New Zealand legend Issac Luke announces retirement

Drew Darbyshire

New Zealand legend Issac Luke has announced his retirement from rugby league.

The 34-year-old hooker has made 286 NRL appearances for South Sydney Rabbitohs, New Zealand Warriors, St George Illawarra Dragons and Brisbane Broncos, scoring 50 tries.

Luke made his international debut for the Kiwis in 2008 and went on to win 43 caps for his native New Zealand.

The veteran hooker won the World Cup with New Zealand in 2008, the Four Nations in 2010 and then reached the World Cup final in 2013.

Luke helped the Rabbitohs win the NRL Premiership in 2014 and the World Club Challenge the following year.