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Chris Lewis on his journey so far

Chris Lewis fronted media via Zoom today and we had some technical difficulties... made for a funny but hardly watchable video, so here's a summary.

"Stringing a few games together is tough when you play for Melbourne," Lewis said, when asked about his season so far.

"It's a very strong (forward) pack and the outside backs go alright too so it's tough to get a game.

"It's good to get out there and contribute to a win."

He added (in jest):

"I'll be looking for a contract upgrade now - playing at five-eighth I assume I'll get a few million for the next deal and I'll retire after that."

The 28 year old has had his fair share of injuries over the journey.

"I played for the Dragons Under 20s (SG Ball) side and I had a few injuries there, I did my ACL and had a shoulder reco," he said.

"After that I played local footy in Wollongong for a couple of years and during that time I did my other ACL, my ankle and had a couple of surgeries."

Despite being offered a full time contract at the Dragons in 2017, he struggled to crack the top grade.

"I wasn't getting a run there, so I quit and started teaching on the Sunshine Coast," he said.

"After a strong season with the Sunshine Coast Falcons I landed a development contract with Melbourne and I was elevated to the top 30 squad in 2021. At 28. A bit of comedy."

On keeping his spot at five-eighth:

"I might battle when the Queensland and Australian five-eighth comes back," he said.

"I did literally keep the jersey though - that's mine forever now."

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