SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 21: Luke Lewis of the Sharks celebrates after his 300th NRL match during the round 20 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Southern Cross Group Stadium on July 21, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Cronulla Sharks forward Luke Lewis will bring down the curtain on his decorated career after announcing he will retire from the game at the end of the 2018 season.

A member of the illustrious 300-game club, Lewis has represented his State and Country, while also winning two Premierships, including winning the Clive Churchill Medal as the Man of the Match during the Sharks 2016 Premiership.

“It’s been an awesome 18 years and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ll retire with great memories,” Lewis said on the club website.

“My family and friends have obviously given me great support over the years, I’ve made long-time and what will be life-long friendships, with people in and around the game but also outside of footy. And I also want to give a massive thanks to the fans.

“I’ve had fantastic support, not just at the Sharks, not only when I was at the Panthers, but from rugby league fans in general, people who have always supported and stuck by me. I couldn’t have got to where I am now without them.

“Growing up in the area and playing for Penrith was a huge thrill for me and I’m thankful for the years I spent at the Panthers and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come to the Sharks six years ago.

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“Playing in a Grand Final at the Sharks and to win the first premiership in the club’s history, the mates I’ve made while I’ve been here, it’s something I’ll hold close for the rest of my life.”


  1. Good luck to Louie. Never left anything on the field. When he retires he can always get a gig as an Orc on Lord of the Rings!

  2. Well done on a great career. Always gave 110%. Another piece of the puzzle has now been solved for the sharks aging pack. Gal is expected to call it quits this year as well which leaves a couple of spots free for the likes of Sorenson and Capewell to stake a claim. With Bukuya & Graham to add experience there’ll be some very handy back row options in a pretty decent pack.

  3. What a wonderful footballer, an even better bloke that is respected by so many.

    Luke Lewis you are a star at all levels.

  4. au revoir Lewie – you are one of those players who is universally liked and respected by all fans and players. A wonderful career where you have ticked off every aspiration a player could have – Club, State, Country, 2 x premierships, Clive Churchill medallist and to top it off has played very position on the park except hooker and prop.
    Not bad for a skinny winger from Doonie 🙂

  5. Sad to see you go Lewy. Could have went another season or two. Absolute legend & all round goodguy. Hopefully, Sharks can give you a few more good memories to come.

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