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Thursday, 21 February 2019

NRL rivals look to poach Luke from Warriors


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Parramatta is looking to poach star Kiwi hooker Isaac Luke from the Warriors according to a report from Fairfax.

The veteran rake is currently on a $150,000 deal with the New Zealand side and a clause in his contract allows Luke to be released if he can secure a bigger contract from a rival club. The Eels say they have about $700,000 in the kitty and are willing to put down that amount for this season and next.

Parramatta hasn’t tabled an offer to the New Zealander yet with club officials discussing whether he’d be a viable option. The Eels need to strengthen the hooking position and need to add some depth to their forward pack after missing out on George Burgess, who decided to stay put at South Sydney.

The Eels have a long-term view of keeping dummy-half Reed Mahoney and have confidence he can grow into the club’s best No.9 but considering they don’t have much NRL experience in their spine the club is weighing up its options about bringing the Kiwi to Sydney’s west.

Kaysa Pritchard and utility Will Smith are the only other options at hooker after Cameron King left for England.

Luke has played 255 NRL games for Souths and the Warriors and is more than capable of  mentoring Pritchard and Mahoney.

There were concerns that Luke could miss the beginning of the year with shoulder and knee issues but it's said he's recovered well enough to play for the Warriors in their trial against Wests Tigers this weekend.

Parramatta is looking to poach star Kiwi hooker Isaac Luke from the Warriors according to a report from Fairfax.

The veteran rake is currently on a $150,000 deal with the New Zealand side and a clause in his contract allows Luke to be released if he can secure a bigger contract from a rival club. The Eels say they have about $700,000 in the kitty and are willing to put down that amount for this season and next.

Parramatta hasn’t tabled an offer to the New Zealander yet with club officials discussing whether he’d be a viable option. The Eels need to strengthen the hooking position and need to add some depth to their forward pack after missing out on George Burgess, who decided to stay put at South Sydney.

The Eels have a long-term view of keeping dummy-half Reed Mahoney and have confidence he can grow into the club’s best No.9 but considering they don’t have much NRL experience in their spine the club is weighing up its options about bringing the Kiwi to Sydney’s west.

Kaysa Pritchard and utility Will Smith are the only other options at hooker after Cameron King left for England.

Luke has played 255 NRL games for Souths and the Warriors and is more than capable of  mentoring Pritchard and Mahoney.

There were concerns that Luke could miss the beginning of the year with shoulder and knee issues but it's said he's recovered well enough to play for the Warriors in their trial against Wests Tigers this weekend.

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