AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 30: Issac Luke of the Warriors passes during the round 24 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Mt Smart Stadium on August 30, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra has confirmed Issac Luke has signed a one-year deal with the club, that will see him done the Red V in 2020.

Luke joins the Dragons after four seasons at the Warriors, with St George Illawarra Luke’s third home in the NRL after he began his career with the Rabbitohs from 2007-2015.

“Everyone is already aware of Issac’s career in regard to his longevity. Issac has walked the path of the NRL over a long period of time now and will be great for our squad,” Director of Rugby League Pathways and List Management Ian Millward told the club’s website.

“To have a really established back-up player of his calibre is exciting. Our coaching staff were keen to have him on our roster with plans in mind regarding how they’d like to play him, which have already been discussed with Issac as well as Cameron (McInnes).

“With Issac now on board, we have 25 players on our roster. 23 of them have played NRL and while that includes those who have just received their first taste of first grade like Jackson Ford and Jason Saab, we are pleased with Issac’s injection of experience.”

Luke has also played 43 Tests for the Kiwis across his career.

10 COMMENTS

  1. He would be a cheap good pick up. Very handy back up coming on an playing in spells in the back end of the halves

  2. The Isaac Luke of 2009-14 I’d have in a heartbeat but it’s probably going to be like Priddis and Woolford who were way past their prime when they came to Saints and contributed accordingly.

  3. Luke still has something to offer I think. Will be interesting to see how they implement him into the side, especially with Mcinnes.

  4. was upset when he departed in ’14, thought is was 2nd to only C.Smith, but think his best years are definitely behind him… loved the passion he played with when he was with us… good luck Bully, hope it works out..

  5. Another case of signing a player who is over the hill rather than use a player we have been developing for a number of years in Joe Lovodua.

    Watch for Lovodua to follow the likes of Garrick, Herbert, Leilua and Robson out the door.

  6. Dragons 2020

    1: M Duffy
    2: M Ravalawa
    3: T Lafi
    4: E Aitkin
    5: Z Lomax
    6: C Norman
    7: B Hunt
    8: J Graham
    9: C McInnes
    10: P Vaughn
    11: T Frizzell
    12: T Sims
    13: J De Belin

    14: I Luke
    15: J Ford
    16: K Sims
    17: E Blacker ( big future )

  7. You can take JDB off the roster. There’s no way he’s going to beat the charges against him. Josh Kerr will take his place in the top 17. It’s a “we shall see” situation with Isaac Luke.

  8. @ semitrailer1
    Saab will be one winger and if Sailor is not FB, Lomax will be unless Dufty changes his attitude. Lomax is not a winger, he wants to play fb, but is a good centre too. Ravalawa’s hands let him down a lot and his defense, but can score. Too inconsistent IMO. Jonus Pearson might get first crack along with Saab. Saab got injured that’s why he missed last several weeks.

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