Hall of Fame
Details of Inductees in the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Hall of Fame.
Eddie Burns - Player No.16
A local junior who joined the club in the inaugural year went on to play 221 games (1935-50) for the club before then coaching the first grade side for three seasons (1960-62).
Burns was a mobile tough forward who had a reputation for his try scoring ability, mainly through his support play.
He scored 62 tries across 16 seasons, including four in one game against Newtown in 1942.
Les Johns - Player No. 284
Johns joined Canterbury in 1963 and played nine seasons (1963-71) in the blue and white as a fullback who also had the goal kicking duties.
He scored 14 tries, kicked 233 goals, 19 field goals and scored a total of 545 points during his time at Canterbury.
The brilliant number one played in the 1967 Grand Final, winning the Clive Churchill medal.
Les played 15 games for NSW from 1962 to 1969 and played 14 Tests for Australia from 1963 to 1969.
Les is considered to be Canterbury's greatest ever fullback after being named in the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions in 2004 and is ranked alongside Terry Lamb and Steve Mortimer as the club's greatest player.
On April 1 2007, he was inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions and on February 22 2008, Les was named in the 100 Greatest Players as part of the centenary year celebrations.
Dr George Peponis - Player No. 402
Peponis moved to Australia as an 18 month old and became entrenched in the Canterbury area.
He joined Canterbury in 1972 as a hooker and played 11 seasons (1972-82) as well as being captain of the club for five years that included the 1980 Premiership.
He captained Canterbury on 71 occasions between 1978 and 1982 and was named at hooker in the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions in 2004.
George played seven games for NSW from 1976 to 1980 and played for Australia in eight Tests from 1978 to 1980.
The premiership winning captain scored 27 tries from his 132 first grade appearances and is a member of the ‘Ring of Champions’
Steve Mortimer - Player No. 413
Mortimer, the brother of Peter and Chris held the halfback position at the club for 13 seasons (1976-88) making 272 appearances.
‘Turvey’ captained the club to the 1984 and 1985 Premierships and was also a member of the 1980 and 1988 victories. He claimed the Clive Churchill Medal in the 1985 premiership win over St George.
He played 15 games for NSW between 1977 and 1985, leading NSW to their first State of Origin series win in 1985. The brilliant number seven played eight Tests for Australia and was a member of the 1982 Kangaroos.
Steve is considered to be the best halfback to play for Canterbury after being named in the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions in 2004.
On April 1 2007, he was inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions and on February 22 2008, Steve was named in the 100 Greatest Players as part of the centenary year celebrations.
A Life Member of the Football Club and in 2019, he was inducted into the NSWRL Hall of Fame.
Terry Lamb - Player No. 477
A local junior from the Chester Hill Hornets, Lamb was the five-eighth of the club for 13 seasons making 262 appearances, with 121 of those as captain.
A member of the 1984, 1988 and 1995 premiership winning teams, captaining the 95 team to victory over the Manly Sea Eagles.
In 1993, Terry became the first Canterbury player to score 100 first grade tries and finished his career at the Bulldogs with 123 tries, 375 goals, 37 field goals and 1279 points.
‘Baa’ was named captain and five-eighth of the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions and is ranked alongside Steve Mortimer and Les Johns as the club's greatest player.
Inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions and was named in the 100 Greatest Players as part of the centenary year celebrations.
Lamb played eight games for NSW from 1981 to 1989, seven Tests for Australia from 1986 to 1988 and played in every game of the 1986 Kangaroo tour.
He collected the Dally M five-eighth of the year six times during his time at Canterbury and claimed the Rothmans Medal in 1984.