1997

  1. mt.wellington

    General Auckland/New Zealand Warriors Autographs

    Auckland/New Zealand Warriors Autographs Just gonna slowly work on this in my spare time. I will create another thread for those that want to contribute pics or want to ask questions about signed memorabilia...
  2. 1997 Colts Jersey

    1997 Colts Jersey

    Warriors Colts were sponsored by Coca-Cola and included future Warriors players like Monty Betham, Ali Lauitiiti and Warangi Koopu. Only jerseys out there were player issue or match worn. These werent available for general sale. The jersey photo used here doesnt have the sleeve sponsor on it...
  3. 1997 Special Jersey

    1997 Special Jersey

    This jersey was worn Round 8 against the Bulldogs. As far as I know it was worn only once. Never sold to the general public. Only player issue. This jersey is about as rare as any of the rarest Warriors jerseys. I didnt even know this jersey existed until I chance on some match photos. I have...
  4. 1997 Home/Away Jersey

    1997 Home/Away Jersey

    Warriors would disband from the ARL and join the News Limited run Super League competition. Super League saw the introduction of a generic design by Nike that would only differ in club colours. There was only one jersey for both home and away fixtures with the only difference being the colour of...
  5. Jerry Seuseu

    Jerry Seuseu

    A Mangere East Hawks junior, Seuseu represented the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 and 1996 before joining the Auckland Warriors where he was named Reserve Grader of the Year in 1997 in a side that lost the Reserve Grade Grand Final. Seuseu then became a stalwart in the New...
  6. David Bailey

    David Bailey

    First played professional footy with Rochdale. Came back to NZ and spent the 1994 season playing for Waitakere City in the Lion Red Cup. Signed and played for the Wakefield Trinity before signing with the Warriors. He would only play 3 games for the Warriors. 1991–1994 Rochdale Hornets...
  7. Aaron Whittaker

    Aaron Whittaker

    Born in Auckland but raised in Christchurch. Part of the Canterbury team coached by Frank Endacott that dominated local league in the early 90's. Was signed by the Steelers in 1992 where he played 3 games before returning to NZ to play for Canterbury. Went to England for 2 seasons before...
  8. Lee Oudenryn

    Lee Oudenryn

    Made his debut for the Eels shortly after his switch from playing soccer. A noted speedster, Oudenryn gained a reputation as the fastest player in rugby league when he defeated Great Britain winger Martin Offiah, generally regarded at the time to be the fastest player, by half a metre in a...
  9. Meti Noovao

    Meti Noovao

    A classy, consistent footballer, Noovao captained the Colts in 1995 and played anywhere from halfback to center. he proved that he was even more versatile in 1996, making the transition into the forwards at times and showing good form at hooker when required. A capable left-footed goalkicker...
  10. Paul Staladi

    Paul Staladi

    Came up through the Warriors system from 1995. Made his debut in 1997 where he played 4 games. Signed for Warrington Wolves for the 1999 season but because he only played 11 games for the Warriors in 1998 he wasnt eligible for a work Visa. Signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2000...
  11. Shane Endacott

    Shane Endacott

    Endacott was a junior in the Canterbury Rugby League competition, representing Papanui and Sydenham. He played for the Canterbury Cardinals in the new Lion Red Cup in 1994. During this time he studied at the University of Canterbury, gaining a Bachelor of Science degree. Endacott moved to...
  12. Steve Buckingham

    Steve Buckingham

    Started at Glenora Bears before a match payment dispute saw him play for Mt Albert. Used for 2 games with the Auckland Warriors as injury cover. Now coaches the Mt Albert Premier side in the Fox Memorial. 1997 Auckland Warriors 2003 New Zealand A 2004 New Zealand A Captain
  13. Logan Swann

    Logan Swann

    Logan Swann was signed in 1994 as a Warriors development player. He played Warriors Colts in 1995 and Warriors Reserves in 1996. He was selected by his Reserves coach Frank Endicott, who was also coaching the Kiwis, to represent his country in 1996. He stayed with the Warriors for seven...
  14. Grant Young

    Grant Young

    Auckland prop played lower grades with the Roosters in the early 1990s before signing with the newly promoted South Queensland Crushers in the club’s debut season. Young was mainly used from the interchange bench in 1995 but made his Test debut against Papua New Guinea the following year before...
  15. Matthew Ridge

    Matthew Ridge

    Deadly-accurate goal-kicker came from NZ 's junior All Black ranks to play with Manly in 1990. Ridge impressed immediately at fullback and within six first grade matches, he was playing for NZ in a qualifying World Cup match against Great Britain. One of the most consistent goal-kickers in the...
  16. Bryan Henare

    Bryan Henare

    Played 22 games for the Auckland Warriors. The Former junior Kiwi played for St Helens in the 44-6 loss to Melbourne in the World Club Challenge in January 2000. Henare later played for Oldham, Leigh and Featherstone Rovers in the second tier Northern Ford premiership in England. 1995 - New...
  17. Brady Malam

    Brady Malam

    In 1996 he made his ARL debut for the Auckland Warriors. He was a key part of the 1996 team that made the Reserve Grade Grand Final. He was also named Development Player of the Year. He went on to play 55 games for the Warriors, both from the bench and starting at prop. In 1997, during the Super...
  18. Anthony Swann

    Anthony Swann

    Swann's career started with the Waitakere City Raiders in the 1994 Lion Red Cup, before he signed with the Auckland Warriors, joining there reserve grade side. He made the Warriors' first grade side in 1996 and played 36 times for the club. He was a New Zealand representative in 1996, playing in...
  19. Iva Ropati

    Iva Ropati

    Otahuhu winger/centre played in 3 Tests for NZ in 1993 before coming to Parramatta Eels. Iva Ropati, the brother of Joe and Tea Ropati, had an uneventful career with the Warriors but also played for Featherstone Rovers (1989-90 and 1993-95), Mangere East (NZ, 1990-91), Sheffield Eagles (1991-92)...
  20. Awen Guttenbeil

    Awen Guttenbeil

    Auckland backrower represented Tonga in 1995’s World Cup competition before being graded with the Warriors. Guttenbeil was chased by several professional clubs after an Auckland Development Tour of Australia in 1993 and ended up moving to Sydney at the age of 17 to sign for the Manly-Warringah...
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