Dally M Winner Roger Tuivasa-Sheck : “We just stared at the wall for a bit”
Fresh from his from his Dally M medal win, Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck caught up with Mark Levy and Mark Riddell on the breakfast show this morning, still in a slight state of shock.
Winning the NRL’s player of the Year was a first for Tuivasa-Sheck, edging out Kalyn Ponga and Luke Brooks for the gong, and the first for a Warriors player.
When asked if it has all sunk in, the humble NZ star says winning the Dally M is “real crazy, it’s still sinking in, me having these phone calls and interviews, it’s been grounding … but there’s still a lot of hard work to go.”
After overcoming a season-ending ACL injury in 2016, the star fullback has bounced back to unbelievable form.
When asked if he ever thought he’d ever take out NRL’s top honour, Tuivasa-Sheck replied “things weren’t going so well tearing my ACL and to come back from injury I never would have thought I would get to this.”
So did he party hard afterwards? No, the superstar says he and his dad walked quietly back to their hotel room contemplating his win and stared at the wall for a bit. They then proceeded to order every dessert from the room service menu.
Roger is currently in rehab, recovering from surgery on his left knee following an injury he picked up against the Panthers during the elimination finals two weeks ago.
The 25 year old is looking forward to making a full recovery to be ready for the 2019 NRL season.
Listen to the full interview below –