Luke is off contract at the end of 2011 and keeping him in red and green would have been one of the Rabbitohs top priorities after they got the big signature of Greg Inglis. Luke was the the form hooker of last year and was a legit shot at winning the Dally M until he suffered injury during a training mishap that forced him to sit out some games.
To add to this rumour, their were murmurings a few months back that Luke had let slip at the Red and Green Ball (South Sydney’s annual players presentation night) that he was about to sign a big extension. Apparently this all got put on the back burner when the whole Inglis contract saga came about.
The Rabbitohs have a lot of key players coming off contract in 2011, locking up Luke now would be a good start.