Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to reject NRL return to stay in rugby union

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to reject NRL return to stay in rugby union

By Alipate Narawa
Monday 27/03/2023
Blues’ and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. [Image:]

The Blues’ and All Blacks midfielder Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is reportedly set to spurn a return to the NRL to stay in rugby union.

A Sydney Morning Herald report claimed the Warriors had been made aware the 29-year-old is “favouring a move to Japanese rugby if he opts against renewing a deal with New Zealand Rugby”.

Tuivasa-Sheck’s contract with NZR ends after this year’s World Cup, sparking speculation about his future.

The Warriors confirmed in February that the door would always be open for Tuivasa-Sheck at the Auckland club.

But the Sydney Morning Herald report stated “the Warriors have since been told that Tuivasa-Sheck’s preference is to head to Japan, where he stands to earn around $1m for a 16-week season”.


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