Peter Frilingos

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Peter Frilingos (1944–2004) was a sports journalist and commentator, best known for his work as a rugby league writer. He was affectionately known as Chippy because of his Greek background.

Peter was also a member of the Continuous Call Team on radio station 2GB and a regular on Foxtel's 'Main Game'. He died at work from a heart attack, aged 59.[1]

Peter started his career at The Daily Mirror as a copyboy in February 1962 and wrote his first rugby league article in 1964. He became chief rugby league writer and when the paper merged with The Daily Telegraph in the early 1990s, he continued in that role with the merged newspaper.

His wife was Maureen and his children are Matt, Anna and Alison. Matt Frilingos is also a journalist.

He has an award named after him in the NRL Dally M Medal, called the Peter Frilingos Memorial Award.


Influential pressman dies at his desk By Peter FitzSimons 4 May 2004 Sydney Morning Herald

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