A favourite son in the eyes of Cronulla Sharks fans since joining the club, veteran back-rower Luke Lewis has extended his stay with the Shire-based club for a further season.
In his fifth season with the Sharks and his 17th overall, Lewis will reach the 300-game milestone later this year.
Playing consistently and showing that he still has a yard of pace in recent games, Lewis is pleased to have his future sorted and settled for next season.
“It’s good to know I’ll get to wear the blue, black and white jersey for another 12 months. I’m very excited about the next two years,” Lewis said.
I’m very excited about the next two years,” Lewis said.
As any player gets older, their playing career becomes dependent on how the body feels and he feels like his can go around for another year.
“The body feels good, I’m enjoying my footy at the moment, which is the most important thing and I enjoy the boys we’ve got here,” continued Lewis.
The nucleus of the group is here again next year as well, which made my decision very easy.”
Despite his age, Lewis is one of the first picked by Sharks coach Shane Flanagan for his conduct and good form.
“Nobody looks at birth certificates or passports before they run out onto the field and while obviously one of the older players in our club Luke has also been one of our best performed again this year,” Flanagan said. “
Add to that the experience he brings to the group, the example he sets for the young players in the way he trains, he hardly ever misses a training session and I’ve got no doubt he will be an asset to our team again next season.”