Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wins player of the year award

Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has won the club's NRL player of the year award for the second straight year at last night's awards ceremony in Auckland.

Tuivasa-Sheck, 25, is the inaugural winner of the Simon Mannering medal, with the award being renamed in honour of the retiring club legend Mannering.

The Warriors captain is the fourth player to win the award more than once, with Mannering winning the award five times and former Warriors players Steve Price and Ben Matulino winning the award twice.

Tuivasa-Sheck also won the People’s Choice award, decided by the public.

Warriors player of the year and the winner of the inaugural "Simon Mannering Medal" Roger Tuivasa-Sheck pictured with Simon Mannering. Vodafone Warriors Annual Awards night. Sky City, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 2 September 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz
Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wins player of the year award at Warriors awards ceremony. Source: Photosport

The Warriors are set to travel to Sydney to take on the Penrith Panthers in their first play-off game. It is the first time the New Zealand club has reached the NRL finals since 2011.

Tuivasa-Sheck has made over 4058 metres during this season NRL competition, averaged about 184 metres per game and made 1093 post-contact metres.

He is also a contender for the prestigious Dally M Award for the NRL's player of the year, which will be announced later this month before the grand final.

WARRIORS AWARDS - 2018

Sir Peter Leitch Member of the Year: Jayden Penerata
People's Choice Award: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
ISP Team Man of the Year: James Bell
NRL Rookie of the Year: Isaiah Papali'i
Club Person of the Year: Laurie Hale
Canterbury of NZ Clubman of the Year: Blake Green
ISP Player of the Year: James Bell
NRL Player of the Year (Simon Mannering Medal): Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
NRL Premiership rugby league. Vodafone Warriors v Canberra Raiders. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Friday 31 August 2018. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz
Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in action during his side's NRL clash against the Canberra Raiders. Source: Photosport