Roger Tuivasa-Sheck linked with return to rugby league after just two appearances for the All Blacks

Former New Zealand international Roger Tuivasa-Sheck could be making a return to the 13-man code after a spell in Rugby Union with the Blues.

The 2018 Dally M Medal winner could be set for a move back to the NRL after failing to get sufficient game time on the recent All Blacks’ tour.

Tuivasa-Sheck earned his New Zealand call up in his maiden Super Rugby campaign, however, he has only appeared twice for the All Blacks, both off the bench.

The 29-year-old started his league career at the Roosters, staying there for four seasons before signing with the New Zealand Warriors for 2016.

There, he scored 30 tries in 111 games and became the first Warriors player to win the Dally M Medal.

Tuivasa-Sheck also made 20 appearances for the New Zealand Kiwis international squad.

Now, reports in Australia are that the fullback could have at least one NRL offer on the table for 2023, one of which could be his former club, Sydney Roosters.

Sir John Kirwan brought up the topic on Sky’s ‘The Breakdown’ show on Sunday night.

“Little whisper is that there is a contract on the table for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck back at the [Sydney] Roosters”

When asked about the rumoured contract offer on, Ex-All Black Jeff Wilson said he would be disappointed if the offer was true.

“I can understand there’s frustration around this. We certainly haven’t seen the best of him on a rugby field yet because he hasn’t had the opportunity.”

It’s safe to say that All Blacks fans would not want to see the 29-year-old leave the 15-man game, but after just 17 appearances this season, Tuivasa-Sheck will want to be playing regular football whether it be league or union.

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