Dragons confirm Issac Luke NRL signing

Issac Luke's move to St George Illawarra has been confirmed by the NRL club

St George Illawarra have confirmed the signing of Issac Luke on a one-year NRL deal.

The Dragons have secured the former New Zealand international for the 2020 season. Luke has amassed 271 matches for South Sydney and the Warriors.

"Everyone is already aware of Issac's career in regard to his longevity," pathways and list management boss Ian Millward said.

"Issac has walked the path of the NRL over a long period of time now and will be great for our squad."

The 32-year-old Luke links up with the Dragons after four years with the Warriors, and will likely serve as dummy-half back-up for Cameron McInnes.

Luke and McInnes previously played together at the Rabbitohs in 2014 and 2015.

On Sunday, Luke tweeted that he was bound for the Saints.

"St George Dragons. On way," he wrote.

Luke's arrival at the Dragons will cover the loss of Reece Robson, who is moving to North Queensland.

Luke has played 43 Tests for the Kiwis, including the 2008 World Cup final win over Australia.

In other player movements, Canberra have re-signed halfback Sam Williams on a two-year deal, keeping him at the Raiders until the end of the 2021 season.

"I was always comfortable about getting the deal done and it's an exciting time to be involved with the club," Williams said.

"We've got a good squad and we're in a position now where we can threaten for a title next year."

And, Wests Tigers forward Alex Twal has agreed to a new contract, meaning he's on board until after season 2022.

Twal, who joined the Tigers midway through 2017, earned selection for Lebanon at that year's Rugby League World Cup, starring in the Cedars' memorable run to the knockout rounds.

The 23-year-old, who didn't miss a first-grade game in 2019, said it was a really easy decision to re-sign.

"This club gave me my debut and I'm really happy with where the club is going and what direction (coach) Michael Maguire has us going in. I'm just excited to be a part of it going forward," Twal said.

"I'm still a long way away from the player I want to be in the NRL but I'm really happy with my progress."