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Canterbury Bulldogs premiership-winning coach Steven Folkes.

Almost 24 hours after his passing, social media tributes were still flowing after the loss of Canterbury Bulldogs great Steve Folkes as former players from the Bulldogs 2004 premiership winning side as well as other staffers and players remembered the influential Bulldogs figure.  

The likes of Steve Price, Hazem El Masri, Braith Anasta and other Bulldogs players from the 2004 premiership-winning side made all paid tribute, all of whom spoke highly of their now former coach.

"I played most of my career with Steve as my coach and what he taught me was the true Bulldogs, never give up attitude," said El-Masri. 

A much-loved and much-revered player and coach, the sheer magnitude of the tributes coming his way are a testament to the player, coach and man that he was. 

Steve Mortimer, a fellow club legend who played alongside Folkes for many years, was devastated at the news of Folkes passing. 

"Shocked and saddened at the news. Folksy was a good man and one of our Bulldogs greats. He always played above his weight. My thoughts are with his family at this time."

Paul Langmack, a former team-mate of Steve Folkes, spoke highly of him on Players Voice. 

He may have only been small, but he had great technique. And he was fearless. He’d set his feet and drive into the bloke carrying the ball, aiming around the ribs or straight across the chest.

Paul Langmack on

Very saddened by the sudden loss of Bulldogs great Steve Folkes. I played most of my career with Steve as my coach and...

Posted by Hazem El Masri on Tuesday, 27 February 2018

So saddened to hear this..... Words cannot express how I felt when Crackers called this afternoon. Stunned absolutely...

Posted by Gavin Hill on Monday, 26 February 2018

Sad day today with the death of Steve Folkes...Steve was a very professional athlete...from rugby league player,...

Posted by Graham Eadie on Tuesday, 27 February 2018
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