Steve Rodgers established himself as a Sharks legend by committing to the club for over a decade between 1973 and 1985.

On this day in NRL history, the prince of centres Steve Rogers has his jaw broken by Mark Bugden, seven players are sent off in one game and popular Dragon Nathan Brown is forced to call it a day at just 27.

1968

Referee Laurie Bruyeres sends off seven players in an ill-tempered pre-season clash between Balmain and Manly at Brookvale Oval.

1984

Sharks 2016 premiership hooker Michael Ennis born on this day.

Former Shark Michael Ennis.
Former Shark Michael Ennis.

1985   

Cronulla legend Steve Rogers has his jaw smashed in a tackle by Canterbury's Mark Bugden. Rogers later instigates civil action against Bugden.

1986   

Parramatta christen their new home ground, Parramatta Stadium, with a stunning 36-6 defeat of St George.

1992   

The NSWRL withholds $50,000 prizemoney from Western Suburbs resulting from heavily publicised breaches of discipline following the Magpies' Tooheys Challenge match in Wellington. The club had already fined the players $36,000.

2001   

St George Illawarra co-captain Nathan Brown is forced to announce his retirement after an examination reveals a congenital spinal defect.

2004

South Sydney recruit Terry Hill announces his retirement after experiencing ongoing problems with a knee injury. Melbourne fullback Robbie Ross also retires from the game, citing a bulging disk.

This article contains information from the official records of NRL historian David Middleton