10 Oct 2014

Luke may not keep NRL ring

11:43 am on 10 October 2014

The suspended South Sydney and Kiwis hooker Issac Luke isn't sure whether he will keep his National Rugby League Premiership ring.

Souths coach Michael Maguire presented Luke with the ring following the Rabbitohs' 30-6 grand final win over Canterbury on Sunday.

Luke missed the game due to suspension.

He was also presented with a ring by Souths co-owner Russell Crowe that the Hollywood star had especially made for him.

But Luke isn't sure if Maguire's ring will be his forever, saying it was a great gesture but he's unsure he'll keep it.

Luke admitted to mixed feelings in what was the toughest week of his seven-year 168 game NRL career.

Isaac Luke celebrates with fans at the NRL Grand Final

Isaac Luke celebrates with fans at the NRL Grand Final Photo: Photosport

Meanwhile Johnathan Thurston has added to Australia's woes ahead of the Kangaroos' defence of their Four Nations title later this month.

The North Queensland playmaker has withdrawn from coach Tim Sheens' squad due to a shoulder injury.

Thurston's omission brings to nine the number of incumbent Kangaroos unavailable for Australia's tournament opener against New Zealand in Brisbane on October 25th.