2000

  1. Graham Lowe

    Graham Lowe

    Graham Lowe was an Otahuhu Leopards junior and played in their premier side before he retired early due to injury. Lowe had begun coaching the Otahuhu under-18's in 1974 before becoming a first grade coach in 1977 at Otahuhu. The club won the Fox Memorial in his first year as coach. In 1979 he...
  2. 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.
  3. 2000 Away Jersey

    2000 Away Jersey

    Officially the Warriors away jersey but it was also worn at home. This jersey was made so the Warriors could have an alternative jersey to wear after years of only having the one white coloured jersey form both home and away. Warriors were to wear this jersey against the St George Illawarra...
  4. 2000 Home

    2000 Home

    2000 would see a new official supplier in Puma. With a new supplier we would also get a complete new look and gone completely from the jerseys would be the colour green. The white jersey would be labeled as our home jersey but this was worn away if our red away jersey clashed with the home...
  5. Henry Perenara

    Henry Perenara

    Attending Lynfield College, Perenara played for the New Lynn Stags and Bay Roskill Vikings and represented the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 1998. Part of the Glenora Bears club that dominated Auckland Fox league at the time he played NPC for Northland while under contract to the...
  6. Jonathan Smith

    Jonathan Smith

    A junior from the Mangere East Hawks, Smith was a Junior Kiwi in 1998. He was then signed by the Auckland Warriors in 2000. While at the Warriors he played in the Queensland Cup for Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Brisbane Souths due to a feeder agreement between the clubs and also played for the...
  7. David Mulhall

    David Mulhall

    David Mulhall is a former rugby league player. His position of preference was at fullback and he was also a noted goalkicker. Mulhall played for the Souths Magpies in the Queensland Cup competition, captaining the side. In 2000 he made his debut in the National Rugby League competition for the...
  8. Jason Bell

    Jason Bell

    A Parramatta junior, Bell made his first grade debut in 1989. He played fifty three games for the Eels before transferring to North Sydney at the start of the 1993 season. However his time at the Bears was not a happy one and he only played one first grade game in the 1993 season. He...
  9. Shontayne Hape

    Shontayne Hape

    A Massey High School student, Hape started his rugby education as a Te Atatu Roosters junior. He played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 1998. Hape played for the Glenora Bears in the 2001 Bartercard Cup. Hape signed for the Auckland Warriors in 1999. In the same year, he played...
  10. Ben Lythe

    Ben Lythe

    Hailing from West Auckland, Lythe played for the Mt Albert Lions and Glenora Bears in the Auckland Rugby Leaguecompetition and also played for the Waitakere City Raiders in the national Lion Red Cup. He was part of the team that lost the 1996 Lion Red Cup Grand Final, although he kicked three...
  11. Paul Whatuira

    Paul Whatuira

    Wellington centre, a member of the NZ Maori team that competed in the 2000 World Cup, came to Penrith with a view to cement a regular first grade position after moderate seasons with the Warriors and Melbourne. Whatuira did that and more in 2002, proving a more than capable centre partner to...
  12. David Myles

    David Myles

    David was originally signed to the South Queensland Crushers but after he couldnt get any game time he was signed to the Gold Coast Chargers where he made his debut against the Broncos in 1998. After the Chargers franchise folded he headed to the Sharks in 1999 but again couldnt get game time...
  13. Mark Tookey

    Mark Tookey

    Massive forward made a name for himself as a ‘super-sub’ with P’matta before signing a huge contract with the Warriors. Tookey struggled to find form with the club, even playing for feeder club Newtown in the Metropolitan Cup competition. He fought his way back and was in the Warriors’ squad in...
  14. Scott Coxon

    Scott Coxon

    A Newcastle junior, Coxon played for the Knights' President's Cup and reserve grade sides but could not break into the first grade side. Seeking first grade opportunities Coxon moved to the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1998. Over the next two years Coxon ended up making 39 first grade appearances...
  15. Matt Spence

    Matt Spence

    Spence then moved to Australia, joining the Parramatta Eels and making his first grade debut in 1995. He impressed many in his rookie season and was awarded the Eric Grothe Rookie of the Year award at Parramatta. However he needed a knee reconstruction in 1997 and this injury plagued his next...
  16. Ivan Cleary

    Ivan Cleary

    Manly junior had a great season at fullback while deputising for the injured Matthew Ridge in 1993. Cleary's standout performances earned him a contract with Norths but after being injured in the early part of the season, he made his comeback in the centres because of the good form of rookie...
  17. Scott Pethybridge

    Scott Pethybridge

    Pethybridge was only 17 when he made his debut in the NSWRL Premiership, for the Penrith Panthers. He went on to play 34 games for the Panthers before leaving during the Super League war. In 1996 he was part of the Junior Kangaroos tour of Fiji. After deciding to align himself with the...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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