List of Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs players

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The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are a professional rugby league club in the National Rugby League (NRL), the premier rugby league football competition in Australia.

To date there have been 690 first-grade players to wear the blue and white of the Bulldogs.

Based in Belmore, a suburb of Sydney, the Bulldogs in 1935 were admitted to the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) competition, a predecessor of the current NRL competition.

Canterbury won their first premiership in just their fourth season (1938). At the time it made them the quickest club (barring the founding clubs) to win a premiership after admission to the competition, a record which was only recently beaten in 1999 by the Melbourne Storm. They won a second premiership in 1942 but then had to wait another 38 years before breaking through for a third title in 1980. During the 80s, the Bulldogs were a dominant force in the competition appearing in five Grand Finals, winning four of them. In the 90s they featured in the 1995 and 1998 Grand Finals, winning the former. Their most recent success was in 2004 when they beat the Sydney Roosters 16 - 13. The tryscorers were Hazem El Masri and Matt Utai, and the Clive Churchill Medal winner was Willie Mason.

Notable players[edit]

Australia

England

France

New Zealand

South Africa

Wales

First Grade Captains (since 1955)[edit]

First Grade Captains (since 1955)
Captain Career
Australia Ray Gartner 1955
Australia Col Geelan 1956-57
Australia Ray Gartner 1958-59
Australia Brian Davies 1959-61
Australia Ray Beavan 1962
Australia Ray Gartner 1962-64
Australia Les Johns 1964-65
Australia George Taylforth 1966
Australia Kevin Ryan 1967-69
Australia Ron Raper 1970-71
Australia Johnny Greaves 1971-72
Australia Geoff Conell 1973
Australia John McDonell 1974
Australia Tim Pickup 1975
Australia Bob McCarthy 1976-77
Australia George Peponis 1978-82
Australia Chris Anderson 1982-84
Australia Steve Mortimer 1984-88
Australia Peter Tunks 1988-89
Australia Terry Lamb 1990-95
Australia Simon Gillies 1996-98
Australia Darren Britt 1998-2001
Australia Steve Price 2002-04
Australia Andrew Ryan 2004–2011
Australia Michael Ennis 2012–2013
Australia Michael Ennis
Australia Frank Pritchard
(co-captains)
2014
England James Graham 2015

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