Rabbitohs Kiwi hooker re-signs with the club

Issac Luke

Regarded as one of their best players and forming a crucial part of their spine, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have moved quickly and re-signed international hooker Issac Luke on a new 3-year deal.

The deal will run until the end of 2017 and it will see Luke become a 10-year player with the club, having made his debut in 2007.

Knowing what Luke is capable of, the Bunnies are pleased to have kept a player of his caliber at the club.

“Issac is one of the key players at our Club and I’ve seen him become a leader amongst men during my time with the Rabbitohs,” said Bunnies head coach, Michael Maguire.

“His work rate on the field is matched only by the effort he puts into his game and preparation off the field.

“He’s a family man, who has taken this Club to heart and you can see that every time he performs for the team.”

Well liked by those he plays with and by Souths fans themselves, the re-signing is one that sets them up nicely for the future.

“He’s one of those players that everyone wants to play with, and loves playing with, and that’s the kind of player we want at this Club,” said Maguire.

“Issac is one of the premium hookers in the game and I couldn’t be happier that he has, again, committed long term to the Rabbitohs family.”

For the man himself, the players, the team, the organisation and coach Maguire are big reasons behind his decision to stay.

“I absolutely love this Club, I love playing with the boys, and I love representing the Members each week,” Luke said.

“Since ‘Madge’ joined the Club I’ve played my best football and I think everyone recognises that he’s brought the best out in me.

“My team mates are my brothers. This team is part of my family.

Currently injured, Luke is keen to get back onto the field as soon as possible and as for his ultimate goal of winning a premiership, he wants to be there one day.

“I’m happy to be part of the history of this Club and hopefully I can play my part in building on the legacy that was created by the past players before us,” said Luke.

“I look at the premiership teams on the walls and I want to be up there on that wall with them, and everyone here at the Rabbitohs is working towards the one goal.

“I’m glad I have this part of my future sorted out and I can’t wait to get the all clear to get back out on the field and play my part in another special season with the Rabbitohs.”

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