Willie Poching

Player Info

Name
Willie Poching
Nickname
Blinky
Date of Birth
30/08/73
Height
183cm
Weight
103 kg
Nationality
  1. New Zealand
  2. Samoa
Current Status
Hull KR Assistant Coach
Warriors #
20
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
28th March 1995 vs Western Suburbs Magpies
Junior Club
Northcote Tigers, Marist Saints
Signed From
Brisbane Broncos
Position
  1. Second Row
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Poching
Former Warriors forward he was signed from the Brisbane Broncos junior after touring NZ with the Western Samoa team. He only played 2 games for the Warriors and wasnt re-signed after 1996. Also played for Hunslet in 1988 and Wakefield Trinity in 1999-01.

He also represented Western Samoa in the 1995 World Cup and Samoa in 2000. Poching moved to Leeds in 2002 and appeared in the 2003 English Challenge Cup Final. He was also a member of the Leeds team that won the 2004 English Super League grand final.

  • 1994 - Samoa TOA
  • 1995 - Played for Auckland Warriors, New Zealand
  • 1996 - Played for North Queensland Cowboys, Australia
  • 1997 - Played for Hunter Mariners, Australia
  • 1998 - Played for St George Dragons, Australia
  • 1999 - Played for Wakefield Trinity, England
  • 2002 - Played for Leeds Rhinos, England
  • 2004 - Super League Grand Final Champions
  • 2005 - New Zealand Kiwis
  • 2009 - Head Coach Samoa TOA
  • 2010 - Assistant Coach Warrington Wolves
  • 2014 - Assistant Coach Hull KR