Player Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Starting a Roger Tuivasa-Sheck dedicated thread so we can follow his career through news, articles and posts. The other signing one has been too far polluted with posts about the Pom.

https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/roger-tuivasa-sheck-signing-sam-tomkins-release-discussion.41850

Roosters fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck signs with Warriors for three years
DAVID LONG
Last updated 14:58, April 8 2015
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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has joined the Warriors on a three-year deal and will play for the club from next season, while Sam Tomkins will return to England.

As reported in January, the NZ franchise were interested in bringing the Kiwis and Roosters fullback back to Auckland and they are believed to have paid over $800,000 for his services.

Tuivasa-Sheck will be a like-for-like replacement for Tomkins, who will leave the club a year early having failed to settle in New Zealand.

The Warriors have been trying to help a homesick Tomkins adjust to life in New Zealand, but this hasn't happened and there was a feeling this was affecting his performances.

He'll leave the country at the end of the season and be able to play without any pressure now a decision has been made.

Tomkins showed just how talented he is in the couple of games he played this year before getting injured and it's no coincidence the club's performances dropped away in losses to the Broncos and Storm in the past fortnight.

Tuivasa-Sheck grew up in South Auckland and was nabbed by the Roosters, despite the Warriors also showing strong interest in him.

The 21-year-old won the award for the winger of the year in the NRL last season and has been in stunning form again this year after his switch to fullback, replacing the retired Anthony Minichiello.

In the club's loss to the Sharks last weekend, Tuivasa-Sheck ran for over 300 metres.

The Warriors have been looking to land a marquee signing for a number of months, but missed out on Kieran Foran, Trent Merrin and Jason Taumalolo.

Warriors managing director Jim Doyle said the club had reluctantly agreed to allow Tomkins to return to England a year before the end of his contract in 2016, but was delighted to secure Tuivasa-Sheck on a long-term contract.

"He came here excited about testing himself in the NRL and also experiencing living in a new country but, in the end, Sam has found it too much of a challenge being away from home," Doyle said.

"While we have talked with him and tried to work through it he has now come back to us to ask for a release at the end of the season.

"It's disappointing that it has come to this but reluctantly we have accepted there is no option but to allow Sam to return to England.

"For now, though, he is determined to finish his time with the Warriors in the best way he can. He's working to recover from his knee injury as soon as possible so he can regain his spot in the team."

Tomkins thanked the Warriors for their compassionate approach.

"I never imagined it would reach this point," he said.

"This is a great club and I can't say enough about the coaching staff. I love being with the lads and it's a brilliant country to live in but I can only be honest and say I miss home in ways I never thought I would.

"I'm truly grateful to the Warriors for agreeing to give me an early release and I am so determined to repay them for their consideration.

"All I want now is to get back out on the field to help us have a great season."

Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden said making a decision now about Tomkins' future should prove beneficial.

"This has been hanging over Sam at different times and there's no doubt it has affected him," he said.

"Now the way has been cleared and I'm sure he'll excel once again when he comes back from this injury.

"We've seen the quality he provides when he's in the side. He makes a huge difference to the way we play and I know how determined he'll be to contribute over the rest of the season."

While disappointed Tomkins wouldn't be with the club for the full term of his original contract, McFadden was elated about snaring Sydney Roosters star Tuivasa-Sheck.

"He's a wonderful talent and a fantastic signing," he said.

"He's still only 21 and has already made a real mark in the NRL and also for the Kiwis. To be able to bring a New Zealander back to our club from Australia is massive for us.

"While we're naturally thrilled and Roger is just as excited about coming home, we both have the same focus for the rest of the year.

"He's solely interested in doing all he can for the Roosters just as we know Sam wants to do the same for us."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...asa-Sheck-signs-with-Warriors-for-three-years
 

AusWarriorsFan

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 4, 2016
2,315
I think RTS just looks over it, unless we announce a top 6 5/8th and Hooker along with an NRL Coach who can coach a team and improve individuals where the look to be going wrong, RTS will likely want to walk. George letting go of Johnson, Luke, CNK really messed with our ability to put the ball over the line when in the redzone. Johnson is 1st (by 35%) in Try assists and Line Engaged and in the top 5 in a whole lot of other important 5/8th tasks.
 

