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