NRL: Issac Luke to return for Warriors clash with South Sydney Rabbitohs

Issac Luke is in line for a return to the Warriors for their clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Luke was forced from the field with a hamstring issue during the loss to Manly in Christchurch, and was subsequently ruled out of last week's win over the Titans.

After coming through Tuesday's training well, he's been named to the Warriors bench, while Karl Lawton retains the number nine jersey.

"We weren’t prepared to risk Issac last week against the Titans," coach Stephen Kearney said.

"But he's trained well since then and will certainly be given every opportunity to play this weekend."

The club's also confident that Jazz Tevaga will be cleared by the NRL judiciary of his dangerous contact charge against the Titans' Shannon Boyd and have included him on the interchange.

NRL: Issac Luke to return for Warriors clash with South Sydney Rabbitohs

Forward Sam Lisone will be available after serving a two-game suspension for a crusher tackle against the Tigers.

Chanel Harris-Tavita has earned another start in the halves alongside Blake Green and ahead of Adam Keighran, following his impressive debut performance against the Titans.

Meanwhile, the Rabbitohs will be without superstar fullback Greg Inglis, who faces another week on the sidelines because of illness and injury.

The Queensland and Australian veteran will sit out the match, after being given the week off training by coach Wayne Bennett because of a virus.

The match will be the first NRL fixture ever played at the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Warriors: 1-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2-David Fusitua, 3-Peta Hiku, 4-Solomone Kata, 5-Ken Maumalo, 6-Chanel Harris-Tavita, 7-Blake Green, 8-Agnatius Paasi, 9-Karl Lawton, 10-Leeson Ah Mau, 11-Adam Blair, 12-Tohu Harris, 13-Lachlan Burr

Extended bench: 14-Jazz Tevaga, 15-Isaiah Papali'i, 16-Bunty Afoa, 17-Sam Lisone, 18- Ligi Sao, 20-Gerard Beale, 21-Adam Keighran, 22-Issac Luke


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