2003

  1. 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...
  2. 2003 Training Black Jersey

    2003 Training Black Jersey

    Never played in by the team during the pre-season trials or the regular season. There was another black version available that had a sleeve sponsor and black inner collar. If anyone can identify the sleeve sponsor than please me know. This jersey may even be from a different year as Im yet to...
  3. 2003 Training Grey Jersey

    2003 Training Grey Jersey

    Never played in by the team during the pre-season trials or the regular season. There was another grey version available that had a sleeve sponsor and black inner collar. If anyone can identify the sleeve sponsor than please me know. This jersey may even be from a different year as Im yet to...
  4. 2003 Special

    2003 Special

    There was no reason as to why these jerseys were released. They were simply referred to as Warriors Special jerseys. Most collectors refer to them as the Warriors hoop jersey. These may have been worn in the trial game against the Panthers in Invercargill but I have no evidence to confirm that...
  5. 2003 Away

    2003 Away

    Opposite to the home jersey being silver and black. Part of the Warriors complete overhaul of the jersey. CHECK THROUGH THE IMAGE GALLERY OF THIS POST TO VIEW THE DIFFERENT TYPES AVAILABLE OFFICIAL REPLICA - For some reason the sizing on these jerseys were huge compared to previous seasons...
  6. 2003 Home Jersey

    2003 Home Jersey

    Based off the 3 year cycle of the white 2000 home jersey the Warriors were allowed to replace their complete range. The new home jersey would be black and silver losing all trace of the original home colours. CHECK THROUGH THE IMAGE GALLERY OF THIS POST TO VIEW THE DIFFERENT TYPES AVAILABLE...
  7. Tevita Latu

    Tevita Latu

    Spotted by the Warriors while playing Bartercard Cup for the Brothers team in 2003. He would make his debut that year in Round 13. After 3 seasons of sporadic appearances for the Warriors he would head to Cronulla in 2006 where he would be convicted of assaulting a female and sentenced to 8...
  8. Vince Mellars

    Vince Mellars

    Mellars played his junior rugby league for Wainuiomata and Petone. After being signed by the New Zealand Warriors he moved to Auckland, playing for Otahuhu in the 2002 Bartercard Cup. He also represented Wainuiomata and Wellington in the Bartercard Cup. Mellars made his impressive NRL debut...
  9. Mark Robinson

    Mark Robinson

    First rose to prominence for the North Harbour Colts and New Zealand Colts side in 1995. Mark would go on to play in the top side as well as Auckland Blues in the Super 12 competition. He would go on tour with the All Blacks in 1997 and be recalled in 2001. In 2003 he signed to play rugby...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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