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Former Shark Luke Lewis opens up about “a lot of bad days and weeks”

Former NRL Player Luke Lewis has opened up about the domestic violence he witnessed towards his mother, and the lack of relationship with his estranged father while growing up.

Speaking with Clinton Maynard, the former Shark’s Premiership player and 2016 Clive Churchill medallist explained that there “were a lot of bad days and weeks for a couple of years there”. He struggled attending sleepovers with friends, never wanting to leave his mother at home alone.

Lewis also went on to explain that the reason he left the Penrith Panthers back in 2012 was due to salary cap issues. After being approached by Gus Gould to say that there wasn’t enough room in the salary cap for every play, Lewis decided he “was making the right decision based on the club and the players that were there… they would probably be around a lot longer than I would be around”.

Hear the full interview with Luke Lewis, including his time at the Cronulla Sharks and battle with cancer below.

 

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