Jersey Info

Jersey Name
1997 Warriors Colts Jersey
Year/s Jersey Active
  1. 1997
Jersey Type
  1. Reserve Grade Home
  2. Reserve Grade Away
Jersey Supplier
Nike
Left Breast Sponsor
Nike
Main Jersey Sponsor
Coca-Cola
Sleeve Sponsor
Coca-Cola
Upper Back Sponsor
Nike
Front Collar Sponsor
Super League
Rarity
Very Rare
1997 Warriors Colts Jersey

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Jersey Name 1997 Warriors Colts Jersey
Year/s Jersey Active1997
Jersey Type Reserve Grade Home/Reserve Grade Away
Jersey Supplier Nike
Left Breast Sponsor Nike
Main Jersey Sponsor Coca-Cola
Sleeve Sponsor Coca-Cola
Upper Back Sponsor Nike
Front Collar Sponsor Super League
Rarity Very Rare

Ali Lauitiiti 1997 Reserve Grade

Warriors Colts, or Warriors U19s or Warriors Coca-Cola Colts, were sponsored by Coca-Cola and included future Warriors players like Ali Lauitiit, Warangi Koopu and Monty Betham who captained the side from the halves.

Ali Lauitiiti 1997 Reserve Grade 1

The team would win the Mel Meninga Cup Minor Premiership before losing in the Grand Final to the Penrith Panthers. This would make the team the first team to win any silverware in the clubs history.

97 Reserve Grade

The Warrior U19 squad were:

Joe Galuvao (Manurewa)
David Mu (Marist Saints)
Steve Murray (Northland)
Odell Manuel (Otahuhu)
Daylan Waetford (Northland)
Mark Fakahua (Mangere East)
Junior Lemafa (Otahuhu)
Tai Savea (Mangere East)
Peter Lewis (Upper Hutt)
Mark Paasi (New Lynn)
Brett Taylor (Halswell, Christchurch)
Mark Leafa (Otahuhu)
Monty Betham (Papatoetoe)
Kurt Bredenbeck (Otahuhu)
Channareth Ly (Papatoetoe)
Anthony Clyde (Northland)
Steve Bates (New Lynn)
David Solomona (Richmond)
Pewhairangi Jones (Hornby, Christchurch)
Marsh Ihaka (Mangere East)
Jade Wakely (Manawatu)
Lee Wetherill (Marist Saints)
Shane Beyers (Halswell, Christchurch)
Wairangi Koopu (Waikato)
Filimone Lolohea (Ellerslie)
Kyle Leuluai (Mt Wellington)
Jonathan Smith (Mangere East)
Ali Lauitiiti (Mangere East)
Fale (Freddy) Falemoe

Coach: John Ackland
Manager: Kevin Hawkins

1997 Colts David Solomona

PLAYERS JERSEYS

Only jerseys out there were player issue or match worn. These werent available for general sale.

As with the 1st Grade jerseys you will find examples of jerseys with and without the Telstra Cup badge over the left breast. Also common is the peeling and flaking of all heat pressed sponsors logos and numbers.

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These jerseys with the Coca-Cola sponsorship are extremely rare and I only know of 6 that still exist with one being in the Mad Butchers collection i the East Stand of Mt Smart and another hanging in the Otahuhu Rugby League clubrooms...

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