Former NRL star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has spoken publicly about his move to the Blues for the first time since moving from rugby to rugby union. Tuivasa-Sheck has conquered the attention of fans and the media ahead of the new Super Rugby Pacific campaign after announcing last February that he would be giving up his successful rugby league career and trying XV Man. Rugby Fans can buy Rugby World Cup 2023 Tickets from our website.
A place in 2023 All Blacks Rugby World Cup roster will certainly be the ultimate objective of Tuivasa-Sheck’s efforts, but the 28-year-old has declined to say he wants to play next year’s World cup in France.
He has also not indicated that he wants to be with the All Blacks for next year’s Rugby World Cup 2023. Instead, the 2018 Dally M Medalist focuses on the here and now as he organizes for his first football game since high school.
“I think it’s too early for me,” Tuivasa-Sheck told reporters on Thursday whether he still considers himself a union player.
“Until I tie my shoelaces and run out of my tan, I keep telling myself that it won’t feel official. Right now I feel like I’m just a rookie and I’m learning with everyone around me.”
These observations show that Tuivasa-Sheck is well aware of the challenges he faces in the highly anticipated transcoding.
Despite all the honors and achievements he has had during his illustrious competitive career, the 2013 NRL champion understands that becoming a successful union player requires a major adjustment in his skills.
For appetizers, having not played the sport since he was a New Zealand School and Blues U18 representative in 2011, it is a huge hurdle to understand how the union has changed during Tuivasa-Sheck’s absence.
“It was fun. To be honest, it’s very different to get to this level,” said Tuivasa-Sheck.
“Playing return in school is different. It’s hard to bring the kind of skills I had in high school back to this level. The other hard part is probably trying to break my competitive habits in this environment.”
Then there’s the task of adapting to one of the most visible aspects of the league that is completely absent from the league.