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'Any takers?' Issac Luke posts public address to NRL clubs in search for new home with Warriors deal ending

Warriors hooker Issac Luke has issued a public offer of his services to any NRL club, after first quashing reports he plans to retire.

Luke took to social media in the early hours of Saturday morning after an erroneous media report emerged that he would hang up his boots following next week's final round match away to Canberra.

It had prompted an outpouring of public well-wishes.

"I haven't retired although I feel like I'm getting too old," Luke said.

"I just haven't got a club for next yet. But my manager wife and myself are looking for a club. Any takers?"

Soon after Friday's 31-10 loss to South Sydney in Auckland, Warriors coach Stephen Kearney confirmed Luke almost certainly wouldn't extend his four-season Warriors stint.

However, he said the 270-game veteran could still be an NRL force if an Australian club could push the right buttons.

"When he is playing well and playing his best footy I think he is an asset for any footy team. But he has to be at his best," Kearney said.

"He's been a wonderful servant for the footy club and for rugby league to be honest."

One club linked informally to Luke are the Wests Tigers following the retirement of Robbie Farah and the serious knee injury suffered by the Sydney club's backup hooker, Jacob Liddle.

Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire built a close relationship with Luke during his tenure in charge at South Sydney, including their 2014 premiership.

Issac Luke. Source: Photosport


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