Brown desires Walsh and Turner at Warriors


The Warriors are hopeful that teenage rookie Reece Walsh can be a part of them in a matter of days, whereas nonetheless being assured he can preserve the utility Paul Turner, who has rejected an preliminary commerce take care of Brisbane.

The participant swap appeared set to go forward, however Turner’s administration dominated on Tuesday they could not comply with the phrases and Walsh’s departure was placed on ice.

Warriors coach Nathan Brown has stated he desires Walsh on board to spend as a lot time as doable working with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck earlier than the code from the famous person’s again goes to the union of rugby on the finish of the season.

However though Turner was provided by the Warriors, Brown nominated him to an prolonged bench for his or her Friday night time conflict with Manly at Central Coast Stadium, in search of to encourage the gifted rookie to stick with the membership.

Turner, 20, has solely performed one sport within the NRL, coming off the bench at half-back within the Warriors’ spherical 15 victory over Canterbury final yr, regardless of being at dwelling as properly. on the again or 5 eighths.

“Pauli’s coach requested if we might let him go and I wasn’t actually that enthusiastic about that as a result of he is a gifted participant and we wish to preserve him if we might,” stated Brown.

“I hope that no matter occurs, Reece can be right here for the subsequent few days and in an excellent world, Pauli will stick with us.

“If Pauli chooses that there’s a higher alternative with Brisbane that might play out as properly, then I am not 100% certain.

“Pauli is in our squad of 21 this week and could be very near enjoying for us.”

Ryan Papenhuyzen’s rise from Melbourne underneath the management of full-back famous person Billy Slater is a relationship Brown wish to see develop between 18-year-old Walsh and Tuivasa-Sheck.

“The great golf equipment … once they lose a participant like Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, they’ve somebody who goes via their system to interchange them,” Brown stated.

“For us, Reece comes right here and has a season with us earlier than absolutely taking on from Roger is vital.

“He is studying what we would like from him and what we want from him and we’re additionally studying quite a bit about him and he’ll carry very completely different abilities to Roger.”



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