NRL 2019: Issac Luke returns to Warriors starting line-up against Broncos

Issac Luke's rollercoaster season is on an upward trajectory again, with his inclusion in the NZ Warriors line-up to face Brisbane Broncos on Saturday.

The enigmatic hooker has flirted with reserve grade for most of the NRL campaign, unable to maintain top form, after a summer of injury problems.

But coach Stephen Kearney is running low on dummy-half options, with unlucky Nathaniel Roche out for the season with a knee injury and Karl Lawton unavailable, after leaving the field early last week with a shoulder complaint.

With Jazz Tevaga also requiring medical attention in the win over Newcastle, Luke was literally last man standing and will start in the Warriors nine jersey at Suncorp Stadium.

Centre Patrick Herbert was a late scratching against the Knights and will again make way for Gerard Beale, while rookie half Chanel Harris-Tavita has inched closer to another appearance off the interchange bench.

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Photo credit: Newshub.

Warriors: 1-Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2-David Fusitu'a, 3-Peta Hiku, 4-Gerard Beale, 5-Ken Maumalo, 6-Kodi Nikorima, 7-Blake Green, 8-Agnastius Paasi, 9-Issac Luke, 10-Leeson Ah Mau, 11-Adam Blair, 12-Isaiah Papali'I, 13-Jazz Tevaga  

Interchange: 14-Lachlan Burr, 15-Sam Lisone, 16-Bunty Afoa, 17-Chanel Harris-Tavita, 18-Hayze Perham, 20-Blake Ayshford, 21-Ligi Sao, 23-Leivaha Pulu


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