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Luke Lewis - Episode 112

December 18, 2018

 

My special guest is Luke Lewis. Luke is a legend of the NRL with his distinguished career spanning 18 years, 324 first grade games, two premierships in 2003 for the Penrith Panthers and 2016 for the Cronulla Sharks. He represented NSW in 17 Origins and also played 16 tests for Australia.

 

 

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TIME STAMPS & TOPICS

 

3:26 – Welcome Luke Lewis

4:25 – Struggles & the hidden injury in took into the last few years

8:00 – Plan for his body in retirement

8:53 – Retirement and getting through the season

10:35 – What he will miss most

10:45 – His two quotes & the many coincidences in his life and career

13:45 – The vivid dream that delivered him to the Sharks

15:18 – Tim Sheens & nearly going to the Tigers

16:38 – Growing up in Western Sydney & his biggest love of the area

18:25 – His friendship with Matt McConnell

21:30 – His ability to hit a hole

24:00 – His mother Sharon

26:35 – The drive to become a Rugby League professional

30:50 – Dealing with the Domestic abuse of his mother

33:45 – Significance of his step father Gary coming into his life

35:30 – Mentoring from Brad Izzard & training Christmas day

40:00 – Podcast he listens to

40:55 – His uncanny relationships with Michael Ennis

43:50 – Leadership

46:30 – That Sattler moment in the 2003 Grand Final

48:26 – Achieving early success in his career

51:46 – The greatest try that never was

53:05 – Playing Origin with his idol Freddy Fittler

55:26 – Matt Elliott & moving into the forwards

58:04 – Getting stuck into meditation

59:46 – Penrith & biggest thing he learnt leaving

1:01:17 – His mindset towards beating Cancer

1:02:44 – The comeback from his treatment

1:06:15 – Losing Flanno during the ASADA year

1:07:25 – 2016 Grand Final

1:12:12 – Coach who made him think most about life

1:13:50 – Key to building good relationships

1:14:51- How he convinced his wife Sonia to date him

1:16:55 – His favourite & least favourite ground to play on

1:18:27 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

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