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Bulldogs TV caught up with ring of Champions member John Greaves to find out what he is up to these days and talk about his time at the Bulldogs.

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 Chapions at centre.

On April 1 2007, he was inducted into the Bulldogs Ring of Champions.

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