AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 27: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Warriors walks out ahead of the round 25 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Manly Sea Eagles at Mt Smart Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The Warriors have announced the re-signing of captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck on a four-year deal, keeping him at Mount Smart Stadium until the end of the 2022 season.

The four-year signing coup was announced by Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George at the club’s official season launch at SKYCITY tonight.

“As one of the game’s most exceptional athletes, Roger understandably attracted lots of interest, so we couldn’t be more delighted to have him onboard for another four years,” he said.

“Still only 24, he embodies all the qualities we want to see in our players.

“This is hugely significant for both Roger and the Vodafone Warriors, not only critical for our future but also for Roger in paving the way for him to truly establish himself as a leader for the club on and off the field. He’s the type of person we can build our club around.”

Tuivasa-Sheck is entering his third season since joining the Vodafone Warriors. His first campaign in 2016 was limited to seven appearances after a season-ending knee injury before he returned to feature in all but one game in 2017.

“I’m excited knowing my future will be with the Vodafone Warriors for another four years after this season,” said Tuivasa-Sheck.

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“I’m also glad to be able to sort it out now before the season starts.

“Wanting to be part of that with everyone at the club was a huge factor in my decision to stay with the Vodafone Warriors.”

Tuivasa-Sheck was named the club’s 2017 Vodafone NRL Player of the Year and also the New Zealand Rugby League’s Player of the Year following the Rugby League World Cup.

“Roger’s a wonderful player and also a wonderful person,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney.

“We’ve had some challenging times but all of us are working really hard to turn things around this season and in the years ahead.

“He sets an example in all he does as a player on the field and in all aspects of training as well as looking after himself off the field.

“He’s a tremendous asset for the Vodafone Warriors and has a huge appetite to improve each and every day.”

10 COMMENTS

  1. All you South’s & Wests fans I don’t want to say it but I told you so. As if he was going to leave NZ after walking out on the successful Sydney Roosters to head home to be with his loved ones. South’s & Wests were used by Tuiva$a- $heck to get the best possible offer out of the Warriors. But take note League fans, Roger has signed on for four years the same as Tedesco has at the Roosters. In the hope Tedesco will move on after they win Four premierships in a row and then Roger can sign on to get away from four wooden spoons in NZ

    • Thank god Souths didn’t get him, we don’t need him. Souths have some young fullbacks on the way up.

      Everyone should realise by now that when a player is linked to a club there is an 80% chance it is a smoke-screen that they are looking at someone else. I think Souths have someone else in mind.

  2. Off the issue but anyone heard of Issac Luke rumours ? He has gone very quiet on social media and I believe deleted his Instagram account. Usually leads to something

    • I have been told by some people in the know, that Isaac Luke wants out of the Warriors and wants in at South’s now that they have a new coach.

  3. I’ve heard Luke has come back and trained the house down, looks fitter than he did when he first arrived and should be primed for a big year. I think it’s his contract year as well and with a couple of young hookers at the club he should be in for a big one and show us the bully of old

  4. Not sure what to think about this. One one level yes it great to see him stay in the NRL, but boy the Warriors have turned him into a dud. He was awesome at the rorters, so it’s sad to see his talents wasted. Come on warriors do something this year for your poor fans, you have the team to make waves, so stop being bludgers and man up.

    • A decent coach would be a good starting point. Ever since Cleary left they have hired non motivating coaches with silly tactics.

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