Player Issac Luke

Given his reason for coming here (that he wants to be able to play in front of his family) I think he has a vested interest in staying on the field and playing his heart out. Right now I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say I think he'll clean up his act a bit. Bully will always have a bit of niggle, and with the amount of carry over points he'll be bringing he'll definitely be sitting a few out, but have we not been asking for some mongrel?
 
The shoulder charge rule shouldn't apply to midgets.
If u wanna pick the likes of luke, sandow or hohaia ( who can forget his shot on petero ) out of the line and then u end up on your ass- shame on u.
 
Yeah, easily the best hooker we've had at the club. Unfortunate it had to end so early with the neck injury. Could have gone on to be an all time great.
I see where you are coming from now bro,

You gave me your points on why you would not have Luke as our captain.
I gave you mine on why he should.

I really hope he comes here to play good wise, rugby league and to mentor to Roache.

He has done nothing but get himself suspended this second half of the comp.
 
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Luke makes himself at home



New signing Issac Luke felt right at home when he set foot in the Vodafone Warriors’ offices at Mount Smart Stadium today.

The 28-year-old Kiwi hooker arrived in Auckland late yesterday ahead of going into camp with the New Zealand team tomorrow for their four-match England tour.

Last night he was ringside with some of his new Vodafone Warriors team-mates supporting Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker as he stopped Kali Meehan early in the third round of their bout at Trusts Arena in Waitakere; it extended Parker’s professional career to 16-0.

This morning Luke was at the club for a top-secret promotional shoot modelling the Vodafone Warriors’ playing kits including the jersey the team will wear at the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines (the jerseys are yet to be launched).

After leading South Sydney to Nines victory this year, Luke makes no secret of how keen he is to be involved again in the 2015 tournament on February 6-7.

Also interviewed by Vodafone Warriors TV, Luke said he was excited pulling on his new jerseys after ending his 188-game career with South Sydney and can’t wait to join his team-mates.

For now his sole focus is on his role as co-captain with the Kiwis for their three-Test series against England. He spoke to Vodafone Warriors TV about the assignment and the honour of being given the co-captaincy.

-Members Email 16/10/2015
 
Dummy.
Half...

Looking good for the Kiwis against Leeds, seemed to turn the momentum our way with his runs.

Blair's injured, so I guess we could get to see Luke as a stand alone Captain for a bit ?
Luke's one of the players England will try to niggle, for the Kiwis/Warriors sake I hope he realises his new team can't afford him the luxury of reacting.
We are about to find out.
 
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Luke's one of the players England will try to niggle, for the Kiwis/Warriors sake I hope he realises his new team can't afford him the luxury of reacting.
Hopefully we'll be getting a polished dummy half/leader to complement and add to the warriors, when Luke keeps it together he's a bloody menace to the opposition.
So much is riding on Cappy next season, like the cost of my season tickets for a start.
 
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That said Luke's got a bit of niggle in him, seen him manage to get a rise out of a few players over the years, just hope he stays smart with it.
 
Its been a while since we had a true hot head at the Warriors, we're pretty tame compared to some teams.

I credit Ivan Cleary with dampening down the idiot factor.

Akuma was a bit loose sometimes, Wade had a temper, Pongia liked hitting people around the eyebrows, our current Kiwi coach was a loose unit (ask Jarrod McCracken)..... Its going to be a bit different having Luke with his mongrel element.

Hopefully he matures ala Wiki who was a nut bar for high shots before settling then joining us.....Wiki took to the leadership Role well here.
 

bruce

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Its been a while since we had a true hot head at the Warriors, we're pretty tame compared to some teams.

I credit Ivan Cleary with dampening down the idiot factor.

Akuma was a bit loose sometimes, Wade had a temper, Pongia liked hitting people around the eyebrows, our current Kiwi coach was a loose unit (ask Jarrod McCracken)..... Its going to be a bit different having Luke with his mongrel element.

Hopefully he matures ala Wiki who was a nut bar for high shots before settling then joining us.....Wiki took to the leadership Role well here.

I would describe Kearney as a genuine hard bastard instead of a hot head...he dumped McCracken in cold blood didn't he?
 
I don't think the Kearney, Bai tackle on McCracken was deliberate just one of those things when three guys meet going in three different directions. lets not forget McCracken didn't mind the odd cheap shot if the opportunity was there.
 

bruce

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I don't think the Kearney, Bai tackle on McCracken was deliberate just one of those things when three guys meet going in three different directions. lets not forget McCracken didn't mind the odd cheap shot if the opportunity was there.
Yes, I was just saying that I never regarded Kearney as a hot head but a genuine professional hard nose...it was sad the way he parted with the Warriors but all I heard about his time here was that he was the ultimate pro.
 
Graham Lowe's arrival was, from my understanding, the biggest reason for Kearney wanting to leave. Can't fault his choice, wins a premiership at the Storm and Lowe and Boyle almost destroy the Warriors.
 
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Graham Lowe's arrival was, from my understanding, the biggest reason for Kearney wanting to leave. Can't fault his choice, wins a premiership at the Storm and Lowe and Boyle almost destroy the Warriors.
Non payment of wages might have had a little bit to do with, and I think Lowe blamed the Tainui...but that probably didn't matter to Kearney, he still went unpaid a lot of money.
 
Kearney used to be good for giving away a penalty or three.

Settled down at the Storm, geat player no doubt.....that wrap around with Stacey saved us more than once.