Juno

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 2, 2018
257
I don't think you can underestimate the mental health pressures on some members of the team, people you might not think are suffering because they perform well and others that its obvious there is something wrong. I think RTS is really struggling with the whole situation & we should all cut him some slack
 

PNG Kiwi

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 11, 2016
391
Form is temporary class is permanent, comes to mind, and Roger is class.

He isn't playing at the level we would like but he can only play as well as the opportunities presented.

Captaincy possibly puts too much pressure on him, and he I believe is away from his family so all these things take their toll.
 

bangbros18

1st Grade Fringe
May 20, 2019
1,440
I will always admire sheck for believing that he can make a difference for this club. Sure he could of stayed with the rooster or gone to rungy to be an all black, but he chose us. Its unfortunate he doesnt have the staff or player caliber around him to make a huge difference but I will not knock him while he's in a warriors jersey, I would rather have sheck then not have sheck!
 

Off The Bench

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 26, 2014
3,176
Good man he's setting his family up for life .
It's his choice an he's taking the hard road .

The players can't ever ask him we're where you when we were over here
It's a leaders job an to be fair the boys are playing with purpose
An he's a big part of that .

So much respect to Roger an his wife .
I'm sure when the family see each other again it will
Be special .an hopefully he has a new ring on his finger .
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
8,969
Rugby league: Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck turned down trip home to stay with team for final NRL game

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New Zealand Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was handed a golden opportunity to return home, but he put his teammates first.

The Warriors skipper won't play their final game of the NRL season against the Manly Sea Eagles on Sunday after injuring his hamstring in their loss to the Canberra Raiders.

It left the fullback with a tough ultimatum – stay or go. Tuivasa-Sheck is the only player within the team that has not seen his family since departing New Zealand for New South Wales in May, making for a doubly arduous stay in Australia.

Those four months have been filtered with video calls with his partner Ash Walker and two children which, while comforting, are far from an ideal family arrangement.

Surprisingly, the club managed to find a flight for Tuivasa-Sheck to board and return home to New Zealand and reunite with loved ones.

"We floated the subject with him and he was adamant that he wanted to stay, and that sort of typifies the type of leader he is," coach Todd Payten says. "I said he should think about it for at least 24 hours and he was adamant the next day that he wanted to stay."

A move back to New Zealand would likely have been met with understanding from all angles, given what Tuivasa-Sheck and his team have sacrificed to keep the NRL season afloat for 2020. Payten is confident players would have shared such a view.

"I reckon if the players knew they would've encouraged him to get on the plane," he says.

"He's been tremendous, Rog. He didn't have a great game on the weekend but for all his sacrifices and the personal strain it put on him, he led this club magnificently."

Despite rumours, it will not be the last time the Warriors will see Tuivasa-Sheck in their strip. Tuivasa-Sheck's manager Bruce Sharrock confirmed to the Herald he will remain at the club in 2021, despite being linked with a sensational switch to rugby union.

Following the reports resurfacing, club CEO Cameron George and Sharrock met on Monday morning. Sharrock said Tuivasa-Sheck, like all athletes globally, is ploughing through a restrictive pandemic.

Tuivasa-Sheck and his family have already committed to moving to Australia in 2021 should the Warriors be based there again as well.

While the Warriors are out of finals contention, Sunday marks their final game under Payten and could be the last for a number of players believed to be departing the club.

No Tuivasa-Sheck for this weekend will rid the Warriors of a leader and game-breaking presence, but they will still be able to appreciate his wisdom in the lead-up, as well as boast a worthy replacement. Peta Hiku will wear the No 1 jersey.

