Tigers gun’s huge family sacrifice; Roosters’ ‘special’ cross-code recruit — Transfer Whispers
The Sydney Roosters have pulled off a huge coup, signing a New Zealand rugby union prospect on a development deal.
According to WWOS, Kiwi officials are furious with the Tricolours after they were able to lure 20-year-old Tavita Henare-Schuster across the ditch.
Henare-Schuster reportedly fits a similar mould to the Roosters prized talent, Joseph Suaalii.
According to Henare-Schuster’s manager Adrian Lepou, it took only 15 minutes for Roosters officials to decide they wanted to recruit him.
“The rugby union people had developed Tavita over the past few years and knew they had something very special on their hands,” Lepou said.
“But at the end of the day, he wanted to try his hand at league and when the Roosters came calling, it was an easy decision.
“They played him in a trial before Christmas and after 15 minutes they took him off the field.
“When I asked them why, they said, ‘We’ve seen enough - we want him’.”