Harris bringing skills to NZ league
Tohu Harris is one of the new faces in the new look 2018 NZ Warriors who are kicking into their preseason for the fast approaching NRL season.
The Heretaunga-born utility is excited about his new club and bringing with him the experiences and learnings he picked up at the Melbourne Storm.
“It's been a tough preseason but we're actually looking forward to putting the jersey on when the games start.”
Harris grew up in Hastings but for the past ten or so years, he's been putting in work abroad for the Melbourne Storm.
It was over there where he reached the pinnacle of the NRL and started a family.
It’s an experience, which he says helped him to mature.
“It was a big learning curve going from growing up in Hastings, a small town, living in the big city and meeting my wife and starting a family there. It's big sort of learning curve, or growing phase, for me. Yeah, just being a part of that club just was something I’ll always be grateful for. It's taught me a lot of lessons, lessons that I’ll try and continue on in my career.”
He's recently moved back to NZ and despite being a newbie to this side; he isn't a newbie to this kind of work.
“It’s a big change. It's been a hard a change for me and my family but you know it's one we're really keen to get right. We're happy to be here.”
He's among a contingent of new faces like Adam Blair, Peta Hiku and Leivaha Pulu, who is putting out the quality expected, says Coach Stephen Kearney.
“Tohu has come off the back of two grand finals and Blake’s played in a grand final a year ago, in the finals last year. Blair he's played in prelim finals, and the grand final, back to back. So, they bring a different mindset.
Meanwhile, preseason kicks off in Rotorua on the 17th of February.