The NRL quickly ruled out using a slush fund to stop New Zealand superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck from finishing the game at the end of the season to pursue his All Blacks dream / p>

Tuivasa-Sheck is set to deal with the Warriors and give himself 18 months to represent his country at the 2023 Rugby World Cup

The warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is due to leave the club and code by the end of the yearCredit: Getty

Given the reputation and popularity of Tuivasa-Sheck on both sides of the Tasman, this is a major blow to the game

The Herald covered the Nr I weighed a shock code switch last August, and the Auckland Blues had gone out of their way to measure its interest

Former NRL chief Dave Smith once stated he would rely on a war chest to “attract and keep marquee players” and while it has never been used, Tuivasa-Sheck is a headline headline that goes perfectly with that bill fits

Andrew Abdo, CEO of NRL, told the Herald on Thursday night that while he was hoping Tuivasa-Sheck would stay in the rugby league there would be no financial incentives from headquarters to convince him to stay

“Firstly, we don’t have a slush fund and, secondly, there is no politics,” Abdo said

“The salary cap is in place for a reason to ensure that no club receives an unfair advantage”

“I totally agree with you that we want the best athletes to play rugby, and Roger is a great athlete

“But ultimately, each player will make their own decision about what to do Sometimes it’s financially motivated and sometimes it’s not”

“We’d love if Roger played rugby forever, but there are currently no plans for the NRL to set up a slush fund”It’s not on our agenda

“The ARL commission is always looking for ways to improve the game and it appeals to the fans If there is a way to attract and keep athletes we will look at that, but it always has to be fair and there will be no exceptions for some athletes and not for others

Tuivasa-Sheck was unsure last year about a potential second NRL season outside of his young family due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Warriors have given Tuivasa-Sheck permission to negotiate with rugby clubs in recent months News Limited reported Thursday night that it will be ready by the end of the 2021 NRL season before making the leap, most likely to the Auckland Blues

The 27-year-old was an inspiration to rival fans last season as he continued to target the Warriors who settled on the Central Coast

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wants to realize his 2023 World Cup dream with the All BlacksCredit: Getty Images

They will end in Tamworth next week before heading back to the Central Coast, where Tuivasa-Sheck is expected to be accompanied by his family

Cameron George, CEO of Warriors, and Bruce Sharrock, manager of Tuivasa-Sheck, could not be reached for comment on Thursday evening, New Zealand coach Nathan Brown will only work with his best and most popular player for one more season

“It’s definitely a lot easier this time around because it’s planned,” Tuivasa-Sheck told the Warriors website about life on the street this month,

“My family will be here in February when we make our second move to our next location” ⁣

Tuivasa-Sheck won the Dally M in 2018, which included an inspiring Haka performance by the proud kiwis Issac Luke and Jazz Tevaga

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