NRL 2021: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck hoping he has chance to mould NZ Warriors' new recruit Reece Walsh

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck would love the opportunity to work alongside his potential replacement at the NZ Warriors.

The club captain is departing rugby league for the 15-man code at the end of the NRL season as he chases a boyhood dream to play for the All Blacks.

And while his loss to the club will cut deep, both on and off the field, there is a genuine feeling of excitement around the recruitment of Brisbane Broncos teenager Reece Walsh.

The 18-year-old fullback has starred through age-group representative football and is a current squad member of the Broncos.

In recent days there has been speculation Walsh could be Warriors bound sooner than thought after news he had requested an early release from Brisbane.

Those negotiations are set to play out in the coming weeks, but should Walsh link up with the club this season, Tuivasa-Sheck believes he would immediately fit in.

"I think he's going to do really well here, especially with the pack we have now," says the 27-year-old.

"He's going to love that front-foot ball off the pack and he's young, he's got some young players around him, he's got young halves that he can grow in this club and there are a group of players here who are in their mid-20s and under who can grow with him."

Eyebrows were raised across the Tasman when Walsh put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the New Zealand club.

Despite only being on a development deal, he was thought to be a big part of the future plans of new Broncos coach Kevin Walters, with an ability to play at fullback and in the halves.

Tuivasa-Sheck met with Walsh before the Australian youngster committed his immediate future to the Warriors and pushed Walsh hard on the exciting outlook he believes the club has. 

"It's heading in a really good direction, especially with the people that have come on board, players and staff wise,"

"He's [Walsh] been at another system and picked up some good things," 

"I was telling him about coming over and keeping a standard. Working on what's a high standard and what's not.

"Living away from Australia and where his norm is, it's about keeping those standards and staying strong and true to them."

NRL 2021: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck hoping he has chance to mould NZ Warriors' new recruit Reece Walsh

If Walsh does make the jump, Tuivasa-Sheck might yet have a key role to play in the long term success of the Warriors, despite his impending departure.