Player Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

I use to live and breathe union, now i can hardly watch a game of it because its so boring.

This was before i found out i like disappointment and stress when watching sports, then i found the warriors and get to go through the full range of emotions on gameday.

Hope, confidence, anger, disappointment, embarrassment followed by more hope and then finally self hate.

Being a abs supporter is boring in comparison, you expect to win and the only feelings you get is, oh well we won a game we should of or disappointed we lost but you dont feel to bad because usually the other team had to put in a blinder to do it.
Yoooo me too!! Couldn’t watch a game of league before 2011 (you all know why) now I’d rather watch Tigers v Cowboys over a ABs game.
 
I hope roger comes back. Chanel Harris-Tavita is not a fullback, I don't rate Walsh as highly as most he doesn't have the traits to be a great fullback - isn't safe under the high ball defence is poor and to gets run down whenever he makes a break. I think he has some great skills and acceleration is good but just not sure fullback is his position. I reckon we will have tried Berry at fullback by year end to see if he can fix the problem we have there and Walsh will be in the halves seeing if he can make it there. If berry doesn't cut it there we will be praying for Rogers return in 2023.
 
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He is SLAYING it bro, I am actually watching a lot of Union and have dropped watching the AFL since Roger Tuivasa-Sheck joined the Blues, not only is Roger Tuivasa-Sheck slaying it, the Blues are doing what the Warriors cant, rebuild and start winning super tight games. Once JK gave his endorsement I felt the ABs was just going to happen for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

38th, jeeze, feels like just yesterday Matt Ridge was the first successful person to come from the ABs camp (never played international but would have) to go to league. He said in his book re arguments with Thorn over how he would become the first true dual international and Matt hadnt played internationals, something like that. I still think its harder to go from ABs to NZRL Kiwis.

Dang we desperately need a FB like him back. Love Walsh, but he should be in the halves :-(
 
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Well Im still confused over what our "CLUB" structure is, and how regular it is for an individual of a "COMPANY" that invests in a "CLUB" is now the leader, ie the Company is one Partner in the onwership of the Warriors, how does an individual of any of the owners of the Warriors seperate from the Company and become everything from the very top, down to hiring and firing players and coaches. Im not saying its bad, but is that normal? See my post in the Coach Candidate thread, Im just trying to get my head around our organisational structure and why a company investment leads to a person from that company becoming so overly involved?
 
I am wrapped for the guy, he is pure class and deserves to be an All Black.
Yep pure Heart too, I would trust Roger Tuivasa-Sheck with my life I reckon he is that Noble.

Also, he has individually got people like me away from AFL watching Union, thats the power of the man. Nobody is perfect but this guy is up there.

I would love a deconstruction of how the Blues have turned that franchise upside down, clearly players are a big part but not the everything. The Warriors maybe able to learn something from them as a CLUB, not saying our current management would listen, but Id like to know.
 

Dixpat

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I am wrapped for the guy, he is pure class and deserves to be an All Black.
He may be class as an individual but he is not, at this stage, All Black material IMHO

I see his naming more as a PR gesture

I would be surprised if he gets a start in any of the 3 tests, though will get some time from the bench depending on how the team is travelling
 

matiunz

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He is SLAYING it bro, I am actually watching a lot of Union and have dropped watching the AFL since Roger Tuivasa-Sheck joined the Blues, not only is Roger Tuivasa-Sheck slaying it, the Blues are doing what the Warriors cant, rebuild and start winning super tight games. Once JK gave his endorsement I felt the ABs was just going to happen for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

38th, jeeze, feels like just yesterday Matt Ridge was the first successful person to come from the ABs camp (never played international but would have) to go to league. He said in his book re arguments with Thorn over how he would become the first true dual international and Matt hadnt played internationals, something like that. I still think its harder to go from ABs to NZRL Kiwis.

Dang we desperately need a FB like him back. Love Walsh, but he should be in the halves :-(
‘slaying’ is a bit of an overstatement. He’s doing alright but is a small fish in a big pond rather than the other way around that he’s used to in league. Head and shoulders above the other backs in the warriors but just another player in the blues. Not counting the other NZ franchises Barret, R Ione, Talea, Lam and arguably J Ione have had better seasons in just the blues backline alone
 
‘slaying’ is a bit of an overstatement. He’s doing alright but is a small fish in a big pond rather than the other way around that he’s used to in league. Head and shoulders above the other backs in the warriors but just another player in the blues. Not counting the other NZ franchises Barret, R Ione, Talea, Lam and arguably J Ione have had better seasons in just the blues backline alone
He's playing really well in a position that requires a lot more defense than the rest of that backline. Must be great to be in a team that he doesn't have to save every week and just concentrate on his own role. I thought there was still a bit of that in his early Blues games where he was trying too hard. It would be a hard habit to shake after 6 years of not being able to trust your team mates with basic assignments on D.
 

matiunz

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He's playing really well in a position that requires a lot more defense than the rest of that backline. Must be great to be in a team that he doesn't have to save every week and just concentrate on his own role. I thought there was still a bit of that in his early Blues games where he was trying too hard. It would be a hard habit to shake after 6 years of not being able to trust your team mates with basic assignments on D.
He’s done pretty well but still has a few experience/nuance errors in his game. As it stands he’s the 5th pick midfielder in the ABs squad, he’s doing ok not setting the world on fire like some claim
 
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‘slaying’ is a bit of an overstatement. He’s doing alright but is a small fish in a big pond rather than the other way around that he’s used to in league. Head and shoulders above the other backs in the warriors but just another player in the blues. Not counting the other NZ franchises Barret, R Ione, Talea, Lam and arguably J Ione have had better seasons in just the blues backline alone
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck plays in a position where you don't get much space, so the big highlight plays are tougher to come by. Rieko Ioane has even played 12 in the past for the Blues and he looked terrible there.

Of the realistic positions he could play in rugby, he was probably given the toughest position to transition into. It would've been a lot easier for him if he was in the outside backs, but the Blues needed a 12.

Considering his experience, he's transitioned pretty well. I've liked his addition at the Blues and most Blues fans are happy with him too.

I still hope that he gets a turn in the back 3 one day, because I think he'll be lethal there, but it'll also help his chances of being in the AB 23.
 

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A lot of tall poppy around the Roger Tuivasa-Sheck selection, he and Tupaea are about the only midfielders in New Zealand that get consistenly get on the front foot, the umaga-jensen brothers are always injured.

He dosen't know what he's doing at the breakdown, so just rolls out of the way which is for the best.

His skill set is more transferable to tests than Laumape's run it hard and run it straight IMO. Passing is a bit wank and can't kick, so he's not going to be a guaranteed success.

But has improved alot since the start of the year and has plenty more room to go up.
 
He’s done pretty well but still has a few experience/nuance errors in his game. As it stands he’s the 5th pick midfielder in the ABs squad, he’s doing ok not setting the world on fire like some claim
I got to see him training with a few of the other Blues lads along with Danny Tusitala from DC Glory in the preseason and what stood out to me was his talk, even in an informal knock around training session. There's more experienced midfielders in the ABs mix for sure, do they bring the same chat and organizing to the table that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck does.