But I am facing another, perhaps greater, challenge: keeping my jaw in place. By the 22nd minute, Bucknall and I are now officially at war. I feel his fist make contact with my face. In the 31st minute, he runs to the line and is hit in a textbook front on tackle by Macca, who drives him forcefully into the ground. John Sattler, with his jaw broken, is chaired from the field after Souths’ 1970 grand final win. Would I rewrite history and erase the moment I broke my jaw? My vision slowly begins to sharpen. I feel a split, smack bang in the middle of my lower gumline. When Sattler got hit in the head by John Buckmall he suddenly said “Never show those opposition pr*cks that you are hurt”. ‘‘Far from it. I work back to the middle of my mouth. I believed he would get the ball, and moved in to tackle him. In 1967 he was appointed Souths captain and he inspired Souths to premiership wins in the four seasons of 1967, 1968, 1970 and 1971. The truth is that Souths were only out to get Bucknall because he had assaulted me. One of the best examples of great courage in the 1970's was that of renowned South Sydney tough man, Johnny Sattler. Find the perfect John Sattler stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. 11, my front-row rival. Souths were also out to get me and I got hit hard three times. Whatever just happened, my knees cannot withstand it. He attended Marist Brothers High School in Maitland., New South Wales, Sattler began playing rugby league at the late age of 16 for Kurri Kurri and represented Newcastle against the touring British side in 1962. A new $2 billion plan has been unveiled to keep the country’s remaining refineries running and require them to hold more fuel supply in Australia. I know this won’t be one of my finest performances, but I am determined at least to hold my own. Source: News Corp Australia The Sattlers opted to hand the jumper over to a memorabilia company in 2000 to be framed – only for it to mysteriously disappear. Only an idiot would play the remaining 77 minutes of the Grand Final nursing a jaw broken in three places. Bucknall loses his balance and drops to his knees. I was just protecting my captain Fred Jones. His name is John Bucknall. The incident was the making of me, they say, given the manner in which I have since been glorified for playing 77 minutes with a broken jaw. Like a crime-scene detective, I begin piecing together the sequence of events. I see the anger in my old mate’s eyes. Manly could not send me into hiding. Words: South Sydney Rabbitohs On this day in 1970, Rabbitohs Captain, John Sattler, continued play after sustaining a serious jaw … As Bucknall trudges off, I manage a wry smile. I see one man running back into the line. Bucknall doesn’t even survive until half time. Have I forgiven him? Bucknall screams and reaches for his lower back. He charges out of the line and we collide heavily. I lift my hand to the side of my face. His could play at lock forward but played his best football and enjoyed his premiership & national representative success as a Prop forward. What do I do? Don't have an account? At half time Souths were leading 12–6 when his team mates learnt about his injury. An acclamation, a celebration, a contemplation and an incantation. Being injured during the 1970 Grand Final, he was not selected as captain for the Australian touring side announced later that night for the World Cup in England. John Sattler has a legendary status in the game for his role in the 1970 grand final when he played with a broken jaw to help Souths to victory over Manly. Through the haze, I make out a maroon object. Burgess is having a … This is agony. But no man worked the Saturday that John Sattler Broke his jaw. Now I saw it clearly: Manly received a tap in their half. I look up and scan the Manly formation for a potential suspect. From the pawn shop to the butchers was a sea of red and green. Two, maintaining pressure on my jaw. ZORBA: TOOVEY HAS EARNT RIGHT TO STAND UP TO BOARD THE roar I hear is replaced by silence. One former Manly player tried to set up a meeting between the pair of us to call a truce, but I wanted nothing to do with it. I was just doing my job. Still, I’ve got no hard feelings.’’