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Ask any player, from any club, and they'll all say the same thing - Perhaps there's no tougher place to play at than Brookvale Oval.

Given the first-up assessment of tackling the Sea Eagles at Brookie, in Round 1 of 2008, the Sharks won in a gutsy fashion to claim the Steve Rogers Cup in front of the Manly faithful.

Then-Sharks winger Luke Covell spoke to in the lead up to this coming Monday's match against Manly, in saying that regardless of form, the Sea Eagles always find a way to lift with the backing of a home crowd.

"I think it's been the mentalitly (of travelling sides) over the years, playing at Brookvale ... it's always been known as a boggy and slow track," Covell said.

"A lot of players are probably not accustomed to playing or training on that type of ground.

"Perhaps though its their (Manly's) mentality, that under no circumstances do they want to lose in front of their fans. That's why it's always tough."

Having captained the Club on occasions in his time as a Shark, Covell now holds the honour as some of, if not the, proudest moments in his 153-game career.

"I hold it now as one of my greatest achievements in my career," he said.

"I probably didn't realise how much of an honour it was until after I retired."

Sharks fans can catch the full interview with Luke Covell, who will feature on tonight's episode of the SharkCast.

The episode can be seen HERE, and will play in the lead up to tonight's NRL match showcasing the Cowboys and Roosters from Townsville. 

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