2002

  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. Miket12

    Player Lance Hohaia

    In one of the other threads, I see there's some comment about Lance and his abilities as a #14/bench utility player. Not being able to find a thread on him, I thought I'd start one where people can relate there stories about The Hobbit. Oh, and please don't turn this thread into another debate...
  3. 2002 Special

    2002 Special

    Referred to as The Warriors Mt Albert jersey. As far as Im aware there were only 20-30 jerseys ever made and almost all were auction off. One was kept by the Warriors, another was given to Mt Albert Rugby League club (Ivan Cleary's number 1 jersey) and even Helen Clark ended up with one...
  4. 2002 Away

    2002 Away

    Only type available is the player issue or match worn jerseys. Was the same jersey as the 2000 home jersey and the 2001 away jersey but with a large NRL badge sewn over the old one. The new badge had the Telstra Premiership logo under the NRL logo and incorporated within the logo as opposed to...
  5. 2002 Home

    2002 Home

    Same as the 2001 home jersey with a few minor changes. The NRL would have a new logo that integrated the Telstra Premiership logo better and the back would lose the white across the yoke. The biggest change was probably the smallest and that was changing the colour of the Warriors logo from...
  6. Karl Temata

    Karl Temata

    Played for Hibiscus Coast and Cook Islands in the 2000 RLWC before getting a contract with the Warriors. Would play mostly at prop or second row and off the bench. After playing 52 games for the Warriors in 4 seasons he signed for the Harlequins RL (known as London Broncos now) where he would...
  7. Evarn Tuimavave

    Evarn Tuimavave

    Made his NRL debut against the Northern Eagles. In early 2003, he was dropped and spent the next twelve months in the Bartercard Cup. In 2007, he played for the Auckland Lions in the NSWRL Premier League. He then cemented his place in the top 25-man squad and was regularly named on the bench in...
  8. Jeremiah Pai

    Jeremiah Pai

    He was first noticed when playing for the Eastern Tornadoes in the Bartercard Cup before making his NRL debut for the New Zealand Warriors in 2002. After leaving the Warriors he spent time with the Wests Tigers and in Parramatta and Melbourne but could not break into the first grade side...
  9. Lance Hohaia

    Lance Hohaia

    Waikato halfback had a sensational debut season with the Warriors in 2002 after represented Northern Districts against the touring French team in 2001. Hohaia grabbed the five-eighth role with both hands but an injury late in the season saw him relegated to the interchange bench in the club’s...
  10. Sione Faumuina

    Sione Faumuina

    Auckland forward spent a season with the Raiders before returning ‘home’ to play with the Warriors in 2002. Faumuina was left out of the club’s grand final squad in 2002 but a more consistent season, especially coming off the interchange bench, saw him selected as five-eighth in the one-off Test...
  11. Brent Webb

    Brent Webb

    Australian-born fullback (Cairns, Queensland) was playing in the Queensland Cup competition where he was the top try scorer before being spotted by Daniel Anderson in 2002. Webb cemented a first grade place in 2003 after the departure of Ivan Cleary and impressed with his ability to change pace...
  12. PJ Marsh

    PJ Marsh

    Brisbane Brothers ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 1998 won a trial with P’matta the following year. After capturing a First Division premiership with the club as a halfback, coach Brian Smith utilised Marsh’s quickness around the rucks to good effect as an interchange hooker. The arrival of former...
  13. John Carlaw

    John Carlaw

    An Ourimbah junior, Carlaw started playing first grade rugby league with the Hunter Mariners club in the Australian Super League competition of 1997. Following the disbanding of that club upon the creation of the National Rugby League, he joined another new venture team, the Melbourne Storm for...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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