Rukavytsya scored his side's only goal on 66 minutes as Maccabi Haifa went down 3-1 to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The 30-year-old has now scored nine goals in all competitions for Maccabi Haifa this term, including six in the league.

Rukavytsya is in the mix for 2018 World Cup selection having been recalled to the Socceroos' set-up by ex-coach Ange Postecoglou for the play-offs against Syria and Honduras.

The 16-time Socceroo hadn't represented Australia since the 3-0 friendly win over Canada in October 2013 prior to his recall late last year.