NRL: First footage of former All Black Roger Tuivasa-Sheck back at NZ Warriors training

NZ Warriors fans can rejoice, with the first pictures emerging of one of the club's star signings for next season training with the team as part of their NRL pre-season.

Former captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has rejoined the club, after three years in rugby union, where he played three tests for the All Blacks and two Super Rugby seasons with the Blues.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns to Mt Smart for Warriors pre-season training.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns to Mt Smart for Warriors pre-season training. Photo credit: NZ Warriors

He was recently with Auckland in the National Provincial Championship, before taking up his new deal back at the Warriors, where he played from 2016-21. 

During his previous stint, Tuivasa-Sheck, 30, became the first player from the Auckland club to win the Dally M Medal, as NRL Player of the Year.

After falling out of the Blues starting line-up and missing out on All Blacks selection for the Rugby World Cup, he decided to return to rugby league and rejoin the Warriors for another three years under new coach Andrew Webster.

When he announced his future plans in April, Tuivasa-Sheck admitted the Warriors success under Webster had played a major part in his decision. The rookie coach guided the club to the playoffs for the first time since 2018, ultimately falling a game short of the Grand Final.

"Andrew and the club's success at the moment definitely played a role in it," said Tuivasa-Sheck. "Those are Warriors and rugby league details I'll get to later on in the year, but I'd like to say the way the club are playing definitely helped in the decisionmaking."

The former fullback is expected to play in the centres, with Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad firmly established in the No.1 jersey.