Team of the Half Century: Luke Lewis

The Clive Churchill Medallist has played for Australia, represented NSW and after a stellar Grand Final performance in helping the Sharks claim the 2016 NRL title, Luke Lewis now has two Premiership rings to show for his efforts.

One of the leading players of the modern era, once a gangly winger, Lewis has evolved into one of the best backrowers in the game, not only emphasised by his performance at ANZ Stadium in October but by the contribution he has made to the Sharks since joining the club in 2013.

Since his club debut three years ago Lewis has played 76 games for the Sharks and when coupled to his 208 matches for the Panthers, included amongst those a Grand Final win back in 2003, health and fitness permitting he should reach the magic 300-game mark sometime in 2017.

His representative record also reads impressively, with Lewis having played 16 Tests for Australia and 17 games for NSW in Origin football.

Supremely fit and strong, with size, speed and skill, Lewis is the complete package and certainly wouldn’t look out of place in the Sharks Team of the Half Century.