Warriors to return to Aotearoa for emotional return match to farewell Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Headlines 09/06/2021

The Warriors are giving Kiwi fans the chance to watch the boys play live for the first time in nearly two years, it also gives home fans a chance to farewell club legend RTS.

Club CEO Cameron George announced today that the round 22 clash against the Bulldogs will be played at Mt Smart.

This comes as a welcome relief for fans after the team spent 2020 and all of this season in Australia due to COVD-19 travel restrictions.

In a club statement, George said it was great to be able to have the game in place. The chance to honour Tuivasa-Sheck before his move to rugby union provides an added bonus.

"This is going to be one of the biggest and certainly most emotional days in our great club’s history," he said.

"We are all so excited knowing we are finally set to see the Warriors, sponsors, families, members and fans coming together for a game day like no other on August 15.

"There’s no doubt these will be the hottest tickets in town. What we want now is to see Mount Smart Stadium packed to the rafters to support the team and to farewell Roger.

"The club as a whole has made huge sacrifices to keep the competition going during the COVID-19 pandemic but it’s our families, members and fans back home in New Zealand who have suffered the most through not being able to connect with their team. Their continued support and patience has been incredible.

"Our special thanks go to the NRL for providing ongoing support. We can’t say enough about what they’ve done for us over the last two seasons."

The Warriors also announced that tickets for the match will go on sale for members from 3pm on Thursday.