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Nrl Pays Tribute To Rogers



The National Rugby League is in mourning after the death of Cronulla General Manager and former Test legend Steve Rogers, who was 51 years old.

One of the greatest centres to have played Rugby League died of an apparent heart attack while returning to his Cronulla home from a morning jog.

Rogers exploded onto the scene with the Sharks in 1973 as a speedy centre with an uncanny ability to read the play, and was a member of the 1973 and 1978 losing Grand Final teams against Manly.

He was selected in the same year as his first Grand Final for the Kangaroos tour as one of the youngest representatives ever.

Rogers also toured with the Kangaroos in 1978 and again in 1982 (he captained the national team against France in 1981).

He was in the Blues first ever NSW State of Origin team.

NRL CEO David Gallop said that it was Rogers' passion that ensured he had a massive impact on the game as a player and administrator.

"Steve Rogers was a champion player who had gone on to become a talented and dedicated official," Gallop said.

"His drive to make Cronulla a success during his time at the helm was fired by the same passion that made him such a star of the game in the seventies and eighties.

"He combined a love for his club with a modern business approach to the game.

"We offer his wife Ingrid, Mat and all the Rogers family the sympathies of everyone in the game."

His son Mat went on to become a try scoring sensation for the Sharks and was a Kangaroo before switching codes and becoming a dual international with the Wallabies as an outstanding utility.

Steve was appointed General Manager of the Sharks in 1998 and in 2003 was inducted into the Sharks Immortals.

“In the very genuine sense Steve Rogers was one of the game’s all time great players,†Gallop said.

“He was a man who loved the game and loved his club.â€

Sportal Australia

really scarey that someone so fit and relatively young can die from a heart attack, very very sad
Originally posted by Jacko@Jan 4 2006, 08:34 AM
He has been sick for some time now...
I'm not sure but dont get Rogers and Chris Anderson confused now

Chris Anderson was Cronulla coach, and does have heart problems

anyways sad day for RL

RIP Rogers

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