RTS to rugby?

He's everyone's favourite.


Warriors Captain - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.


Apparently it is looking increasingly likely that 2021 may well be RTS's last in rugby league, with a shift to rugby union likely in his future.


Last week, Warriors coach Nathan Brown had to quash some rumours that Tuivasa-Sheck was going to be departing next year.


RTS is locked in for 2021, with the club expressing that they'd like to see Roger stay for another 3-4 years or longer.


It appears there's some good stuff happening with the Warriors, new coach, Phil Gould has jumped on board and a couple of key player signings.


Finals footy in 2021 looks very likely.



Let's face it, there's been a fair of speculation about a code switch for some time now and the fact that the Warriors are now spending the first few months based in Australia would not have helped things.


RTS is a dad to two young kids, meaning a home-base in Australia for the Warriors takes he and all his other teammates away from their families and friends.


In fact, RTS has indicated that he may well move his partner and kids across to Australia while the Warriors are based here for what appears to be at least the first couple of months of 2021.


Tuivasa-Sheck, like so many others in New Zealand, has made noise in the past of his ambition to one day play for the All Blacks.


At the age of 27, that window is closing.


RTS is contracted to the Warriors until the end of 2022, but does have a player option in his favour next year which he could exercise.



I don't think there's any doubt that Roger is up to playing for the All Blacks, on his day he's one of the most explosive players in rugby league. It's easy to forget, he was the Dally M medalist in 2018 - beating Kalyn Ponga - another one who might one day try and pull on an All Blacks jersey.


Perhaps if RTS wants to be wearing the #15 jersey for the AB's, his kicking game would be something he'd likely need to improve.


The other consideration there of course, is the fact that those blokes who current run around in the All Blacks #15 jersey, well they go pretty good don't they?


You know Jordie and Beauden - those blokes!


What I am thinking is that 2021 will be quite a successful one for the Warriors and that Tuivasa-Sheck will remain at the club through at least 2022. It would seem they're building to something really good, RTS won't want to be jumping off when the Warriors are on the up and up.



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