Four Nations 2014: Hooker Issac Luke joins New Zealand squad

Issac Luke
Luke missed Souths' Grand Final success through suspension
Four Nations
Venues: Australia & New Zealand Dates: 25 October to 15 November Coverage: Watch England matches live on BBC TV, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app.

South Sydney Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke has been named in the New Zealand squad by coach Stephen Kearney for the Four Nations.

Luke, 27, missed the Bunnies' Grand Final win against Canterbury Bulldogs through suspension.

Losing finalists Canterbury are represented by lock Greg Eastwood.

Roosters' Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves have withdrawn and are replaced by Cronulla utility Sosaia Feki and NZ Warriors prop Suaia Matagi.

Three to watch - New Zealand
Shaun Johnson - WarriorsKieran Foran - ManlyDean Whare - Penrith
Johnson, who showed his class in the Rugby League World Cup 2013, is a gifted player with an eye for the unexpected. Foran is a key member of the Manly squad, directing Geoff Toovey's side around, alongside halves partner Daly Cherry-Evans.The centre has been a vital cog in the Panthers' impressive 2014 season, as part of an free-scoring back-five attack.

North Queensland back-rower Jason Taumalolo is in line to make his debut during the series, having been a non-playing member of the squad during the 2012 Anzac Test.

Prop Suaia Matagi, also named in Samoa's squad, has dual-eligibility for both nations.

Kearney's Kiwis begin the Four Nations with a trip to Brisbane to face Australia at Suncorp on 25 October, with England against Samoa on the same day.

New Zealand squad

Gerard Beale (St George Illawarra Dragons), Adam Blair (Wests Tigers), Jesse Bromwich (Melbourne Storm), Lewis Brown (Penrith Panthers), Greg Eastwood (Canterbury Bulldogs), Sosaia Feki (Cronulla Sharks), Kieran Foran (Manly Sea Eagles), Tohu Harris (Melbourne Storm), Siliva Havili (Vodafone Warriors), Peta Hiku (Manly Sea Eagles), Shaun Johnson (Vodafone Warriors), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters), Thomas Leuluai (Vodafone Warriors), Issac Luke (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Simon Mannering (Vodafone Warriors), Suaia Matagi (Vodafone Warriors), Sam Moa (Sydney Roosters), Jason Nightingale (St George Illawarra Dragons), Kevin Proctor (Melbourne Storm), Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys), Martin Taupau (Wests Tigers), Manu Vatuvei (Vodafone Warriors), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers), Dean Whare (Penrith Panthers).

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