Prop 1969 - 1974.
Originally named Panoutas
Peterides, but affectionally known as
"Zorba", Peter Peters was a professional
journalist who was also a top grade rugby league
player. He went to school with Bob Fulton in the
Wollongong area before joining Parramatta from
Goulburn in the late 1960s.
He joined Fulton at Manly in
1969 where he played 61 games scoring 14 tries and 19
goals (80 points). Zorba was a fine all round
footballer (no pun intended). A tough defender,
talented ball player and handy goal kicker. He played
in the rugged 1973 Grand Final win over Cronulla in
which Zorba and Igor (Terry Randall) "tackled
themselves to a frazzle".
Peter retired in 1974 to
concentrate on his journalistic career. In the early
1980s he linked with controversial referee Greg
Hartley at Radio 2GB. "Zorba and Hollywood"
the "Decibel Duo" for some time dominated
the airwaves with their distinctive call of the game.