2001

  1. 2001 Training White Jersey

    2001 Training White Jersey

    For this year two training jerseys were released in blue and white so the team could wear them during opposed sessions. The main reason was to have something to train in that simulated the game jersey they would wear without having to rely solely on the previous seasons jerseys. CHECK THROUGH...
  2. 2001 Training Blue

    2001 Training Blue

    For this year two training jerseys were released in blue and white so the team could wear them during opposed sessions. The main reason was to have something to train in that simulated the game jersey they would wear without having to rely solely on the previous seasons jerseys. CHECK THROUGH...
  3. 2001 Away

    2001 Away

    Was only available as player issue or match worn jerseys. Replicas that were sold were the jersey from the previous season with the Barter Card sleeve sponsor on it. The home jersey from 2000 was modified to become the 2001 away jersey. A Telstra Premiership badge was sewn on top of the NRL...
  4. 2001 Home

    2001 Home

    With new owners, a new coach and a new name came a new jersey. Then Warriors CEO Eric Watson met with Puma in December 2000 and asked that the club was after a new playing strip with black as the predominant colour. This was to represent the broader New Zealand base the new team was catering...
  5. Anthony Seuseu

    Anthony Seuseu

    A Counties Manukau Heroes player in the Lion Red Cup, in 1998 Seuseu played for the Mangere East Hawks in the Auckland Rugby League competition. Seuseu then joined the Hibiscus Coast Raiders, playing in New Zealand's Bartercard Cup. He toured Australia with the New Zealand Residents in 2000...
  6. Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Although his surname is often written with an apostrophe in the middle (between the 2 letter "a"s), this is incorrect. Played league for his High School Penrose College (now known as One Tree Hill College) he helped them make giant strides in the Auckland Secondary Schools competition. A sport...
  7. Justin Murphy

    Justin Murphy

    Murphy played an integral part of our 2002 season playing right wing. Known for his finishing skills and speed he would play 4 seasons and 43 games for the Warriors before going to Widnes. After only a handful of games he would play for Catalans Dragons and establish himself as one of the better...
  8. Nathan Wood

    Nathan Wood

    Wood was a South's junior but made his first-grade début for Balmain in round 17 of the 1993 season. Between 1993 and 2001 he played for the Balmain Tigers, Sydney Roosters and the New Zealand Warriors in the NSWRL premiership, Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League. Played 17 games...
  9. Motu Tony

    Motu Tony

    Played Rugby Union for De La Salle College before being signed to the Warriors from the Marist Saints. Tough, Western Samoa-born pivot made his Test debut as a fullback for the Kiwis against Papua New Guinea in 2001 in his first season with the Warriors. He played mainly five-eighth for Stacey...
  10. Jason Temu

    Jason Temu

    Temu grew up in New Zealand and played for the Marist Saints in the Auckland Rugby League. In 1994 he followed his coach, Stan Martin, to the Counties Manukau Heroes in the new Lion Red Cup competition. After several strong seasons with the Heroes he was offered a professional contract to play...
  11. Justin Morgan

    Justin Morgan

    Parramatta junior, a member of the Fairfield Patrician Brothers team that won the Commonwealth Bank Cup in 1992, made his first grade debut in 1994. The Eels’ winger, clubman of the year in 1997 before suffering a knee injury, went to Canberra in 2000. After representing Wales in the 2000 World...
  12. Richard Villasanti

    Richard Villasanti

    A Junior Kiwi, Villasanti was included in the wider Tonga squad for the 2000 World Cup but did not play in the tournament. Canberra junior found form as an interchange forward with the Warriors after two moderate seasons with the Tigers. Villasanti was used from the interchange bench in the...
  13. Kevin Campion

    Kevin Campion

    Veteran Queensland forward, originally from Sarina, started his career with the cash-strapped G’Coast club in 1992. After four years with the Seagulls, Campion moved to St George where he was a member of the Dragons’ team that went down to Manly in the 1996 grand final. The ARL originally...
  14. 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...
  15. Henry Fa'afili

    Henry Fa'afili

    Former Western Samoa five-eighth, representing Samoa in the 2000 World Cup, later moved from the centre to the wing with the Warriors with good results. Fa’afili first represented NZ in 2001 and although on the wing for the Warriors in the club’s historic quarter final win over Canberra in 2002...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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