Michael Witt

Player Info

Name
Michael Witt
Nickname
Wittdog
Date of Birth
01/01/84
Place of Birth
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Height
180cm
Weight
88 kg
Nationality
Australia
Current Status
Director/ Owner of Witt Bros Developments
Status Link
http://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/2015-where-are-they-now.40187/page-10#post-492818
Warriors #
134
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
17th March 2007 vs Parramatta Eels
Junior Club
Newtown Lions
Signed From
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Position
Five Eighth, Halfback
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Witt
Having played at a number of clubs as a journeyman he would sign a 3 year deal for the Warriors. He would play five-eight with Grant Rovelli in the halves and also was the Warriors first choice goal kicker. His goal kicking was at the time one of the most accurate in the competition.

Witts most memorable moment with the Warriors, and one of the clubs biggest moments, was during the Qualifying Final against the Melbourne Storm at Melbourne. Few gave the eighth-placed Warriors much hope against the minor premiers, especially as no eighth team had ever beaten first since the McIntyre system was introduced in 1999. However the Warriors fought all the way, and with just minutes remaining only trailed 14-15. Suddenly Manu Vatuvei made a break down field, finding Witt in support who taunted the Melbourne defenders by waving the ball in the air before placing it down to give the Warriors a shock 18-15 win.

The following season Witt was released by the Warriors in favour of Joel Moon and he ended up switching codes and signing for Otago Rugby Union.
  • 2003–2004 Parramatta Eels
  • 2005–2006 Manly-Warringah
  • 2007–2009 NZ Warriors
  • 2009 Otago RU
  • 2010–2011 Celtic Crusaders
  • 2012–2013 London Broncos
  • 2014- St George Illawarra

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