4 Jan 2011

Lockyer set to rewrite record books

9:18 am on 4 January 2011

The Australian rugby league captain Darren Lockyer is poised to rewrite records for most Test, Origin and NRL appearances after declaring himself available for a full schedule in 2011.

Yesterday at the Broncos' first post-Christmas training session the 33 year old Lockyer beat all his younger teammates in a gruelling 1200m fitness test before declaring himself available for representative duty.

He is just one short of Kiwi legend Ruben Wiki's world test record of 55 games and one shy of Allan Langer's milestone of 34 Origins.

Also Lockyer is 16 shy of the 349 first grade games played by both Terry Lamb and Steve Menzies.

Then there is the lure of leading Queensland to a sixth straight Origin series win.