Issac Luke says he isn’t certain he’ll keep his premiership ring handed to him by coach Michael Maguire.
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South Sydney hooker Issac Luke says he might not keep the premiership ring handed to him by coach Michael Maguire.
Luke was suspended from the NRL grand final on Sunday after being handed a two-match ban for a dangerous throw on Sonny Bill Williams.
Maguire handed his ring over Luke after the Rabbitohs’ historic 30-6 win over the Bulldogs on Sunday in a similar gesture to Johnathan Thurston’s in 2004, when the interchange player handed his premiership ring to injured captain Steve Price whilst at Canterbury.
Price has since kept the ring, however Luke isn’t certain he’ll keep his forever.
“It was a great gesture from ‘Madge’ (Maguire) but I’m not sure if I will keep it,” Luke told AAP on Wednesday.
“Madge has been a great help to me all along and to all of us.
“Once I was suspended the week wasn’t about me, it was about the team, that is something that Madge drives and that is how I wanted it to be.
“As hard as it was watching the games the boys stuck to it and got through it in the end.
“It was a team effort all year and I’m so happy to be part of that.”
Luke’s suspension means he will also be unavailable for New Zealand’s first Four Nations game against Australia on October 25.