Exclusive interview with John Sattler
Catch the interview on BigPond Sport TV, Tuesday, 10 March, between 12:00 and 14:00
Rabbitohs legend John Sattler is our guest for the next episode in our ongoing series of sports profiles.
Sattler's enthusiasm for league did not surface until he was 16. Six years later he was captain of the premiership-winning Souths team and a member of the Kangaroo tourists.
Sattler captained the Rabbitohs to four titles in five years from 1967, in what became the great club's last period of dominance and is best known for his heroics in playing the last 75 minutes of the 1970 Grand Final with a busted jaw.
In the game's centenary year, Sattler was named as one of rugby league's greatest 100 players. It's an honour the South faithful expected as he is still revered around Redfern.
In our interview Sattler revisits his past, admitting that he "hid in the showers" in order to get back on the pitch the day his jaw was broken, and that he was "proud", but "surprised" to be named among the game's greats.
Sattler remains a passionate Rabbit whose finger is still on the pulse.
Hear what Sattler has to say on the 2009 team, his joy at having Gorden Tallis on the coaching staff and his opinions of the state of the modern game.
If you love your league, join BigPond Sport's Russell Barwick & Matthew Rodwell on Tuesday, 10 March between midday and 2pm, as they talk to one of rugby league's living legends.
Keep it here for more exclusive interviews with the stars of the game.