Belmore Memories: John Greaves
Bulldogs TV sat down with Club great John Greaves to chat about his time with at Canterbury and his memories of Belmore. John Greaves played 28 games for St George between 1962 and 1963 mainly on the wing. In 1964 he joined Canterbury and after being injured in the pre-season, he played first grade in the second half of the season, making his debut against his former club St George on the wing. In 1965, John became a regular member of the first grade team playing at centre. He managed to remain a regular member of the first grade team for the next seven seasons. In 1966, John played for NSW and Australia. He played seven games for NSW between 1966 and 1968 along with eight Tests for Australia between 1966 and 1968. He was apart of the 1967-68 Kangaroos and played in the 1968 World Cup. In 1967, John played in the Grand Final against South Sydney. After missing the 1969 season due to injury, he returned in 1970 to secure his first grade position and played in the Semi-Final against St George. In 1971, John was made captain midway through the season and continued on as captain in 1972. He captained the first grade side on 34 occasions between 1971 and 1972. In 1973, John joined the Campbelltown club to become captain-coach and played for Country with Mick Cronin as his centre partner. John retired from the game at the end of the 1975 season and in 2004, he was named in the Berries to Bulldogs 70 Year Team of Champions at centre. On April 1 2007, he was inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions. FIRST GRADE STATS - 112 First Grade games - 38 tries - 27 goals - 168 points CLUB GRADE STATS - 122 Grade Games - 9 years (1964-1972) - 122 games - 40 tries - 32 goals - 1 field goal - 186 points The Back to Belmore game against South Sydney Rabbitohs will be played on February 9. Tickets available at Pro Ticket.