Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Locky Fears Failure, Not Coach

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Locky Fears Failure, Not Coach

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NRL: Fear of losing, rather than trepidation going up against mentor Wayne Bennett, will drive Brisbane captain Darren Lockyer in Saturday night's semi-final against St George Illawarra.

In a classic sudden-death showdown, the two men whose careers were for so long intertwined find themselves on opposite sides Co Lockyer leading his youthful team on to Suncorp Stadium for the final time and Bennett up in the coach's box plotting his downfall.

But as he approaches the end of his glittering playing career, Lockyer admits fear of failure remains a constant.

C[pounds sterling]Every time I go to a game I always have that fear of losing or a sense of failure,C[yen] Lockyer said yesterday. C[pounds sterling]You always have that fear of losing but you always have that confidence of winning.

C[pounds sterling]You never want to come off the field thinking you could have done more or given more.C[yen]

While he accepts his NRL career could be over as soon as Saturday, Lockyer was wary of letting emotion detract from his preparation. …

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