Darren Lockyer Autobiography

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Random House Australia, Sep 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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The updated edition of the Rugby League superstar's end-of-career autobiography.In 2011, NRL fans had the chance to share in a piece of rugby league history. The game's record books were re-written, some taken to heights unlikely to ever be matched. Darren Lockyer celebrated his 34th birthday in 2011. Of those 34 years, 17 have been spent putting his body through hell in perhaps the toughest football competition on the planet. Lockyer has, quite literally, spent half his lifetime in the NRL. Lockyer holds the all-time appearance record for club, state and country. It is a feat no less a judge than Wayne Bennett declared would never be equalled. The remarkable longevity of Lockyer's excellence has earned him the respect of fellow athletes around the world and the adoration of fans everywhere. But while undoubtedly one of the most recognisable athletes in Australia, Lockyer has largely maintained his privacy, rarely, if ever, allowing fans a look at the man behind the man. In this book Lockyer, for the first time, opens up on the people, places, incidents and events which have shaped the life and career of an Australian sporting icon. From his days growing up and working at the family-owned truck stop on the outskirts of the tiny Queensland town of Wandoan, to his arrival at the Broncos as a teenage sensation and subsequent ascension toward rugby league immortality the book will shed new light on some of the biggest names and stories of the past two decades. Contributions from Lockyer's family and friends, as well as legendary figures like Wayne Bennett, Wendell Sailor, Andrew Johns, Mal Meninga, Johnathan Thurston, Gorden Tallis, George Gregan, Ricky Stuart and Craig Bellamy gives this book a unique edge, with each providing readers a rare insight into their view on Lockyer the player, the leader and the man.

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Review: Darren Lockyer - Autobiography

User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

just affirms what I already know; the greatest player to ever lace up a boot, out and out champion on the field and a deadset gentleman off it. I doubt I will see better in my lifetime. Read full review

Review: Darren Lockyer - Autobiography

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

Like Shane Webke's book, this one is burdened by its politeness. I understand why they release these things as the players are retiring (sales of course!), but it means that, unless the player is ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Darren Lockyer is one of Rugby League's most famous and well regarded sons. He is the consummate professional, a true gentleman of the game, captaining teams at every level to the highest tiers of success, and as such, was one of the most respected men in the game. He won every accolade the game has to offer, including the Golden Boot for International Player of the Year - playing in two different positions. His retirement last year was the end of an era.

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