Mataupu Poching

Player Info

Mataupu Poching
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
106 kg
New Zealand
Warriors #
Junior Club
Mangere East Hawks
Signed From
Mangere East Hawks
Wikipedia Page
Poching attended Aorere College and played for the Mangere East Hawks in the Auckland Rugby League competition. He also played for the Counties Manukau Jetz in the Bartercard Cup.

As a 19 year old he played in the NSWRL Premier League for the Auckland Lions in twenty matches before joining the Junior Warriors in 2008 with the creation of the Toyota Cup. He played in 24 of the teams 27 games and scored one try. This led to him being resigned for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

He joined the New Zealand Warriors senior side in 2009 but his season was hampered with injury. He made his first grade debut on the 15 May 2010, against the North Queensland Cowboys.

In 2011 he was named the Auckland Vulcans Player of the Year. He played in the French Elite One Championship for AS Carcassonne in 2012.

He played for the Counties Manukau Scorpions in the 2013 National Competition and in 2014 played in the NSW Cup for the New Zealand Warriors.
  • 2006 Junior Kiwi
  • 2007 New Zealand U18
  • 2010 New Zealand Warriors
  • 2012 AS Carcassonne

Item information

Added by
Last update

More in Former Players

  • Joseph Vuna
    Rep. Honours:NZ Secondary Schools, Counties Manukau Stingrays 17s
  • Sam Cook
    Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Cook is of Māori descent. Cook played...
  • Anthony Gelling
    Anthony Gelling (born 18 October 1990) is a New Zealand-Cook Islander...
  • James Bell
    'Jimmy' has come through the Vodafone Warriors' system, making his mark...
  • Tevita Satae
    Front rower Chris Satae is the latest player to come through local...

Share this item