The Men of League Foundation held a luncheon in the Aqua Room on Friday May 28 where former players from the Sharks and Dragons gathered with supporters of the Foundation. Former Sharks first grade player Alan Wilson took on the duties of Master of Ceremonies as the luncheon celebrated and previewed the upcoming local derby match.
Wilson would later interview Sharks legends Andrew Ettingshausen and Mitch Healey, with the pair joined on stage by ex-Dragons Mark Coyne and Nathan Brown.
Tales of days gone by and of past encounters between the two traditional rivals were told, with the stories of the former league legends, as well as the two-course meal and beverages enjoyed by all in the audience.
Also in the crowd were the likes of Sharks immortal Gavin Miller, NRL immortal Johnny Raper, former St George and Parramatta captain Steve Edge, Dragons legend ‘Lord’ Ted Goodwin as well as a long list of former Cronulla first grade players including Terry Hughes, John Maguire, Greg Nixon and Chris Quinn.
It was event which raised much-needed funds for the Men of League Foundation and the causes they support.
Sharks TV spoke with some of those former legends of the Sharks and Dragons, to get their take on Sunday’s big game at Kogarah. A package from the Men of League luncheon, including interviews with some of the rugby league celebrities in the room, can be viewed here.