Worksite to Waratahs: Matt Lucas’ crazy 12 months

After being released by the Waratahs at the end of 2014, Matt Lucas returned to the Intrust Shute Shield looking to fall in love with the game again. In just over 12 months, he led Manly to the a grand final, had a stint in Italy, picked up a Waratahs contract and rediscovered his passion for the game.  So mate, you picked up a Waratahs contract on the back of a strong Intrust Shute Shield season with Manly. Talk us through the last few months. Yeah it’s been an interesting few months. I briefly headed back home to Brisbane (after being released by the Waratahs) at the end of 2014 and then got the opportunity to come back down to Manly and I picked up some work and it just went from there. Really, 2015 was one of the most enjoyable seasons of rugby I’ve ever had. I wasn't involved with a Super Rugby side throughout 2015 so it really made me appreciate why I played rugby and I really began to enjoy it again. Not that I wasn’t enjoying it before, but I probably lost some of th
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