Luke Lewis Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by Panther_Daz, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Panther_Daz

    Panther_Daz Moderator Staff Member

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    This bloke deserves his own thread. My predicition is that he will retire with the most tries and games for Penrith.

    Believe it or not he is only just 26!
     
  2. abpanther

    abpanther Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah he is awesome, amazing how young he is, seems like he's been around forever...
     
  3. Doomednow

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    I'm adding to this thread because I'm a huge appreciator. I was so happy when he decided not to go to souths after all.

    One of our greats, easily.
     
  4. gUt

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    Very good player.
     
  5. murraymob

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    By the time he retires could well be our greatest player ever.
     
  6. Fibroman

    Fibroman First Grade

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    I've been saying this for some time now. Best lock forward in the NRL and Penrith's best lock of all time.
     
  7. Panther_Daz

    Panther_Daz Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree MM.

    People go on about Thurston, Lockyer, Smith, Slater, Inglis etc. IMO Lewis is in the same quality.
     
  8. umina panther

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    shh shut up dont say it people might actually watch him and notice it
     
  9. murraymob

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    luke is under contract long term so it does not matter who notices
     
  10. Devilous

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    Thank bloody hell he didn't go to Souths in the end there....
     
  11. Fibroman

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    and to think that mini bus had him playing half back a couple of years ago?
     
  12. The Mack

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    Keep him at lock for the rest of his career and he will be the best player in Panthers history.

    His transformation over the past couple of seasons have been outstanding.
     
  13. Munky

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    Those games at halfback IMO are responsible for him becoming the player he is today as are the year spents on the wing.

    His timing with the ball thse days is pure class, always throws the ball at the perfect time.

    Defences don't know how to react when he has the ball. He is strong, fast and has a great step. Any bad read is punished with a try or line break.

    His time spent at winger means we can bomb the fullback all day and know that we are more than a 50/50 chance of getting a result with Coote and Lewis coming through.
     
  14. Panther_Daz

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    Totally agree with the post above. Lewis simply can do pretty much everything in Rugby League. Not many others can claim to have the same skills.
     
  15. Fibroman

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    The NSW selectors don't share the same opinion otherwise he would have been in the starting lineup for origin 1.
     
  16. maple_69

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    Yeah based on that selectors consider him at best the 7th best backrower in the game. It's a stigma he's retained from being such a versatile player.
    Its an odd theory though because I think he's quite ineffective as an impact/utility. Just that as a starting player he can cover every position bar prop with aplomb. Should be NSW lock and captain long term. He has 5 years left in him and has already done everything in the game.
     
  17. Dave Q

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    When he pulled out of the bunnies deal ( we all know the real reason), I was in tears. They streamed down my face as I passed the Sunnyholt rd M7 turnoff as I knew how gifted he was. And hes the sort of guy you dont mind supporting despite of his change of heart. Hes an absolute gamebreaking freak. The thinking persons footballer. Anyone who doesnt like him needs a good kick to the head.
     
  18. Doomednow

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    Phenomenal game. I wish out captain had his heart
     
  20. Pantha-Boy

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    We meet again Tonearm..
     

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