Vodafone Warriors snare talented young fullback Walsh

Richard Becht & photosport.nz
Thu 18 Mar 2021, 04:45 PM

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Exciting young Brisbane fullback Reece Walsh, widely regarded as one of the hottest young talents in the game, has been snared by the Vodafone Warriors on a three-year contract from next season.

With the Broncos on a development contract this season, Walsh represented both the Queensland State of Origin Under 18s and Australian Schoolboys in 2019.

The Tweed Seagulls star impressed for the Broncos in their NRL trial against Wynnum Manly last month.

He’s yet another product from the famed Keebra Park State High School rugby league nursery which produced his future teammate Ben Murdoch-Masila along with the likes of Benji Marshall and Payne Haas.

This is a fantastic signing for our club and Vodafone Warriors fans have every reason to be excited about the progress we’re making with recruitment in the short, mid and long term
Cameron GeorgeVodafone Warriors CEO

“This is a fantastic signing for our club and Vodafone Warriors fans have every reason to be excited about the progress we’re making with recruitment in the short, mid and long term,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

“Reece is a wonderful, polite young man who impressed us immensely when we met him.

“He comes to the Vodafone Warriors at the perfect time following us re-signing Tohu (Harris). We now have an exciting future with experience and exciting young players developed from within and others that have been handpicked to join us. It’s a great statement for our club.”

Of Australian Indigenous and Maori heritage, Walsh has been wowing observers with his skill level.

“Reece is a prodigious talent who has starred in junior footy,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

It’s not often you get an opportunity to secure a player of his ability. He is a natural footballer with speed, balance and vision
Peter O'SullivanVodafone Warriors recruitment manager

“It’s not often you get an opportunity to secure a player of his ability. He is a natural footballer with speed, balance and vision.

“With experience I believe Reece will go on to become a top-line NRL fullback in the coming years. He’ll complement Wayde (Egan), Kodi (Nikorima) and Chanel (Harris-Tavita) perfectly in our spine.

With captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck finishing with the Vodafone Warriors at the end of the season, head coach Nathan Brown said Walsh shaped as a wonderful replacement.

“Reece has all the attributes in his game that the really good players have,” he said.

“His speed and game sense are things that can make a difference in our team. We won’t be putting pressure on Reece by making big statements about his game but we will give him all the guidance to make sure his game is ready for the start of 2022. We want him to work hard and train hard and he will have a great career in front him.”

A left-footed goal kicker, Walsh slotted six from six attempts and scored a try in the Australian Schoolboys’ 36-20 win over the Junior Kiwis in 2019.

REECE WALSH
Born: July 10, 2002
Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Junior Club: Tweed Seagulls
Position: Fullback
Height: 177cm
Weight: 88kg
Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys (2019), Queensland Under-18s (2019)

 

JaggedJ

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Broncos leaving the last spot on their roster open for the coaches son, but Turner thinks he's a better shot at the Broncos.

At least Lolohea went to a club with an opening he could fill.
 

1995Warriorsfan

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Reece Walsh joins Vodafone Warriors

Exciting young Queensland fullback Reece Walsh is joining the Vodafone Warriors immediately.

Last month the club announced the 18-year-old Walsh had been signed on a three-year contract from next season. An agreement has now been reached for him to leave the Brisbane Broncos early to spend the rest of the season with his new club.

“We’re delighted Reece can join us early,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“That was always our hope and it was what Reece desperately wanted to do as well once he’d signed with us.

“It’s a great outcome because it allows him to spend invaluable time with Roger (Tuivasa-Sheck) in his final season with us.

“Reece is really looking forward to working with Roger and learning all he can from one of the greatest fullbacks the game has ever seen. Roger in turn can’t wait to train alongside Reece and mentor him.”

Of Australian Indigenous and Maori heritage, he’s yet another product from the famed Keebra Park State High School rugby league nursery which produced his future teammate Ben Murdoch-Masila along with the likes of Benji Marshall and Payne Haas.
 

bangbros18

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May 20, 2019
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Reece Walsh joins Vodafone Warriors

Exciting young Queensland fullback Reece Walsh is joining the Vodafone Warriors immediately.

Last month the club announced the 18-year-old Walsh had been signed on a three-year contract from next season. An agreement has now been reached for him to leave the Brisbane Broncos early to spend the rest of the season with his new club.

“We’re delighted Reece can join us early,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“That was always our hope and it was what Reece desperately wanted to do as well once he’d signed with us.

“It’s a great outcome because it allows him to spend invaluable time with Roger (Tuivasa-Sheck) in his final season with us.

“Reece is really looking forward to working with Roger and learning all he can from one of the greatest fullbacks the game has ever seen. Roger in turn can’t wait to train alongside Reece and mentor him.”

Of Australian Indigenous and Maori heritage, he’s yet another product from the famed Keebra Park State High School rugby league nursery which produced his future teammate Ben Murdoch-Masila along with the likes of Benji Marshall and Payne Haas.
Finally some good news
 

Ohgeelowk

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Nov 24, 2020
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Reece Walsh joins Vodafone Warriors

Exciting young Queensland fullback Reece Walsh is joining the Vodafone Warriors immediately.

Last month the club announced the 18-year-old Walsh had been signed on a three-year contract from next season. An agreement has now been reached for him to leave the Brisbane Broncos early to spend the rest of the season with his new club.

“We’re delighted Reece can join us early,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“That was always our hope and it was what Reece desperately wanted to do as well once he’d signed with us.

“It’s a great outcome because it allows him to spend invaluable time with Roger (Tuivasa-Sheck) in his final season with us.

“Reece is really looking forward to working with Roger and learning all he can from one of the greatest fullbacks the game has ever seen. Roger in turn can’t wait to train alongside Reece and mentor him.”

Of Australian Indigenous and Maori heritage, he’s yet another product from the famed Keebra Park State High School rugby league nursery which produced his future teammate Ben Murdoch-Masila along with the likes of Benji Marshall and Payne Haas.
Where did you read this bro? Trying to find an article online
 

Navigator

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Why not play reece at the back and sheck at six?
This is what brownies thinking from the Nrl website.
But asked where Walsh could get game time if a deal can be struck with the Broncos, Brown nominated his scrum base, where Chanel Harris-Tavita has already been ruled out for several months with a foot injury.
"Reece has not only played fullback but he's also spent a lot of his [junior] career in the halves as well," Brown said.

"He spent a lot of time at five-eighth before he moved back to fullback.

"There's obviously his ability to play fullback there as well and back [up] Roger ... But he can also play in the halves. We've got Chanel on a long-term injury there so he can certainly cover more than fullback.
 

Noitall

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Was it Nathan Brown who shifted Ponga into the halves? Not sure he’d do it with RTS since Ponga had a full pre season I think.
 

JaggedJ

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Shows how much attention I've been paying, I though CHT was only out for a few weeks.

What else have I missed? Yes, I know about AFB.
 

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