Issac Luke sent a message back to his wife and his newborn daughter in Auckland hospital after he scored his first try for the Warriors last night.
Mickayela Luke gave birth to their third child this week and after scoring in the 18th minute in the Warriors' loss to Brisbane, Luke made three gestures to his wife. The first was a former letter 'M', the second was as if he was rocking a baby and he blew a kiss with the third.
After the match Luke posted images of him doing the signals on Instagram and explained that it had been an emotional week for him and Mickayela, who is a cousin of Sonny Bill Williams.
"This last week has been tough for our little family," the 28-year-old Luke wrote.
"But am proud to say that our little angel is getting better.
"M representing my wife@mickayelaluke who has been the ultimate souljah in being next to our little angel all week in hospital.
"I am in awe of the special things you do for our babies. And the baby cradle is my lil angel. Daddy will be home soon to get some cuddles from you."
Luke returned to Auckland and on Saturday night posted a picture of his first cuddle with his new daughter.