Photo by Colin Whelan copyright © nrlphotos.com :       Manly celebrate the try to Jamie Lyon with Sharks Feki and (bottom) Gardner less happy                        NRL Rugby League, Round 15 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at Cronulla, Saturday June 21st 2014

The memory of one of the game’s greatest centres in Steve Rogers will be honoured at Brookvale Oval this Sunday, July 5.

The Round 17 Telstra Premiership match between Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks sees both clubs not only competing for the two vital competition points, but also the Steve Rogers Memorial Trophy.

Rogers was an Immortal of the Cronulla Sharks, having played 202 first grade games.

He also represented NSW 21 times and Australia 24 times. Rogers had many good friends at the Sea Eagles in Bob Fulton, Max Krilich and Paul McCabe through the Kangaroos tours.

The Steve Rogers Memorial Trophy was first played in March 2006 and is now contested just once a season at the current holders’ home ground should both clubs be drawn to play each other twice. It used to be played for each time the teams met up until the end of the 2010 season.

The Sea Eagles currently hold the trophy. Manly Warringah have won the trophy 9 times compared to Cronulla’s 3.

Game History

2014: Manly 26 d Cronulla 0

2013: Cronulla 25 d Manly 18

2012: Cronulla 17 d Manly 14

2011: Manly 19 d Cronulla 13

2010: Rd 5 Manly 40 d Cronulla 12, Rd 19 Manly 48 d Cronulla 18

2009: Rd 19 Manly 32 d Cronulla 26, Rd 25 Manly 18 d Cronulla 16

2008: Rd 1 Cronulla 16 d Manly 10, Rd 18 Manly 34 d Cronulla 6

2007: NRL Trial: Manly 29 d Cronulla 22, Rd 19 Manly 29 d Cronulla 22

2006: Rd 3 Manly 20 d Cronulla 18, Rd 15 Cronulla 15 d Manly 12