HONOURING THE GREATS | Rogers Cup
Manly have it and the Sharks want it back.
The Steve Rogers Cup, a trophy named in honour of a Sharks immortal and one of the greatest players to represent the Cronulla club, has been housed at Brookvale for too long. Since 2012 to be exact.
Today the Sharks and Sea Eagles compete for the Steve Rogers Cup and what better time than now to bring it home as we build towards a finals assault.
If the Sharks didn't have incentive enough, with a victory ensuring a top four finish, hopefully the Rogers Cup adds that extra bit of spice to today's blockbuster clash at Remondis Stadium.
Steve Rogers was a giant of the game through the 1970's and into the '80's, playing in the 1973 Grand Final as a teenager. He would go on to represent NSW and Australia in what was an illustrious playing career, before going to become a rugby league administrator and one-time CEO of the Sharks.
His son Mat would play for the Sharks, then for Queensland and Australia, while grandson Jack last week made his debut in the Holden Cup Under-20's team, carrying on the Rogers legacy at Cronulla.
Steve's premature passing was a sad occasion, with the Steve Rogers Cup, played for each time traditional rivals the Sharks and Sea Eagles play, created in his memory.
Earlier this week the Sharks website produced a video highlighting some of the greatest captains to lead the Sharks during their 48-year history. Obviously Rogers rates highly amongst that celebrated group.
If you missed it earlier in the week, enjoy the Sharks TV video presentation of the Sharks very best skippers.