Jacqueline Lewis Wiki – Jacqueline Lewis Biography
Jacqueline Lewis is the wife of Wally Lewis. He is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1980s and 1990s. He became a commentator for television coverage of the sport. A highly decorated Australian national captain, Lewis is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever players of rugby league. His time as a player and coach was followed by a career as a sports presenter for the Nine Network.
Nicknamed The King and also The Emperor of Lang Park, Lewis represented Queensland in thirty-one State of Origin games from 1980 to 1991, and was captain for thirty of them. He also represented Australia in thirty-three international matches from 1981 to 1991 and was national team captain from 1984 to 1989. Lewis is perhaps best known for his State of Origin performances, spearheading Queensland’s dominance in that competition throughout the 1980s. He captained at State of Origin level 30 times, winning a record 8 man of the match awards.
Lewis attended Brisbane State High School during the 1970s. In 1977 while still in high school, Lewis also played representative rugby union as a Centre, touring Europe and Japan with the Australian schoolboys team alongside the likes of Tony Melrose, Michael O’Connor, and all three Ella brothers Mark, Glen and Gary, all of whom went on to represent The Wallabies, while O’Connor would become a dual international when he played alongside Lewis for the Kangaroos.
The 1977 Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union tour of Great Britain would see the first of three times Lewis would make undefeated tours of Britain with Australian national teams.
According to Lincoln Lewis, Wally and his brother are butchers by trade.
Jacqueline Lewis Age
Jacqueline Lewis’s age is unknown.
Jacqueline Lewis & Wally Lewis
Lewis was married to Jacqueline for 36 years, and together they have three children – two sons – Mitchell, Lincoln, and a daughter, Jamie-Lee. Jackie began watching rugby league at the age of 5 when her grandparents would take her to see her uncle play for the Cannon Hill Stars, which was the first club the young Wally Lewis played for, though the couple didn’t meet until years later when both were adults.
Wally Lewis moves on from wife of 36 years with New woman
Rugby league immortal Wally Lewis has confirmed the end of his 36-year marriage to wife Jacqui. The Queensland Origin legend revealed the split in a statement released by Channel 9, where he works as a sports presenter.
“Wally and Jacqui Lewis separated last year after 36 years of marriage. It has been a difficult time for everyone in the family and they are still working through the details of the separation,” the statement read.
Lewis, 61, who shares three children — Mitchell, Lincoln and Jamie-Lee — with Jacqui, admitted the separation had taken a heavy toll on his family. He is now in a new relationship.
“This is a deeply personal matter that we do not want to discuss publicly, but I want to acknowledge the pain and upset my family has gone through since Jacqui and I separated last year. I hope over time we can rebuild our ties and move on with life,” Lewis said.
“I will confirm I am now in another relationship and only ask for the media to respect our privacy.”
While he didn’t directly reference his parents’ split, Lincoln did take to Instagram on Tuesday and posted an emotional message about friendship.
“When you have a friend who checks on you and wants nothing but the best for you without motives … keep them close, such souls are rare,” the post read.
He added a caption: “Try to be like this as much as I can but wanna show some appreciation … lucky to have such amazing ppl in my life.”