From hero to legend: Darren Lockyer
Darren Lockyer, right from the beginning of his career, has always impressed. Making his debut for the Broncos in 1995 against the Parramatta Eels, Lockyer secured the club’s Rookie of the Year award before making fullback his permanent position in 1996.
Lockyer made his representative debut in 1997 when he played for both the Queensland and Australian Super League sides, before debuting for the Maroons and Kangaroos the following season.
Since making his representative debut, Lockyer has played for both his state and country in every season bar 2007 when injury prevented him playing State of Origin.
At the Broncos, Lockyer won premierships at fullback in 1997 (Super League), 1998 and 2000, and then captained his side to the 2006 Grand Final victory where he played five-eighth.
Over his career, Lockyer has won every available piece of silverware he has been eligible for, and has twice been voted the world's best player (once at fullback, once at five-eighth).
As a player Lockyer also holds a series of rugby league records including most Premiership matches, most Origin matches and the most Tests.
Queensland State of Origin - 36 (1998 - 2007, 2009 - 2011)
Queensland Super League - 2 (1997)
Australia - 55 (1998 - 2011)
Australia Super League - 4 (1997)
NRL All Stars - 2 (2010 - 2011)