Warriors team to play Sea Eagles: 1. Peta Hiku 2. Adam Pompey 3. Adam Keighran 4. Hayze Perham 5. Patrick Herbert 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Lachlan Burr 9. Karl Lawton 10. Isaiah Papali'i 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga

Interchange (from): 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Jack Murchie 17. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 18. Josh Curran 20. Paul Turner 21. Gerard Beale 22. Tom Ale

 

Kestrel84

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Rugby league: Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck turned down trip home to stay with team for final NRL game

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New Zealand Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was handed a golden opportunity to return home, but he put his teammates first.

The Warriors skipper won't play their final game of the NRL season against the Manly Sea Eagles on Sunday after injuring his hamstring in their loss to the Canberra Raiders.

It left the fullback with a tough ultimatum – stay or go. Tuivasa-Sheck is the only player within the team that has not seen his family since departing New Zealand for New South Wales in May, making for a doubly arduous stay in Australia.

Those four months have been filtered with video calls with his partner Ash Walker and two children which, while comforting, are far from an ideal family arrangement.

Surprisingly, the club managed to find a flight for Tuivasa-Sheck to board and return home to New Zealand and reunite with loved ones.

"We floated the subject with him and he was adamant that he wanted to stay, and that sort of typifies the type of leader he is," coach Todd Payten says. "I said he should think about it for at least 24 hours and he was adamant the next day that he wanted to stay."

A move back to New Zealand would likely have been met with understanding from all angles, given what Tuivasa-Sheck and his team have sacrificed to keep the NRL season afloat for 2020. Payten is confident players would have shared such a view.

"I reckon if the players knew they would've encouraged him to get on the plane," he says.

"He's been tremendous, Rog. He didn't have a great game on the weekend but for all his sacrifices and the personal strain it put on him, he led this club magnificently."

Despite rumours, it will not be the last time the Warriors will see Tuivasa-Sheck in their strip. Tuivasa-Sheck's manager Bruce Sharrock confirmed to the Herald he will remain at the club in 2021, despite being linked with a sensational switch to rugby union.

Following the reports resurfacing, club CEO Cameron George and Sharrock met on Monday morning. Sharrock said Tuivasa-Sheck, like all athletes globally, is ploughing through a restrictive pandemic.

Tuivasa-Sheck and his family have already committed to moving to Australia in 2021 should the Warriors be based there again as well.

While the Warriors are out of finals contention, Sunday marks their final game under Payten and could be the last for a number of players believed to be departing the club.

No Tuivasa-Sheck for this weekend will rid the Warriors of a leader and game-breaking presence, but they will still be able to appreciate his wisdom in the lead-up, as well as boast a worthy replacement. Peta Hiku will wear the No 1 jersey.

Warriors team to play Sea Eagles: 1. Peta Hiku 2. Adam Pompey 3. Adam Keighran 4. Hayze Perham 5. Patrick Herbert 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Chanel Harris-Tavita 8. Lachlan Burr 9. Karl Lawton 10. Isaiah Papali'i 11. Eliesa Katoa 12. Tohu Harris 13. Jazz Tevaga

Interchange (from): 14. Wayde Egan 15. Adam Blair 16. Jack Murchie 17. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 18. Josh Curran 20. Paul Turner 21. Gerard Beale 22. Tom Ale


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gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
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May 8, 2012
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Pretty sure if he went home by himself, he would have to self isolate, whereas going home with the team means he gets to isolate in the bubble?
 
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snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
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Not sure of the specifics but last Tuesday last week Payten was interviewed and asked why don't they let Roger head home now their season is over.

His response was he'd need to fly commercial and the team is scheduled for a charter and would end up home before him (even with isolation) due to the way things are at the moment. I'm guessing as the chartered flight is already booked or can be moved if they had made the finals where there is probably more demand on the limited commercial flights.

The one that came up this week would of been due someone pulling out or something.

Probably good for them to isolate together with guys they know and know are healthy.
 

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