Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jolly Roger's a Real Rising Star

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jolly Roger's a Real Rising Star

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YOUNG Kiwi winger Roger Tuivasa-Sheck goes into battle against Australia at Old Trafford hoping to add to his tally of eight tries.

Tuivasa-Sheck, 20, has made a huge impact in his first tournament, scoring in every match for New Zealand, including two in each of his last three games.

The Roosters star helped put England to the sword in an epic semi- final at Wembley last weekend.

"It's fantastic to have made a World Cup final," he said. "It's something that comes around once in a lifetime.

"The semi-final was good, I loved every moment of it.

"It was scary at times, it was a crazy atmosphere, we couldn't hear our calls, we couldn't hear what the boys were saying, so we just used body language.

"I was lucky to be at the end of two structured plays and I was happy to score.

"My first try was unbelievable.

Dean Whare had some magic and it fell to me, and luckily I was there. …

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