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Picture by Alex Whitehead/ - 23/10/2015 - Rugby League - Leeds Rhinos vs New Zealand - Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England - New Zealand's

Issac Luke has starred for the New Zealand Kiwis in his final international appearance as a Rabbitoh.

The Kiwis defeated Super League champions, Leeds Rhinos, 34 points to 16, at Headingley Carnegie this morning Sydney time in a warm up for the New Zealanders’ upcoming three-Test series against England, featuring South Sydney giant, Englishman Thomas Burgess.

Luke, who officially completes his contract with the Rabbitohs at the end of the month, finishes his time in the red and green as the second-most capped international whilst playing for the Rabbitohs.


Luke played 33 Tests for the Kiwis whilst with Souths, finishing behind only arguably the greatest Rabbitoh of all time, Clive Churchill, who played 37 Test matches for Australia whilst playing for South Sydney.


To read the New Zealand Rugby League’s match report from the game against the Rhinos, click here.

England will play against France in a one-off Test this weekend before taking on the Kiwis. Click here to read our match preview.

The official Rabbitohs website,, will have coverage of England’s Test matches involving Thomas Burgess, who extended his contract with the Rabbitohs until the end of the 2018 season this week, alongside twin brother George Burgess.

On behalf of everyone connected with the Rabbitohs, we congratulate Issac Luke on a fantastic nine seasons in the red and green.

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