Tuivasa-Sheck rumours scotched

03 February 2018 01:27:57 GMTPlus10

Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck isn't about to switch codes to rugby union, insists his agent.

Reports have suggested the Kiwis star is looking to move to the 15-man game in time for next year's Rugby World Cup.

It's been suggested by one source a deal with New Zealand Rugby was "all but done" which would see him move across Auckland to link up with the Blues.

There have been other clubs that have registered interest, but we're just not ready to talk.

Bruce Sharrock

But NZR sources have said no discussions had been held, and the fullback would have to take a pay cut to join the code.

And Tuivasa-Sheck's manager Bruce Sharrock said: "It's another case of journalistic sensationalism and this is one of the reasons why we don't speak to people. I can tell you categorically, I've not even spoken to the Blues."

The 24-year-old is off contract with the Warriors at the end of the NRL season, but Sharrock says there's so far been no contact with any other club about where he'll play from next year.

Tuivasa-Sheck was evaluating all the issues before making a decision, he added, and while it was high on their list of priorities to speak to the Warriors they had not done so yet.

"There have been other clubs that have registered interest, but we're just not ready to talk. In order to get any deal done, you've got to have two parties that are willing to bring it to a head," said Sharrock.

Tuivasa-Sheck played rugby while at Otahuhu College and was a 2011 New Zealand schools representative before linking up with Sydney Roosters in the NRL.

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