Warriors star eyeing shock return as Queensland clubs circle

Warriors young gun Reece Walsh is reportedly “unsettled” at the New Zealand club and is eyeing a return to Queensland.

Currently based in Redcliffe this season due to Covid restrictions, Walsh could remain in the sunshine state after 2022 according to The Daily Telegraph.

The 19-year-old is yet to seek an official release but multiple sources have said the prized fullback is feeling “uneasy” at the Warriors and it is inevitable that Walsh and his family will return to a Queensland club.

A return to his former club Brisbane is reportedly Walsh’s preferred destination but the Dolphins are currently favourites to secure his signature.

While Walsh will remain a Warrior in 2022, speculation surrounding his early move back to Queensland for family reasons continues to swirl within NRL clubs.

The young fullback has two years left on his current deal with a clause in his favour for 2024.

Pre-season has been hard for the New Zealand players, especially Walsh who has been pushed with the club knowing he is a significant factor in their success this season.

The Titans may be another option considering Kevin Walters told him he would be held back from playing first grade during his time at the Broncos.

Walsh and the Warriors will play out of Redcliffe this season due to a 10-day quarantine period for travellers moving between New Zealand and Australia, making it difficult for teams to play in Auckland.

Hopefully, the New Zealand club can return to Auckland next season but Walsh may not follow suit.

After making his debut in round seven last year, the talented fullback became an integral figure in the side, even prompting star Roger Tuivasa Sheck to move positions to accommodate him.

Walsh was picked for Queensland in game two of Origin but didn’t play due to a leg injury, such was his impact in only a short time.

Source: foxsports.com.au