SHARKS legend Mat Rogers is set to make a shock comeback to Cronulla in the Auckland Nines next February – 16 years after last playing for the club.
Dual international Rogers, who turned 40 earlier this year, is a Sharks great.
His dad Steve was arguably the club’s best ever outside back and Mat was Cronulla ballboy before carving out a fine career with the club.
He played over 100 games between 1995 and 2001, scoring over 1000 points, before switching to rugby and then returning to league with the Gold Coast in 2007, retiring in 2011.
But Rogers has kept himself in tip-top condition and will be the latest in a line of celebrity former greats to turn out in the Nines next February.
Brad Fittler started the trend in the inaugural Nines and was a huge hit and other players have followed suit.
Rogers has a high profile off the field – he is married to TV personality Chloe Maxwell and has appeared on the show Dancing with the Stars.