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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is no stranger to International football anymore.

For this very game last year Tuivasa-Sheck was selected as 18th man with many wondering when the young star with the lightening feet would finally get a chance to show what he’s got on the International stage.

Well answer was pretty simple. At the very next opportunity, that being the International World Cup, and we all know what happened there.

Long story short, despite losing the final and the man they call Dodge suffering an injury the youngster was clearly one of, if not the Kiwis best player throughout the tournament.

It’s scary to think just how much he can improve and how many games he could possibly play in the black and white jersey.

  “I’m really excited every time I get the chance to represent my country it’s an absolute honour and I hope to do my team mates, country, club and family proud on Friday night.”

“The buzz of playing in a test match is unreal, you know you’re out there playing with the best of the best and it’s a challenge I really look forward to.”

Looking at the two sides for Friday’s test, many have highlighted the overwhelming advantage in experience the Australian’s have  but the ever confident Tuivasa-Sheck was adamant the Kiwis would put up a fight.

“There is no doubt the Australian team are a great side, they always have a great team but I have full confidence in our abilities and we will give it nothing but our best.”

Whilst there is not as many Tricolours in the team as was expected, Tuivasa-Sheck said the three selected always enjoy the challenge of playing with and against each other.

“It’s always good to see the Roosters boys involved in test matches.”

“Sammy is good to have around in the camp here and Boyd will be great for the Aussies, he’s a great player and a great person to have in a team.”

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