zorba' for his Greek ancestry.[3] He was also a panelist on tevelision programme Controversy Corner, hosted by Rex Mossop in the late 1970s.[2]

He later became Media Manager at Manly.[3][4]

Late in the 2011 NRL season Peters was stood down by the Manly-Warringah club over a sexist comment made to a female journalist.[5]

Controversy[edit]

Peters has been involved in many controversial incidents throughout his career, most notable cases are the remarks he makes on radio. Delmege the ownder of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles came under a random attack by Peter's in 2011 accusing him on radio last weekend of being "un-Manly over a backflip on the future of CEO Grant Mayer. Newer on air controversies include the mocking of NRL player Josh McCrone stating he plays like a Crohns disease patient. Not only was this comment of great insult to those who suffer Crohns disease but it caused fury on internet forums and subsequently pressure has risen for Peter's to step down from his broadcasting role on Sportal Australia.

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