Wally Lewis

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Date of Birth December 1, 1959
Place of Birth Hawthorne, Australia
Age 60 years old
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Wally Lewis

Walter James Lewis AM is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1980s and 1990s. He became a commentator for television coverage of the sport. A highly decorated Australian national captain, Lewis is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever players of rugby league. His time as a player and coach was followed by a career as a sports presenter for the Nine Network. Nicknamed The King and also The Emperor of Lang Park, Lewis represented Queensland in thirty-one State of Origin games from 1980 to 1991, and was captain for thirty of them. He also represented Australia in thirty-three international matches from 1981 to 1991 and was national team captain from 1984 to 1989. Lewis is perhaps best known for his State of Origin performances, spearheading Queensland's dominance in that competition throughout the 1980s. He captained at State of Origin level 30 times, winning a record 8 man of the match awards.

About Wally Lewis

Nicknamed "The King" and "The Emperor of Lang Park," he was a five-eighths and lock; inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame in 1999.

Before Fame

He played on junior Queensland school teams growing up.

Achievement

He played on Australia's national rugby league team from 1981 to 1991.

Family Life

He raised three children: Lincoln, Jamie-Lee, and Mitchell.

Associations

He played alongside winger Michael O'Connor on the Australian national team.

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