Determined to lead the Kangaroos onto the field in the end-of-season tour to Europe, Lockyer announced that he is considering prolonging his test career.
Lockyer remained tight-lipped about his plans as to whether or not he would retire from test footy, or if he would shelve those plans, as the man himself said that not even he knows if the Four Nations Final will be his last test match.
Having said that, Lockyer has said that if his body is still in top shape, and if he has the desire to continue playing test footy, then the decision will be an easy one for him.
“It (his Test and Origin retirement) is obviously getting closer, but my thought process at the moment is I’ll make myself available for rep footy next year, that’s the way I’m thinking,” Lockyer said.
“To be honest, I feel 10 times better than I did a few years ago, so the way I’m thinking, I will go around again next year.
“There’s other guys in this team in a similar position to me, a guy like Petero (Civoniceva) for example, so I’m not the only one who is potentially playing my last game (at Suncorp Stadium).
“The schedule next year is for the Anzac Test to be in Christchurch and then there’s the European tour.
“But I’m not getting carried away with all of that. I’ve still got a job to do with this team and this (the Four Nations final) is a real challenge for us.”