Issac Luke shapes as a real dangerman.
Issac Luke shapes as a real dangerman.

Warriors get their man as Luke accepts new deal

VETERAN hooker Issac Luke has reportedly signed a one-year deal to stay at the Warriors in 2019.

The NZ Herald is reporting the 31-year-old has accepted a heavily reduced offer to remain in Auckland after negotiations with Newcastle broke down.

It's believed Newcastle's interest went cold after news Luke required shoulder surgery and will be sidelined until March.

The Warriors first tabled their offer to Luke in July, but he was seeking a longer-term deal with rival clubs.

In three years at the club Luke had his best season at the Warriors to date, helping them to their first finals appearance in seven years and reclaiming his Test jersey in June.

In 23 games he scored six tries, 10 line-breaks and 44 tackle-busts.

The new deal will give him the opportunity to get back to his best and show rival clubs what he can do in hopes of finding a new contract in Australia beyond 2019.



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