Harris to join Warriors, Tuivasa-Sheck named skipper


Tohu Harris will join New Zealand Warriors from NRL rivals Melbourne Storm next year and Stephen Kearney has named Roger Tuivasa-Sheck as captain.

New Zealand back-rower Harris is return to his homeland on a four-year deal from 2018 after playing over 100 games for the Storm since making his debut four years ago.

Harris said: "I've had a great time with the Storm and I owe them so much for what they've done for me.

"Coming home to play for the Warriors is a fantastic opportunity, though. The club has a great roster with so many Kiwi boys there and being back in New Zealand closer to family is a big attraction."

Warriors head coach Kearney has also given Tuivasa-Sheck the role as skipper after Ryan Hoffman led the side last year, with Simon Mannering named as vice-captain.

Kearney said: "These are critical decisions we've made in the club's best interests for not just this season but also for our future,

"We've given the captaincy a lot of thought throughout the off-season before reaching this point.

"Roger offers all the qualities we want from our players. He is a true professional in the way he goes about all he does, providing a wonderful example for players to follow. He's also one of our leaders and has many years left in the game.

"Simon will give him the support he needs as vice-captain. It's important to have him in the role because he epitomises everything our club stands for."