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Immediate switch: Reece Walsh joins Warriors

The Warriors have confirmed the immediate signing of promising fullback Reece Walsh, after the 18-year-old was granted a release by the Brisbane Broncos.

Walsh last month signed a three-year contract with the Warriors to start in 2022, but will now join the club with immediate effect.

Walsh is set to train alongside Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck for a season before taking over the No.1 jersey when Tuivasa-Sheck departs for rugby union at the end of the season.

"We're delighted Reece can join us early," Warriors recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan said.

"That was always our hope and it was what Reece desperately wanted to do as well once he'd signed with us.

"It's a great outcome because it allows him to spend invaluable time with Roger [Tuivasa-Sheck] in his final season with us.

"Reece is really looking forward to working with Roger and learning all he can from one of the greatest fullbacks the game has ever seen.

"Roger in turn can't wait to train alongside Reece and mentor him."

Walsh has represented Queensland under-18s and the Australian Schoolboys, scoring a try and kicking six goals in the Australian Schoolboys' 36-20 win over the Junior Kiwis in 2019.