. His effort was reminiscent of Souths legend John Sattler who played 70 minutes with a broken jaw to lead the Rabbitohs to the 1970 title. "He got hit without looking," Tallis said. Saturday mornin' on the Botany road was mean and it was lean. No, I wouldn’t. Right side? I drop it cold. Sattler was sent off fifteen times during his career and served a total of 30 weeks of suspensions. Seeing my bravery etched in black ink makes. Sixty seconds later, at the next scrum, Lancashire stops play and calls us out. Approximately ten minutes into the game Sattler collapsed after being punched by Manly forward John Bucknall. In one game South Sydney and Manly player Les Davidson played with a detached retina . He also told the side, "the next bloke who tries to cut me out of the play is in trouble," to prevent his team mates trying to protect him from further injury. We never spoke. "I saw it happen first hand," said McCarthy. He’s bullying me, making me look weak again, and the crowd roars. Gary Stevens, our hard-as-nails back-rower, charges in and crunches him with full force. I’ve never been a quitter, and a cheap shot from John Bucknall isn’t about to make me one. In my mind, I convince myself I have survived the worst; that the Sea Eagles can only break my jaw so many times. [3][4], In 2010 he was named as captain of Kurri Rugby League Club's team of the century. A gush of blood spews onto my jumper. He missed my sly kick to Bucknall’s melon, but the touch judges saw our post-scrum skirmish. Both. In that moment, I plot revenge. By afternoon each bar was packed behind every hotel door. He was helped up and continued to play in the game. I agree with Lurch, all the while planning to defy him. He is not guilty of a brain explosion but the victim of South Sydney gang warfare. Reluctantly, Clive relents. I say nothing. Four minutes later, I miss a simple tackle while attempting to go around the bootlaces. Cooper Cronk with a broken shoulder. That 1970 September day, Sattler played most of the grand final at the SCG with a jaw broken courtesy of a punch from Manly prop John Bucknall. Curiosity gets the better of me and I lower my bottom lip, allowing just enough space for my index finger to probe the walls of my mouth. I think I feel blood coming from my mouth. I prepared to make my way back into the defensive line when Bucknall hit me with a brutal swinging forearm. ‘‘From here on in, you get out of the road. The ball is on my side of the field. John is a former professional and national representative rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. Sam Burgess with a broken cheekbone in the first hit-up of the 2014 Grand Final. Time has healed my wounds, in all senses. My jaw drops. He eventually rises but, like me, he is now under siege. No. Pain in my head? ‘‘Jesus Christ, Satts!’’ Mike says, his confusion replaced by horror. Some nights I had nightmares — probably of John Bucknall bashing me — and I would wake to find the wiring had been ripped apart. He is the Manly forward who floored me with a vicious right hook that has left me with this shattered jaw. Register, Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. He later went to hospital to receive treatment but only after receiving the Giltinan Shield and making an acceptance speech. The time convalescing afforded me the opportunity to watch a replay of the moment Bucknall rearranged my face. I have to run, I have to test my jaw. In the premiership decider of 1970 South Sydney were up against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 19 September. I am standing in the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground. Milliseconds later, Morgan joins in to wrap me up. At one point I instinctively suck in some air, and my jaw collapses. I do a quick cognitive test. I then scan the match statistics and my satisfaction levels soar. My biggest test comes 11 minutes from time. ‘‘You two, cool it,’’ Lancashire says in a short tone. Sattler’s jaw was broken in three places after a big hit from Sea Eagles prop John Bucknall in the third minute. I made it. I open my mouth. By nature, I am one to let bygones be bygones, and I don’t see the sense in holding grudges. My name is John Sattler. ‘‘What do you mean?’’ Mike says, confused. Check out some of the greatest moments from Australian rugby league grand final history. In the fifth minute of the match, Sattler was unexpectedly punched by Manly prop John Bucknall, the force so great it broke his jaw in three places. It is a draining process. But he is remembered for his physical and mental toughness rather than his poor disciplinary record. I don’t need a second invitation. In an agonising daze, Sattler … He is best-known for his performance in the 1970 grand final against Manly, captaining the Rabbitohs to the premiership despite suffering a broken jaw in the early stages of the game. It feels fat, swollen. Three minutes later, he makes another hit-up close to the Manly line. He suffered a double fracture to his jaw but pleaded to team mate Mike Cleary, "Hold me up so they don't know I'm hurt". My mind races. Sale $300 Regular price $350 Quantity. My jaw flops again. Who is he? Pain on the left side? Cop that. I feel like a six-year-old who has just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. The following year he moved to