• Luke Brooks

Luke Brooks

LUKE Brooks has long been earmarked for rugby league stardom, with some good judges comparing him to the great Andrew Johns at the same age.

The Wests Tigers halfback feels he’s a natural fit as an ANZ Stadium sporting ambassador.

“I grew up in western Sydney and played my junior football with Holy Cross College Ryde and Leichhardt Wanderers – now I’m with Wests Tigers who have signed a long-term agreement to play their major games at ANZ Stadium,” he said.

“It was an awesome experience playing in front of 50,686 fans on Easter Monday (2014) and hopefully that will be the first of many big games I play at ANZ Stadium.”

Brooks joins Rabbitohs rugby league superstar Greg Inglis, Bulldogs Origin hopeful Josh Reynolds, rugby’s hottest talent Israel Folau, Sydney Swans co-captain Kieren Jack, Australian cricket’s most exciting player Dave Warner and the third most capped player in Socceroos history, Brett Emerton, as ANZ Stadium sporting ambassadors.

“It’s a real honour to be among this group and I can only hope to match their achievements in sport. I’m excited to be working with such a great organisation,” said Brooks. “I’ve seen the plans for the ANZ Stadium redevelopment and the future is very exciting for Sydney.”

In 2014, Wests Tigers announced a 10-year agreement to play a minimum of four home games a season at Sydney’s Olympic venue.