Bob Fulton Biography – Bob Fulton Wiki
Bob Fulton (born Robert Fulton) was an Australian rugby league footballer, coach and commentator. He represented Australia in 35 Tests as a player and on 40 occasions as a coach. He represented NSW on 17 occasions and played 213 premiership games for Manly and 50 for the Roosters. He coached the Sea Eagles in 305 games and the Roosters 100 times. He was one of the first four players to be granted Immortal status in 1981 – along with Clive Churchill, John Raper and Reg Gasnier.
Born in England and raised in Wollongong, Fulton joined Manly as an 18-year-old and in 11 years with the Sea Eagles never played anything other than first grade. In 1967, he was chosen as captain of City against Country in a selection trial for that year’s Kangaroo tour, but was outpointed by Country pivot Tony Branson and missed out on selection. However, he was included in Australia’s World Cup squad during the following season, and went on to play 35 Tests and World Cup matches for Australia.
Fulton won premierships with Manly in 1972, 1973 (when his two tries paved the way for victory over Cronulla) and 1976, when he captained the Sea Eagles to victory in his final game for the club. He then accepted a rich offer to join Easts, played two years there, and then turned to coaching, steering Manly to premiership titles in 1987 and 1996, and coaching Australia from 1989 to 1998.
Bob Fulton Age
Bob was born on 1 December 1947, in Stockton Heath, Warrington, England. He died on 23 May 2021, aged 73.
Bob Fulton Wife
Bob Fulton was married to his wife Anne Fulton until the time of his death.
Bob Fulton Children
Bob Fulton and wife Anne Fulton had two sons and a daughter – Scott Fulton, Brett Fulton and Kristie Fulton.
Bob Fulton Family
He is survived by wife Anne Fulton, sons Scott Fulton, Brett Fulton and daughter Kristie Fulton.
Bob Fulton Death
Bob Fulton passed away on 23 May 2021, at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer. His long-time mate and radio colleague Ray Hadley announced Fulton’s passing on 2GB on 23 May 2021.
“It is with great regret and sadness that I report Bob Fulton has passed away just a short time ago after a battle with cancer that was kept very private. He was surrounded by Anne and his children and dear friend Royce Ayliffe when he went,” Hadley said.
“He was first diagnosed some time ago and obviously those close to him knew of it and myself and Peter Peters were advised by Bob at the time. Sometime during that later part of last year he was given weeks to live. He fought and fought and fought. One of the things he promised me he’d do he came to my wedding on the 27th of March even though he was not in the best of health. I received a message from Anne four days ago that things were not looking too good and that he’d be in contact with me shortly. That never occurred because he’s passed away this morning in hospital.”
The Roosters issued a statement: “The Sydney Roosters are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Bob Fulton. Fulton, Rooster #675, played 56 games for the Club between 1977-1979, winning the pre-season and mid-week cup in the Red, White and Blue in 1978 while taking over as captain-coach in 1979 before his retirement.
“Fulton also took up a full-time coaching role at the Club from 1980-1982, taking the Roosters to the 1980 Grand Final. One of Rugby League’s inaugural Immortals, Fulton leaves a legacy as one of the greatest players and coaches in the code’s history. The Sydney Roosters extend their heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Bob Fulton at this sad time.”
Bob Fulton Cause of Death
Bob Fulton’s cause of death was cancer.
Bob Fulton Health – Bob Fulton Illness
What type of cancer did Bob Fulton have? The type of cancer he had was not revealed. He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2020. In late 2020, he was given weeks to live. He passed away on 23 May 2021 after a battle with cancer.
Bob Fulton Net Worth
Bob Fulton’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million.