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The Warriors are keen to get their hands on Broncos young gun Reece Walsh before he begins his contract with the club next year but coach Kevin Walters is refusing to budge.

Warriors utility back Hayze Perham's name has been mentioned as a possible player involved in a swap but there's been no discussion between the Warriors and Broncos about him.

It is understood the Warriors are open to the idea of allowing one of their contracted players to join Brisbane this year if the Broncos agree to release Walsh, who has signed a long-term deal to replace rugby-bound skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck at fullback, starting in 2022.

Walters said on Friday there were no plans "at the moment" to allow Walsh to walk early.

"We will look at it over the weekend, but we feel Reece will add some value to our side this year, he is a good young player and we had every intention of playing him this year in the NRL," he said.

"We will look at it over the weekend, but we feel Reece will add some value to our side this year, he is a good young player and we had every intention of playing him this year in the NRL.

Warriors utility back Hayze Perham.
Warriors utility back Hayze Perham. ©Gregg Porteous/NRL Photos

"Even though he has signed with another club, my intention is to keep him here. We will need him as the season goes on."

Tuivasa-Sheck on Thursday said he had played a part in getting Walsh to sign on the dotted line with the Warriors.

"I had a coffee with him and he seems like a real down-to-earth person and that is a good value straight away," Tuivasa-Sheck said of the 18-year-old Queensland junior representative.

"I think he's going to do really well here, especially with the pack we have now.

"He's young, he's got some young players around him and he's got young halves that he can grow with at this club. There are a group of players here who are in their mid-20s and under who can grow with him."

Asked why he believed joining Warriors was a good career move for Walsh, Tuivasa-Sheck said: "Because it's heading in a really good direction, especially with the people that have come on board – players and staff-wise".

Walters's main focus right now is getting his team's first win of the year when they host fellow winless team Canterbury on Saturday night.

Tom Dearden has been recalled to Brisbane's squad with the young playmaker set to assume a bench utility role at Suncorp Stadium.

Dearden trained at dummy-half during Friday's captain's run and will come onto the interchange at the expense of John Asiata, who is being rested due to his neck complaint.

"We just felt that John Asiata needs a bit of a rest and Tom is the ideal player to come in as he covers a few positions," Walters said.

"It depends on the game and the situation, we’ll get him on the field and let him play his game his game.  He likes running the ball, kicking the ball and he supports well and he’s strong in defence, so it’s a good opportunity for him.

"He could spend time in the halves or he could spend some time at hooker as well and give Jake Turpin a rest because he’s got through a lot of work in the past few weeks – he just brings some good options to our team coming off the interchange."

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