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Lewis's future to be sorted shortly

Veteran back-rower Luke Lewis has told he wants to play on in 2018 and hopes to have his future sorted in the next two weeks.  

The 33-year-old has been in sensational form for the Sharks this season with two long-range tries in the past fortnight showing he still has what it takes to match it with the game's modern-day stars. 

Currently in his 17th NRL season, the two-time premiership winner has shown no signs of slowing down and revealed several clubs had made offers for his services for next season.  

"I definitely want to play on next year," he told following Cronulla's 44-12 win over the Roosters on Saturday. 

"My body feels really good at the moment, I'm enjoying my footy, I love being around the guys and I love the team banter so I don't want to lose that. My body feels amazing at the moment so I've got to listen to the body and it's telling me to play on.  

"There's been no progression, but to be honest there have been a few teams that have sent me contracts. 

"I haven't made a decision yet because I want to purely concentrate on the Sharks for the time being. We've got the bye next week so hopefully I can sit back and have a good chat with my wife and make a few decisions. Fingers crossed something can come of it in the next fortnight or so."

If his recent performances are anything to go by, a move back to centre could be on the cards after the veteran wound back the clock with a pair of long-range intercept tries in as many weeks; an incredible effort for a man who is a couple of games shy of 300 NRL appearances. 

Lewis defied Father Time in Round 16 when he plucked a Daly Cherry-Evans pass and raced 80 metres against the Sea Eagles and then backed it up with a 90-metre dash against the Roosters on Saturday with an almost identical play. 

"I think the last time I took an intercept was back in SG Ball so it's been a long time," he joked. 

"It was the last tackle and I thought Mitchell Pearce was going to get the ball so I thought I'd try to get up and put a bit of pressure on him to hopefully force him not to put in too good a kick for Daniel Tupou. 

"When I got there, I was a metre or two away and thought 'hang on, the ball is still in the air. I might be able to get it'. I got lucky and caught it and I was really lucky there was a big screen in front of me so I didn't have to turn my head and look back at who was chasing me. 

"I felt alright after the first 50 [metres] but then I got to the 50 and I was starting to run on the treadmill. I saw Latrell Mitchell getting closer and closer but luckily the legs just got me there."

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