During his year career he set appearance records for his club, state and country, and also set additional all-time records for most National Rugby League appearances, most State of Origin appearances, most games as captain and most tries for the Australian national team. Retrieved 22 June By this time, Lockyer’s playing style in attack was already being likened to that of a five-eighth. Retrieved 2 July Archived from the original on 12 May Captain Australian Kangaroos — He had been named in the preliminary man squad to represent Queensland in the opening match of the State of Origin series ,  and was subsequently picked to play.
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Retrieved 7 October He talks to paid employees and also talks to a farmer that are also making large amount of money from CSG Mining.
His father, David, played Australian rules football for ten years in Brisbane with Morningside  and introduced Darren to the game at four years of age. Lockyer was Queensland’s fullback in all three games of their successful State of Origin series.
In AugustLockyer was named in the preliminary man Kangaroos squad for the World Cup  and in October he was selected in the final man Australia squad. Wayne Bennett felt betrayed by the Broncos. It was played out in the media and was quite a circus there for a while. Lockyer’s try -scoring and goal-kicking ability made him the top point-scorer of the Brisbane Broncos seasonand he went on to play in the club’s Super League Grand Final lockger team that year, kicking five goals from six attempts in the 26—8 win over the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in front of loxkyer ground record crowd of 58, at the Broncos’ home ground, the ANZ Stadium.
Retrieved 1 September Retrieved 30 March It was Queensland’s first outright lockydr victory since and also stopped New South Wales from achieving their 4th consecutive Origin series win. Retrieved 13 November There were also rumours that Johnathan Thurston would be chosen as the Queensland five-eighth, with Scott Prince at halfback.
This has resulted in his unusually husky-sounding voice, which could be corrected with surgery that Lockyer has so far declined to undergo. Sign up Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. However, experienced commentators continued questioning Lockyer’s value as a five-eighth during representative matches. In the week leading rarren to the final, Lockyer was named the Golden Boot Award -winner for international player of the year for the second time.
He was named the Brisbane Broncos season ‘s best player. Herald and Weekly Times. Lockyer then lpckyer Queensland at five-eighth in all three games of lockkyer unsuccessful State of Origin series.
Retrieved 8 January Archived from the original on 25 December Australia squad — Rugby League Tri Nations. Lockyer was an Australian international and Queensland State representative captain, who played his entire professional career with oockyer Brisbane Broncos.
University of Queensland Press. Lockyer made a line in the last minute of the first half and set up plays on the right edge for his Broncos teammates.
After an ankle injury to Lockyer’s halves partner Peter Wallace in that match, the Broncos were knocked out by eventual premiers Melbourne in the grand final qualifier and in it was found that the Melbourne storm were cheating the salary cap at this time.
Archived from the original on 8 October Archived from the original on 14 May Lockyer incaptained Queensland to their record-breaking fifth straight series win. The world’s greatest fullback is now the world’s greatest five-eighth. It is done now and we all have to move on. Lockyer played most of the ARL season from the interchange bench.
Retrieved 2 July varren At the end of the NRL seasonthe retirement of Australian national skipper, Gorden Tallisfrom representative football meant that the Kangaroos lofkyer was handed to Lockyer shortly before the Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France.
He will be their safety ambassador and also to gain support for a mining operations called Coal Seam gas or CSG. Lockyer ended his career captaining the Australian national team to victory in the Four Nations.