Sonny bill williams He retired from the high competition, but his words are always welcome and this time, with a lot of judgment and experience, He came out to support Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who jumped the gap between Rugby League and Rugby Union to become a new player for the Blues.
Tuivasa-Sheck made the change ahead of schedule. This week, amid concerns over the Trans-Tasmania travel bubble, he put end to a race tremendously successful in the NRL, where in 195 appearances he scored 58 tries, for both the Sydney Roosters and the NZ Warriors between 2012 and 2021.
The New Zealander was on contract until mid-August, but opted to return to New Zealand before the oceanic government completely halts its travel bubble through Tasmania with Australia for at least the next eight weeks.
The player who was a teammate of Sonny Bill Williams in the Roosters and in the Rugby League team, will play in the Blues and aims to play in the All Blacks the next World Cup in France 2023. The two-time world champion came out to talk about Tuisava-Sheck: “I think he will play wing in the first stage of his transition“he told the Australian site Nine He added that “for me, it is not a question of whether he will make the All Blacks or prosper in the game of 15, for me it is a question of how long it will take.”
The former center-back recalled Tuisava-Sheck’s past and said “Let’s not forget that he grew up as a Rugby Union player and was taken to the League, so he shouldn’t have too much trouble going back to XV rugby.”
The new Blues player is 28 years old and was born in Apia, Samoa, but went to school in Auckland. In the beginning he played in both modalities of the oval until in 2011 the Australian Roosters hired him to play in the NRL, so he will return to the discipline after nine years.