Roger Tuivasa-Sheck does not play another game with the New Zealand Warriors.
Inspiring Skipper will end his Warriors career this week, allowing the government to return home before the Covid-19 travel bubble with Australia is completely suspended for at least eight weeks.
The Warriors have spent most of the last two seasons crossing the ditch with the Covid-19 travel ban.
Tuivasa-Sheck’s final Warriors match was against Penrith Panthers and had to start with a concussion. He was scheduled to return to play against the West Tigers this weekend before it was decided to go home.
“We are very sympathetic to Roger’s position,” said Warriors CEO Cameron George.
“The government announced last week that it would suspend the travel bubble and give New Zealanders seven days to return home. In reality, the border could be closed for more than eight weeks.
“Roger intends to go to the rugby union with our blessing, but if he asks him to confirm the remaining contracts, he will not be able to go home until at least the end of September, and perhaps much later. It will have a serious impact His ability to get his start in the union and we don’t want to see it happen.
The Warriors have endured the tough season of the NRL under Nathan Brown.Photo / Getty Images
“I was very excited about Roger’s chance to say goodbye at Mt Smart Stadium on August 15th, which was just right.
“It’s a shame for everyone that we can’t end a great career anymore, but now is the time of our lives. Our hands are tied together.”
Tuivasa-Sheck joined the Warriors in 2016 after appearing 84 times in the Sydney Roosters.
He missed a clash with South Sydney last Saturday, but was discussed at the club’s encounter with Penrith (the only match he missed this year).
Tuivasa-Sheck ends with 111 games and 30 tries in 6 seasons with the Warriors. Overall, he made 195 NRL appearances and recorded 58 tries.
Earlier this year, he announced that he would join the rugby union and blues starting next season.
“I’m really grateful that the club has supported me through this process and I’ve reached an agreement. It was a really difficult decision,” said Tai Tuivasa Sheck.
“I was trying to bring my family to Australia, so I was able to lock myself up and start a business here.
“It was a difficult decision to leave the group and leave this club. It was hard to keep everything down. I got the boys to look at me and I’m sure they’re disappointed … surely tears It was hard to keep it down. “
The Warriors have endured a tough season-the first season under Nathan Brown.
They took 14th place on the NRL table and lost to Rabitos 60-22 over the weekend.
They lost 12 out of 17 games.
New Zealand Warriors confirm captain Roger Tuibasa Sheck leaves clubs struggling early
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