Roger Tuivasa-Sheck signs long-term deal with New Zealand Warriors

Drew Darbyshire

New Zealand Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

The contract extension is one of the longest in the club’s history, with it seeing him remain at Mount Smart Stadium until the end of the 2022 season.

Tuivasa-Sheck played in all but one Warriors game last season and the 24-year-old is looking forward to what the future holds.

He said: “I’m excited knowing my future will be with the Vodafone Warriors for another four years after this season.

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

“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.

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

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney is delighted that the New Zealand international has decided to stay at the club.

He added: “Roger’s a wonderful player and also a wonderful person.

“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.”