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Former players from the Sharks and Dragons gathered with supporters of the Men of League Foundation at a function held at Sharkies today celebrating the upcoming local derby on Sunday.

With former Sharks utility Alan Wilson the MC on the day, Andrew Ettingshausen and Mitch Healey were joined on stage by ex-Dragons Mark Coyne and Nathan Brown as tales were told of days gone by, with past encounters between the two traditional rivals foremost amongst the topics discussed.

Also in the crowd were the likes of Sharks immortal Gavin Miller, NRL immortal Johnny Raper, former St George and Parramatta captain Steve Edge, Dragons legend ‘Lord’ Ted Goodwin as well as a long list of former Cronulla first grade players including Terry Hughes, John Maguire, Greg Nixon and Chris Quinn.

It was event enjoyed by all as much-needed funds were raised for the Men of League and the causes they support.

The function in the Aqua Room at Sharkies was organised by the Southern Sydney section of the Men of League.

Sharks TV was on hand to speak with some of those former legends of the Sharks and Dragons, to get their take on Sunday’s big game at Kogarah.

A package from the Men of League luncheon, including interviews with some of the rugby league celebrities in the room, is now playing on Sharks TV

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.