Peter Peters

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Peter Peters
Personal information
Full namePanoutas Peterides
Born (1947-06-10) 10 June 1947 (age 72)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
PositionSecond-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968 Parramatta 11 1 28 1 61
1969–74 Manly-Warringah 73 14 19 0 80
Total 84 15 47 1 141
Source: [1][2]

Peter Peters is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer, commentator and journalist.

Playing career[edit]

He was a first grade player for Parramatta (1967–68) and Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles from 1969 to 1974, playing in the 1973 premiership winning team. He played five seasons with Manly between 1969-1974 and played over 70 grade games.[3]

Post playing[edit]

Later he became a rugby league journalist in Fairfax newspapers and 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'[4] and 'Hollywood and Zorba'.[5] Peters was nicknamed 'Zorba' for his Greek ancestry.[6] He was also a panelist on television programme Controversy Corner, hosted by Rex Mossop in the late 1970s.[5]

He later became Media Manager at Manly.[6][7]

Late in the 2011 NRL season, Peters was stood down by the Manly-Warringah club over a sexist comment made to a female journalist.[8] He was later returned to the Manly Leagues Club board in 2012.

Peters is well known for his dislike of former NRL side and arch rival North Sydney. In 2018, NSW coach Brad Fittler suggested that Manly-Warringah and Norths should once again merge to form a super club. Peters responded to Fittler's comments by saying "On the way in I saw a couple of flying pigs, and then I checked my diary to see if it was April Fools Day, Never going to happen. It will never happen, not the North Sydney Bears. They want to buy everyone. Gold Coast? Missed out. Brisbane team? Missed out. Perth team? Missed out. Now Manly. They've failed every time".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ Yesterday's Hero
  3. ^ "Official Player Numbers". Parramatta Eels.
  4. ^ Christopher, Peter (26 September 1992). "Decibel Duo splits after Grand Final". The Sun-Herald. Australia: Fairfax Media. p. 3. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  5. ^ a b The 2KY Team - 2KY Australia 1017 (Racing Radio)
  6. ^ a b peters
  7. ^ ABC Sport - Rugby League - 'Shattered' Kennedy's career in the balance
  8. ^ AAP (1 September 2011). "Peters stood down by Sea Eagles". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Manly Sea Eagles and North Sydney Bears must merge into a 'behemoth' club, says Brad Fittler". Sporting News.

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