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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and Cronulla Sutherland Sharks will play for the annual Steve Rogers Memorial Trophy on Sunday in round 10 of the Telstra Premiership.

Rogers was an Immortal of the Cronulla Sharks, having played 202 first grade games and led the Sharks in the 1978 grand final and grand final replay against Manly.

He 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 had been played for each time the teams met up until the end of the 2010 season.

The trophy was then only contested just once a season at the current holders’ home ground should both clubs be drawn to play each other twice.

However, Manly and Cronulla agreed in May 2016 to return to the original format of playing for the trophy each time the two clubs meet to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Steve's passing.

Manly has won 17 of the 21 premiership matches contested for the Steve Rogers Memorial Trophy (excluding trials)

The Manly versus Cronulla match kicks off at 4.05pm at PointsBet Stadium on Sunday.

Steve Rogers Memorial Trophy 

Premiership matches record: Played 21: Manly 17, Cronulla 4

2018, Rd 21: Manly 33 d Cronulla 32 

2017, Rd 16: Manly 35 d Cronulla 18

2016, Rd 3: Manly 22 d Cronulla 12, Rd 11: Cronulla 20 d Manly 12

2015, Rd 26: Manly 14 d Cronulla 12; Rd 17, Manly 28 d Cronulla 16.

2014, Rd 6: Manly 24 d Cronulla 4, Rd 15: Manly 26 d Cronulla 0

2013, Rd 6: Manly 25 d Cronulla 18; SF: Manly 24 d Cronulla 18

2012, Rd 3: Cronulla 17 d Manly 14

2011, Rd 5: 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, Rd 19: Manly 29 d Cronulla 22

2006, Rd 3: Manly 20 d Cronulla 18, Rd 16 Cronulla 15 d Manly 12


Acknowledgement of Country

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 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.

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