Titans target Roger Tuivasa-Sheck to replace Jarryd Hayne - report

Things could go from bad to worse for the Warriors, with captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck a high profile target for the Gold Coast Titans, the Daily Telegraph have reported.

Tuivasa-Sheck, 24, is wanted by the Titans after the release of superstar Jarryd Hayne - leaving the Gold Coast side with plenty of room on their salary cap to bring in a high profile player.

Contracted until the end of next season, the Warriors star fullback is able to negotiate with other clubs before his current deal expires.

A premiership winner with the Sydney Roosters in 2013, Tuivasa-Sheck has struggled with injuries during his time at the Warriors, although was voted the club's best player last season in what was ultimately a disappointing season.

Titans coach Garth Brennan told the Telegraph that he believed the club was an attractive proposition for any player, although did not mention Tuivasa-Sheck directly.

"The vision for Gold Coast Titans is bright," he said.

"We are a club very much on the up. We're not going to be a dumping ground for players other clubs don't want.

"There is a fair bit of money spend."

The Titans are also rumoured to be targeting North Queensland Cowboys playmaker Michael Morgan, and Roosters forward Boyd Cordner.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck heads towards the try line.
Vodafone Warriors v  Canberra Raiders. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 13 August 2017 © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz
Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck heads towards the try line against the Canberra Raiders. Source: Photosport


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Video: 'In a big way I'm proud' - RLWC hero Jason Taumalolo and team decked out in traditional dress for ceremony with Tongan king

Mate Ma'a Tonga star Jason Taumalolo was all smiles as he and his rugby league teammates arrived at the Royal Palace in Tonga today.

The team were presented with special awards by King Tupou VI today at the palace after their sensational dream run at this year's Rugby League World Cup tournament.

Taumalolo spoke to 1 NEWS before the award ceremony and said he was eager to meet the Tongan king.

"Pretty excited," said Taumalolo.

The 24-year-old admitted he was still hurting after his side's RLWC exit but was happy with his team's efforts.

"Disappointed that we lost but in a big way I'm proud of how the boys played and how we brought not only Tongans in Tonga but Tongans everywhere and all over the world together.

"So pretty happy with that."

The Tongan RLWC team were presented special awards from King Tupou VI for their contribution to sports. Source: 1 NEWS

The King invested the players with an award of the Royal Orders at a ceremony held at the Royal Palace today.

The Tongan league team were knocked out of the Rugby League World Cup tournament after their 20-18 semi-final loss to England at Mount Smart Stadium last Saturday.

The Tongan league players were given a huge welcome as they arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport in Tonga. Source: 1 NEWS

Hundreds of fans turned out dressed in red to welcome home their RLWC team. Source: 1 NEWS

Officially it was a protest, but Tonga fans were certainly celebrating they RLWC team’s effort in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

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The star forward was all smiles as he and his teammates arrived at the Royal Palace. Source: 1 NEWS


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Watch: Mate Ma'a Tonga stars Tui Lolohea, David Fusitu'a greeted by hundreds of excited fans at Airport in Tonga

Mate Ma'a Tonga players were given a huge welcome yesterday afternoon by hundreds of their passionate fans as they arrived at the Fua'amotu International Airport in Tonga.

Current NRL Warriors winger David Fusitu'a and former Warriors players Tuimoala Lolohea and Siliva Havili were among the Tongan players that arrived yesterday afternoon in Nuku'alofa.

Hundreds of fans turned out dressed in red to welcome home their RLWC team. Source: 1 NEWS

Today the rugby league team will be presented with special awards by King Tupou VI for their contribution to sports.

The King will invest the players with an award of the Royal Orders in a ceremony at the Royal Palace.

It's also a national holiday.

The Tongan league team were knocked out of the Rugby League World Cup tournament after their 20-18 semi-final loss to England at Mount Smart Stadium last Saturday.

The Tongan centre said he's proud of what the team achieved on and off the field. Source: 1 NEWS

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The Tongan league players were given a huge welcome as they arrived at Fua'amotu International Airport in Tonga. Source: 1 NEWS


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