In what is a huge coup for the New Zealand Warriors moving forward, the club will welcome back Roger Tuivasa-Sheck from the 2024 season.
The former Warriors captain was granted an early release in 2021 to take up a deal with the Auckland Blues in the Super Rugby competition.
The Warriors are ecstatic with his return and know that it will boost their club in more ways than one.
“It’s hugely exciting knowing Roger is coming back to us, back to his home at Mount Smart Stadium,” said One New Zealand Warriors CEO Cameron George.
“When he went to rugby union he did so knowing he was always welcome back here if he wished to return to rugby league. We couldn’t be more delighted it’s happening
“He’s popular with the players and a real fan favourite. It’s going to be so good seeing him back in our jersey.”
Current Warriors coach Andrew Webster, who was an assistant coach in 2016 when they last crossed paths, is excited to work with Tuivasa-Sheck once again.
“Roger came to the club in my second season as an assistant coach in 2016 and he had a huge impact on the squad,” said Webster.
“That first year was cut short by his ACL injury but it was brilliant working with him. I’m super excited knowing he’s coming back to the club.”