1999

  1. Player John Simon

    John Simon *moved off topic posts to form this thread You have a selective memory Bruce. John Simon played very well for the Warriors during the short time he was here.
  2. 1999 Home/Away Jersey

    1999 Home/Away Jersey

    1999 season would see new owners and a new major sponsor at the Warriors. First thing new owners (a consortium of Taninui tribe, Graham Lowe and Malcolm Boyle) would do was straighten the tongue on the Warriors logo in the hope of reversing the curse. This change would arrive too late for the...
  3. Talite Liava'a

    Talite Liava'a

    Liava'a is one of a handful of players to have played in two World Cups, representing Tonga in 1995 and 2000. At the 1995 World Cup he was twenty four and playing for the Litchfield Bears when picked by coach Mike McClennan. After his exposure in England at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup...
  4. Boycie Nelson

    Boycie Nelson

    Boycie was a Glenora junior who played for the Warriors Colt side in 1995. He played in the Waitakere side that lost the 1996 Grand Final despite Boycie scoring 3 tries. He would spend time playing for the Widnes Vikings before being signed by the Warriors. He played 5 games that year then...
  5. John Simon

    John Simon

    17-year-old schoolboy sensation made his first grade debut with the Steelers in 1990. Strong and fast with a great kicking game, Simon represented City Firsts in 1991-92 and was selected for the NSW side in the latter year. Despite a confident display in a match that the Blues won, Simon was...
  6. Robbie Mears

    Robbie Mears

    Not wanted by the Bulldogs for 1999, Mears moved into the bush and played for the Ourimbah Magpies in the Country Rugby League Central Coast Division. His form was good enough to make the Country Firsts team for the curtain raiser to the ANZAC Test, where his performance got him noticed by...
  7. Carl Doherty

    Carl Doherty

    A Glenora Bears junior, in 1999 he shot to prominence when he was called up from the local Auckland scene by the Auckland Warriors. He played five games for the club in the National Rugby League during the 1999 season. He was one of several options trialled by the Warriors as they searched for a...
  8. Clinton Toopi

    Clinton Toopi

    Toopi began his career playing rugby league with the junior ranks of the Mt Wellington and Otahuhu Leopards clubs. As a junior he was a forward but was shifted to the centres with the Warriors. His first grade career began with the then Auckland Warriors, debuting against the South Sydney...
  9. Francis Meli

    Francis Meli

    Powerful Auckland winger made his Test debut against France in 2001 after representing Samoa in the 2000 World Cup. Meli was a try-scorer against Australia in the 28-10 Test loss in Wellington at the end of 2001. The following year Meli took his place in the Warriors grand final team that lost...
  10. Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    A junior from Wellington's Upper Hutt, Lewis was signed by the Auckland Warriors in 1998 and moved to Auckland. In Auckland he played for the Warriors unbeaten reserve grade side in 1998 and was good enough to be selected for the Junior Kiwis. He attracted some interest from Australian clubs in...
  11. Cliff Beverley

    Cliff Beverley

    Beverley signed for the then Auckland Warriors in 1999. He made his debut in round four, replacing an injured Matthew Ridge. He played 44 National Rugby League games for the club, half of them from the bench. 1995 Waitakere City 1999–2001 Auckland Warriors 2002 Barrow Raiders 2003–2005 Salford...
  12. Monty Betham

    Monty Betham

    Former Auckland lock, captain of the Junior Kiwis, represented Samoa in the 2000 World Cup competition before shifting to hooker in 2001. Betham, the son of the NZ boxing champion of the same name, represented NZ against France and Australia (as a lock) during the historic 2001 season in which...
  13. Terry Hermansson

    Terry Hermansson

    Hard-hitting Kiwi Test forward (4 Tests between 1994 and 1999) represented the Maori team in the 2000 World Cup. Hermansson, a veteran forward with two Sydney clubs during the 1990s, actually started his professional career with English Second Division club Doncaster in 1989-90. 1991–1992...
  14. Jason Death

    Jason Death

    Nuggety player who was picked up cheap and proved to be a worth every cent. Won the Warriors Player of the Year award during his first season with the team. Played for the Warriors mainly at hooker but was known to fill in at lock. Went on to sign for the Rabbitohs and called it a day in 2004...
  15. Odell Manuel

    Odell Manuel

    Manuel played for the Warriors for two seasons, winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1999. In 2000 he represented the New Zealand Māori at the World Cup. He then spent two years at Canberra which were much less successful. Mid way through his first season he was injured in a collision with...
  16. Ali Lauitiiti

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Talented forward, a veteran of 11 Tests for the Kiwis between 1998 and 2002, was named ‘Dally M’ second rower of the year in 2002 – the year that club lost the grand final to the Roosters. Lauititi was selected to play against Australia in July 2003 but was forced to miss the match through...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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