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Darren Lockyer - Autobiography [Paperback]

Darren Lockyer , Dan Koch
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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10 May 2013
In 2011, NRL fans will have the chance to share in a piece of rugby league history. The game's record books will be re-written, some taken to heights unlikely to ever be matched. Darren Lockyer will celebrate his 34th birthday this year. 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. By season's end Lockyer is set to hold 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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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Australia; Reprint edition (10 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1742753094
  • ISBN-13: 978-1742753096
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 11 May 2014
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An interesting read about an intelligent and hard working professional sportsman who is a role model to younger players. I would recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good value product 30 Sep 2013
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Would use this site again - very good value and quick delivery

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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars well deserved! 5 Aug 2013
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brilliant book, must read for any rugby league fans. condition of book was described as good but actually it was in mint condition. Service and delivery was excellent and fast. a great buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 25 Feb 2013
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As one of the all time Rugby League greats, this is a must for modern day fans. The comments from mentors/coaches/fellow players show how high a regard Lockyer is held. A fantastic book, probably best autobiography I have read.
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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  6 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Fan 28 May 2014
By Danith Ham - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a big fan of Darren, so I loved the book. And it was great to get insight into his career and the broncos. Truly recommend if your either a Bronco or Darren fan.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 1 Jan 2013
By Jarred Ward - Published on Amazon.com
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Such a great read and insight into the game from one its best, thanks locky for letting us into your world.
4.0 out of 5 stars Locky started with ozzy rules 8 Sep 2012
By tonybolony - Published on Amazon.com
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Good read, he learnt ozzy rules as a kid, it shows in his tactics & kicking ability, Locky is very dedicated to the game & now his new life with his family, a real champion bloke
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 22 Feb 2012
By Stephen30 - Published on Amazon.com
Really good read, man is a total legend. Really honest and interesting. One not to be missed for any league fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars Introducing Mr Lockyer 2 Sep 2011
By mrhappi - Published on Amazon.com
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I rare insight into the man behind Darren Lockyer. Even as a long term supporter of the Broncs I've never really warmed to Locky. Probably due to the obvious straight laced persona that is 'always on' for the public. As I finish the book Darren has one more NRL home game remaining and now that I know the bloke better, I'm really going to miss him!

Love the book and how they've weaved in the commentary by others who know him best.
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