BY STAFF WRITERS
The Canterbury Bulldogs haven’t had much to cheer about in 2019 but you can never question their ticker. The Doggies are fighting and nothing gets them up more than a clash with the old enemy Parramatta.
Earlier in the year we inducted three Parramatta legends to coincide with a local derby against the Panthers. Today, we induct two Bulldogs legends ahead of their Thursday night showdown against the Eels.
And they don’t get much bigger at Belmore than these two names: Peter ‘Bullfrog’ Moore and Terry Lamb.
The late Peter Moore ran the Bulldogs as CEO for almost three decades. If Canterbury is the ‘family club’, Moore is its father. The Doggies appeared in nine grand finals under his watch, winning five. Amazingly, in his 26 years in charge, Canterbury qualified for the finals 20 times.
Moore’s legacy can not be disputed.
There is only two eras at Canterbury… the era before Peter Moore and all their successes since.
There is only one other player at Canterbury that could quite possibly surpass Terry Lamb and that is Steve Mortimer. Even then, many will argue in Lamb’s favour.
Lamb played 262 games for the Bulldogs, “The Back-up Man” scored 164 tries in total (including his time at Western Suburbs) and is regarded as the best support player in the premiership’s history.
An Australian and New South Wales representative, Lamb won several premierships with Canterbury, capping his career in 1995 as skipper of an unlikely grand final win against Manly.