10 August 2023

Region Riverina vs Wagga Kangaroos enforcer Luke Ingram

| Glenn Pallister
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Luke Ingram runs the ball up for the Wagga Kangaroos

Luke Ingram runs the ball up for the Wagga Kangaroos. Photo: Kangaroos RLFC.

The Wagga Kangaroos boosted their forward power this season with an old favourite returning to the fold. Having spent a season at the Kangaroos under coach Simon Woodford in 2021 after his first couple of seasons in Group 9 at Albury, Luke Ingram went up to play in the Queensland Cup with Mackay, playing five games for the Cutters in the Queensland Cup this season (The Cutters are a feeder club for NRL team the North Queensland Cowboys).

He and teammate and Bombala buddy Tyler Jones also coach the Kanagroos Under 16 side … the young blokes love them.

Luke is currently doing his building apprenticeship and likes to relax with a bath and sauna, and by doing a bit of fishing and hunting.

READ ALSO Region Riverina vs the Kangaroos’ Tyler Jones

Where are you from and where did you first start playing footy?
I’m from Bombala and started playing footy there. (Bombala is a town in the Monaro region of southeastern NSW.)

Best footy memory?
Winning the first-grade comp for my hometown Bombala.

Favourite player as a kid and why?
Former Rabbitoh, Queensland and Australian legend Greg Inglis – just the energy he brought to the game; I can’t go past him.

Favourite childhood meal you can remember?
Any meal my dad made!

Wagga Kangaroos enforcer Luke Ingram.

Wagga Kangaroos enforcer Luke Ingram. Photo: Kangaroos RLFC.

Favourite ground to play on and why?
Bombala home ground is a ripper – just the atmosphere the place has when the whole town gets there to watch the game – outstanding!

Why should young kids take up rugby league?
It becomes a second home, the feeling you get out there in the trenches with your mates when you get the win. Also, you can go anywhere with rugby league – travel the world if you want.

READ ALSO Region Riverina vs Group 9’s Braydon Sharrock (Wagga Kangaroos)

Do you have a celebrity lookalike?

What annoys you?
Braydo (Brayden Sharrock – one of Luke’s fellow front-rowers at the Kangaroos – the boys have some healthy banter regularly).

Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t do anything half-arsed.

On a car trip from the region to Sydney who would you not want in the passenger seat?

Any person (dead or alive) you would want in the passenger seat?
Theo Von (Theodor Capitani von Kurnatowski is an American stand-up comedian, podcaster, television personality, and actor. He is the host of the This Past Weekend podcast and former co-host of The King and the Sting podcast).

Down to your last $20 – what would you spend it on?
Four-pack of Mother (energy drinks that he and Tyler Jones consume at an amazing rate at any time of the day).

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