They know Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will depart at season’s end but the New Zealand Warriors may have a replacement in Reece Walsh.
Walsh, a promising Queensland talent, will have a chance to make the fullback spot his own in 2022.
Although the Brisbane Broncos are aware of his potential, in the end, Walsh received an offer from the Warriors that was too good.
“Reece is a talented young player with much potential and we are disappointed to lose him,” said Interim CEO Neil Monaghan.
“He is yet to play senior football but we were keen to have him stay – however the offer from the Warriors was too good to refuse for a player of his experience.”
Despite his departure at the end of the year, the club knows he can still do good things for them in 2021.
“We wish Reece all the best and look forward to him finishing out this year with us,” continued Monaghan.
The Warriors, on the other hand, have clear plans in place and see Walsh has a player that can go places in the sport.
This is a fantastic signing for our club and Vodafone Warriors fans have every reason to be excited about the progress we’re making with recruitment in the short, mid and long term,” said CEO Cameron George.
The glowing praise also came from Warriors Recruitment Manager Peter O’Sullivan.
“It’s not often you get an opportunity to secure a player of his ability. He is a natural footballer with speed, balance and vision,” said the veteran recruitment manager.