by Luke Lewis
|Page Extent:||256 pages|
|Book Size:||180 x 235 mm (Height x Width x Depth)|
Luke Lewis is the quintessential rugby league success story. A Western Sydney kid, born in 1983 into a single parent family in a housing commission home in
Doonside all Lewis wanted to be was a professional rugby league player.
Leaving school at age 16, he turned a modest contract with the Panthers into a 300-game, 18-year career that garnered him two premiership rings, a NSW State of Origin jersey and Australian Test selection.
In ‘Cool Hand Luke Lewis’, Luke tells this story in his own words – winning a premiership with the Panthers in 2003; playing for NSW alongside his childhood hero Brad Fittler in 2004; representing Australia in 2009; his painful decision to leave the Panthers and play for the Sharks in 2013; and the integral part he played in securing Cronulla’s 2016 grand final win. Along the way, Luke had the support of his devoted family and the friendship of many teammates to see him through to the end of his career.
With a foreword by Prime Minister Scott Morrison (the Federal Member for the Cronulla Shire) and key breakout interviews with Luke’s mother Sharon, wife Sonia, coaches Royce Simmons, Tim Sheens and Shane Flanagan, media men Andrew Voss and Darryl Brohman, and extensive statistics from Fox Sports Ian Collis, ‘Cool Hand Luke Lewis’ is the ideal book for any fan of the game.