All Warriors fans after 78 minutes "Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has had a really good game, pure class and so proud of him".
Doesn’t look out of place in terms of talent. But alot to learn about the game and so has probably left it too late if he wants to crack the World Cup team.Tried hard and got himself involved which was good.
Conceded a couple of dumb penalties that put his side under pressure and missed the last tackle which lost the game.
Otherwise running was ok, passing was good, tackling pretty good and a couple of positional things he shouldn’t be doing eg going into rucks when forwards are there, jumping into halfbacks spot at the breakdown and picking up the ball.
Sure he will learn but there’s a bit to work on
Early on he got himself very involved and had a couple of solid runs, tried to inject himself almost too much at times for example he was picking the ball up from the ruck like you might for a quick play at dummy half instead of the hooker in league but more of a no no in Union when the halfback is there.I only caught a bit of it was changing between the league and thought I'd keep a bit of an eye on it to see how he went. Also distracted as our shopping delivery was 2.5-3 hours late. Ended up coming right at the end of the game.
They lost. I saw the Hurricanes got a score with 10 to go and the commentators talked about their last 10 being strong. Saw them score again but there was still a few points in it and a few minutes remaining. Thought it would be safe plus our shopping had finally arrived.
Most of what I saw he was doing a lot off the wall and a lot of clean up work. I didn't seem get the ball much where a 12 would typically get it. A lot of the time when the game was flowing the ball would go around him to everyone else.
Missing the NPC games would of set back his transition a lot. The training is good but the game time would of been more beneficial.
Obviously his goal is to make the ABs and the World Cup squad (2023). If he improves he’d be a chance at the end of year tour wider squad against the likes of an Italy etc. Think he’s left the WC run a bit late though, probably needed a full cycle to get established
Considering Laumape is playing in France Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has an infinitely better chance to play for the ABs unless that changes. With the style of game he was playing yesterday think 13 is a better fit for him but there’s probably still too many players ahead of him thereRoger Tuivasa-Sheck showed some good signs & displayed glimpses of brilliance. Will be become a better 2nd 5 than Laumape? I have my doubts. His skills are better suited to #13 or a roving #14 & he's probably more likely to make a RWC squad than Ngani was but could be touch & go with the depth in NZR
There’s way better midfield prospects in the country than the Umaga-Jensen boys.Tbh i think the Umaga - Jensen boys have way higher ceilings as mid fielders and the ABs smart move would be to develop them.
Roger's one determined cat tho and a classy individual, may not make it but it wont be for lack of effort......(may be just me but he looks kind of small up against the rest of them....kind of forget the size difference between the codes sometimes)
Yeah he’s chosen the wrong franchise to go to. 2nd Five is a very technical position. He’s way better suited to centre or wing which they are set at.Roger Tuivasa-Sheck showed some good signs & displayed glimpses of brilliance. Will he become a better 2nd 5 than Laumape? I have my doubts. His skills are better suited to #13 or a roving #14 so he's probably more likely to make a RWC squad than Ngani was but it could be touch & go with the depth in NZR
There’s way better midfield prospects in the country than the Umaga-Jensen
Good pedigree with Umaga genes on one side and former Wainuiomata RL player, Tony, on the other side.There’s way better midfield prospects in the country than the Umaga-Jensen boys.
Sounds like quite a serious one from what I saw reported. Chiefs went at him the whole first half, made 34 tackles the commentators said and missed none.He didnt get too involved but thought he had a couple nice touches, sat the current AB 2nd5 on his ass with some good footwork which created an overlap.
He was subbed because of a shoulder injury.