Former Shark Steve Kneen was a hard man from a tough era of rugby league, with his ‘take no prisoners’ approach earning him a reputation amongst players, fans and the judiciary chairmen of his day.
Kneen was as tough as teak, but also a footballer of quality, confirmed by his selection for the Kangaroo Tour of the UK in 1978 where he played six matches while abroad.
For the Sharks he played 87 games over seven seasons, including the 1978 Grand Final and the subsequent midweek replay, a match where the Manly side was too good for the injury and suspension depleted Cronulla line up.
Tonight Kneen joins the crew of Newman, Sam and Rob on episode two of SharkCastTV at 7.00pm on Channel 67, a video podcast discussing all things Sharks in what is an entertaining 30-minute show for avid Sharks fans.
The boys will talk about days gone by with Kneen, including the famous photo of him standing over Dragon Pat Jarvis who lay prone on the Kogarah Oval turf.
In the estimation of Sharks fans and officials, and we will find out from Kneen himself on SharkCastTV tonight, the rangy Cronulla forward was often targeted for his aggressive style, however Rugby League Week at the time weighed in with their opinion of the tackle on Jarvis.
"Every photo tells a story... but not necessarily an accurate one. This photo of Cronulla's second-rower Steve Kneen suggests he's just 'king-hit' St George's Pat Jarvis. Far from it, however. Kneen's tackle that put Jarvis out of the match was legal and above board, even though it shook the Kogarah grandstand with its ferocity."
Also on SharkCastTV tonight Newman, Sam and Rob will look back at the Cowboys game, preview the local derby, while providing all the up-to-date Sharks news.
Tune in to SharkCastTV, tonight, Thursday, Channel 67 on the Sharks website from 7.00pm.
CLICK HERE to view SharkCastTV, episode 2.