The Warriors are trumpeting a signing coup, staving off interest from rugby union to secure 18-year-old Rocco Berry – the son of 1986 and ’93 All Black Marty Berry – on a four-year contract.
“He’s got some really good attributes on and off the field, you’ve only got to talk to him for five minutes to know he’s been raised in a very good environment,” Warriors chief executive Cameron George told Stuff.
“It’s very exciting we’ve been able to secure a son of an All Black into our league family. We do know that he was heavily chased by a number of rugby league and rugby clubs and to get his signature is certainly a massive privilege for our club.”
NZ Warriors signed a kid named Rocco Berry.
— The Niche Cache (@thenichecache) July 24, 2019
A tall fullback/winger in the 15-a-side code, Berry junior appears to boast pace, great footy instincts and brilliant ball skills.
To see what all the fuss is about, check out his highlights for Wellington college St Pat’s Silverstream 1st XV last year…then try to temper your excitement.