Tuivasa-Sheck to play second-five for the Blues – FBC News

Blues coach Leon MacDonald has confirmed star “rookie” Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will play at second-five for the Auckland side this season.

MacDonald spoke to media yesterday at the Blues’ preseason training a month out from the inaugural Super Rugby Pacific season kicking off.

Tuivasa-Sheck, who signed with the Blues last year after swapping codes from rugby league, has been a point of interest for pundits heading into the season as questions swirled around where the playmaker would fit into the Blues’ backline.

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MacDonald quashed any rumours by confirming he intended to play the former Warriors captain at second-five.

Tuivasa-Sheck was named in the Blues’ midfield in the 2022 squad reveal in November alongside Tanielu Tele’a, Rieko Ioane, Corey Evans, and Tamati Tua.

Tuivasa-Sheck and the Blues open their season against Super Rugby newcomers Moana Pasifika on February 18 at his old home ground, Mt Smart Stadium.


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