Sydney and joined the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The pain throbs constantly, at times overwhelming me, but I find myself running on adrenalin. We have done it again — premiers three times in four seasons, exorcising the demons of 1969. Image of Carlin Anderson’s broken jaw. Now I’m in real agony, and I want the game to end. Bucknall groans, then rises to his feet, furious. He didn’t get it, so I eased up as we collided. To join the conversation, please On This Day: Sattler Plays With Broken Jaw. What the hell just happened? Sattler entered grand final folklore when he battled on for 77 minutes of the victory over Manly with a jaw that swung like a broken gate, and there's no doubt those who watched Burgess defy the pain to conquer the Bulldogs will long remember it as equally a courageous effort. He crunches me again, this time with a legitimate bone-jarring front-on tackle. But I can barely stand, let alone celebrate. My knees buckled, then Bucknall jolted my jaw again as he manhandled me, before I staggered back into the defensive line. I have won the battle, and now Souths are going to win this war. One day some 40 years later I bumped into Ron Willey, Manly’s coach in 1970, and he opened up. I have never felt pain like this in my life. I still feel pain, excruciating pain. Seventy-seven minutes with a broken jaw. Satts, South's Captain, refused to leave the field in the 1970 Grand Final against Manly at the Sydney Cricket Ground after his … One of the most courageous efforts at the SCG was John Sattler's performance in the 1970 grand final between South Sydney and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. That moment typifies our mateship at Souths. Who else should be there to greet me but two big forwards, John Morgan and John Bucknall. He knows my mantra, South Sydney’s mantra — never show those opposition pricks you are hurt. John Sattler playing with a broken Jaw in the 1970 Grand Final. For the next 77 minutes, my focus must be on two things: one, winning a Grand Final. “I told Bucknall to get out there and get you off the field,’’ he revealed. I’m tempted to take a wild swing and boot Bucknall so hard that I knock the bastard into next week. ON THE BACK page of The Sunday Mirror is a photo of me being chaired off the SCG by Macca, with the blazing headline ‘BROKEN JAW HERO’. John Sattler was chaired from the field with a broken jaw after Souths defeated Manly in the 1970 grand final. Having lost the previous Grand Final to the Balmain Tigers, Souths were desperate to win. Worse, it could cost us the Grand Final, a scenario I cannot swallow after our self-inflicted implosion against the Tigers just 12 months ago. Bucknall manages to play the ball, then slumps to the turf, shaking his head and clutching his shoulder. Push, clench, hold. The siren sounds. I look at the clock — just six minutes gone. Some people might even argue that Bucknall did me a favour, in a strange way. HEAD KNOCKS AND WORK. We are playing Manly-Warringah in the 1970 NSW Rugby League Grand Final. It collapses. There were some attempts to smooth the waters between Bucknall and me. Even the TAB was empty the day John Sattler broke his jaw. Inside I scream: Help me … help me. I can see Manly is in possession. I wouldn’t wish that broken jaw on my worst enemy … not even John Bucknall. I move lower, towards the gums. He only managed to play in four tests for Australia, captaining his nation in three out of those four games. His son Scott Sattler was also a professional rugby league footballer and won a national premiership with the Penrith Panthers in 2003. ‘‘Get off the field. Instinct takes hold. ‘‘You can’t miss a tackle like that. On the left side of my jaw I feel a hole that should not be there. Souths captain John Sattlers jaw was shattered in a cowardly blow by Manlys John Bucknall in the 1970 Rugby League Grand Final. Within 60 seconds, I question the wisdom of my decision. We prepare for a scrum. The stats are proof I am no pea-heart. Where am I? I remembered the blur of colour. While impressed with Burgess's courage, Piggins pointed to John Sattler who played almost the entire 1970 grand final with a broken jaw. He also discovered a split in the middle of the lower gum line. After 195 games with South Sydney, and four premiership victories, John Sattler signed for Brisbane Western Suburbs in 1973. ‘‘Right, listen here,’’ Lurch says, pointing at me. John Sattler was born in 1942 at Telarah New South Wales, and moved to Kurri Kurri with his family when he was 12 years old. He was a victim of his own actions. THE COACH walks into the shower area. I push and clench again. John Sattler. I feel my lower jaw collapse like a deck of cards. 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