MORE PLEASE: Luke Lewis is hungry to add to his two premiership wins.
MORE PLEASE: Luke Lewis is hungry to add to his two premiership wins. CRAIG GOLDING

Milestone man Lewis hungry for more premierships

AFTER a stellar career that includes two NRL premierships, Sharks veteran backrower Luke Lewis wants more.

He won a title with Penrith in 2003 and again last year in Cronulla's maiden title.

Lewis, who is almost 34, also has two NSW State of Origin series triumphs and two Four Nations trophies for the Kangaroos.

"I really believe if we can put our head down and focus on what we can do well at Cronulla, we can definitely get to the end of the season in that big game," Lewis said.

"You never know what can happen from there. I don't want to be greedy, but I want to keep pushing forward and trying to win as many premierships as I can before I retire."

Lewis, who plays his 300th game on Friday against South Sydney at Shark Park, said his new one-year contract extension may not be his last.

"This year I was always planning on just seeing how the body felt and when I got to round 12, make a decision from there," Lewis said.

"I feel amazing at the moment, so I've done one year and if I get halfway through next year and I'm feeling amazing, I'll go from there and maybe kick on.

"But if I'm not, I'm not going to drag it on. I don't want to drag any club on, I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing for myself and the club, so they can make the right decision."

Lewis credited his longevity to the Sharks' medical staff as well as his current teammates for pushing his body to the limits since his arrival from Penrith in 2013.

But he said it was only fitting he brought up his triple-century milestone in this week's Women in League round, given his mother, sister, wife and daughter played key roles in his career.

His mother Sharon, sister Krysti and wife Sonia helped him overcome a thyroid cancer scare in 2012.

"I remember when I got told about my thyroid cancer, I probably wouldn't get peak fitness and all that stuff so I started to freak out," he said.

"Would I get to play footy again? Would I always be able to play at the top of my game?

"The only disappointing thing I found was that I didn't get to finish off that season with Penrith and play the few games.

"I had to miss the rest of the year."

News Corp Australia


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