Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2013.JPG
Personal information
Nickname Roger The Dodger, RTS
Born (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 24)
Apia, Samoa
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2012–15 Sydney Roosters 84 28 0 0 112
2016– New Zealand Warriors 21 6 0 0 24
Total 105 34 0 0 136
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–17 New Zealand 12 10 0 0 40
Source: [1]

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (born 5 June 1993) is a Samoan-born New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for, and captains, the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League. A New Zealand international representative fullback or winger, he previously played for the Sydney Roosters, with whom he won a premiership with in 2013.


Born in Apia, Samoa, Tuivasa-Sheck attended Otahuhu College in Auckland, where he played both rugby union and rugby league. Tuivasa-Sheck represented the New Zealand rugby union schoolboy team and captained Otahuhu College at the New Zealand Rugby League's Secondary Schools tournament in 2011 before being signed by the Sydney Roosters in October of that year.[2]

Tuivasa-Sheck is the older brother of Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck who plays for the Rooster's under-20s side.[3]

Playing career[edit]


Tuivasa-Sheck played for the Roosters' NYC team in 2012 and scored 9 tries in 12 games before moving on to their New South Wales Cup reserve-grade team. In round 21 of the 2012 NRL season, Tuivasa-Sheck made his NRL debut on the wing in the Roosters' 36-16 loss against the Gold Coast Titans at the SFS.[4] Tuivasa-Sheck finished his debut year with 6 matches. He was named at wing in the 2012 Toyota Cup Team of the Year.[5] In September, Tuivasa-Sheck was featured in an article listing the top ten upcoming talents of the NRL.[6]

On 2 October, Tuivasa-Sheck was named in the Junior Kiwis team to face the Junior Kangaroos.[7] He was named the New Zealand Rugby League's 2012 Junior of the Year.[8] On 21 December, Tuivasa-Sheck extended his contract for a further three years, keeping him at the Roosters till the end of the 2015 season.[9]


In round 4, against Parramatta Eels at the SFS, Tuivasa-Sheck scored his first tries in first grade completing a hat-trick in the Roosters' 50-0 win.[10] On 1 October, he was named Winger of the Year at the Dally M Awards.[11] On 6 October 2013, Tuivasa-Sheck was part of the team that beat the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 26-18 for the 2013 NRL Premiership.[12] Tuivasa-Sheck played in 25 matches and scored 9 tries for the Roosters in the 2013.

Playing for the Kiwis in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup,[13] Tuivasa-Sheck made his international debut against Samoa in the 42-24 win at Halliwell Jones Stadium.[14] In the final, against Australia, he injured his leg early in the match and the Kiwis lost 2-34 at Old Trafford.[15] Tuivasa-Sheck played 6 matches and scored 8 tries in the tournament.


Tuivasa-Sheck played on the wing for New Zealand in the 2014 Anzac Test, with the Kiwis losing 30-18.[16] He finished the Roosters' season with 7 tries from 26 matches.


In the pre-season, Tuivasa-Sheck played for the Roosters in the Auckland Nines.[17] On 8 April, he signed a 3-year contract with the New Zealand Warriors starting in 2016, replacing the departing Sam Tomkins.[18] On 3 May, he played for the Kiwis at fullback in their historic 2015 Anzac Test victory over Australia. It was only the Kiwis' second win in the 15 editions of the annual test-match since its introduction in 1997.[19] During the season, Tuivasa-Sheck ran a combined 5767 metres.[20] On 29 September, he was named the 2015 Dally M Fullback of the Year,[21] finishing his last year with the Roosters having played in all of their 27 matches and scoring 12 tries.[22] He returned to the Kiwis side at the end of the year to play in their tour of Great Britain.[23][24] He played in all 3 matches and scored 1 try against England in the Kiwis' 2-1 Baskerville Shield series loss.


In February, Tuivasa-Sheck played for the Warriors in the Auckland Nines.[25] In Round 1 of the season, he made his club debut for the Warriors against the Wests Tigers, playing at fullback in the Warriors' 26-34 loss at Campbelltown Stadium.[26] In round five, in his first game against his old club the Roosters, he combined with Tuimoala Lolohea to score the match-winning try that gave the Warriors a 32-28 victory in golden point.[27] In Round 7 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, he suffered a season ending ACL injury.[28] This meant he finished the 2016 season having played in 7 matches and scoring 1 try for the Warriors.[29]


On 1 February, new coach Stephen Kearney named Tuivasa-Sheck as the Warriors new captain.[30]

Personal life[edit]

In May 2015, Tuivasa-Sheck was first to the scene where a car crashed into a house near his home in the Sydney suburb of Botany. He rescued a man from the car, and stayed with the occupants of the house in question until medical services were able to arrive.[31]


  1. ^ "Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Kiwi coup: Roosters snap up star junior". 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  3. ^ "Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck". Roosters. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  4. ^ Ricketts, Steve (2012-07-28). "Gold Coast Titans move into the top eight with a 36-16 win against Sydney Roosters". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  5. ^ Toyota Cup Team of the Year. (21 August 2012). Retrieved on 2014-08-17.
  6. ^ The Top 10 Youngsters From The NRL You'd Like To See In Super League by Chris Taylor of Lifestyle Uncut. (23 September 2012). Retrieved on 2014-08-17.
  7. ^ Junior Kiwis squad announced. Retrieved on 17 August 2014.
  8. ^ Jeremy Smith named Kiwis' player of the year. 8 November 2012
  9. ^ "Roosters Sign Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Till 2016". The Australian. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  10. ^ "Roosters Hammer Pathetic Parramatta Eels 50-0". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  11. ^ "Storm Halfback Cooper Cronk Wins Dally M Medal for Rugby League Player of the Year". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  12. ^ "Roosters v Sea Eagles". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "Manu 'The Beast' Vatuvei Scores Three Tries as Kiwis Beat Samoa at Rugby League World Cup". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  15. ^ Bott, Richard. "Australia 34 New Zealand 2: Kangaroos crowned world champions". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  16. ^ "Kiwis Took It to Kangaroos in Friday's Test Match and We All Cared". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  17. ^ "ROOSTERS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-24. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  18. ^ "Roosters Star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Signs With Warriors". The Australian. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  19. ^ "New Zealand Kiwis claim third straight win over Australian Kangaroos for first time since 1953". Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  20. ^ "All Run Metres - Stats Leaders". Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  21. ^ "2015 Dally M Awards". Zero Tackle. 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  22. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  23. ^ "New Zealand 19-man squad named for first game". Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  24. ^ "Kiwis name squad for England tour". 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2015-12-20. 
  25. ^ "Warriors name 2016 Nines squad". Rugby League Week. 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  26. ^ "Tigers pip Warriors in incredible contest". Retrieved 2016-03-06. 
  27. ^ "NRL: Warriors win golden point stunner". New Zealand Herald. 3 April 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  28. ^ "Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to miss rest of NRL season with knee injury". 2016-04-18. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  29. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  30. ^ "Warriors name Roger Tuivasa-Sheck captain". 
  31. ^ Long, David (13 May 2015). "Kiwi NRL star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck pulls man out of car after it ploughs into house". Retrieved 13 May 2015. 

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