2004

  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. 2004/2005 Special Jersey

    2004/2005 Special Jersey

    There was no reason as to way these jerseys were released. They were simply referred to as Warriors Special jerseys. Most collectors refer to them as the Warriors hoop jersey. First worn against the Roosters in Round 25 2004. Was then used again in 27th February 2005 for the trial game against...
  4. 2004/2005 Away Jersey

    2004/2005 Away Jersey

    The home and away would be the only range of jerseys where the Warriors would use them for consecutive years without altering it in the slightest. The only change from the year before was the use of a different sleeve sponsor logo. 2003 used Lion Red League while 2004/2005 used Lion Red Beer...
  5. 2004/2005 Home Jersey

    2004/2005 Home Jersey

    The home and away would be the only range of jerseys where the Warriors would use them for consecutive years without altering it in the slightest. The only change from the year before was the use of a different sleeve sponsor logo. 2003 used Lion Red League while 2004/2005 used Lion Red Beer...
  6. Paul Atkins

    Paul Atkins

    Played one solitary game in the NRL against the Roosters. Made the mistake of running the ball straight back to Adrian Morley twice where he got absolutely hammered on both ocassions. To his credit he bounced up both times earning the praise of then coach Tony Kemp. This from an article on the...
  7. Kane Ferris

    Kane Ferris

    A longtime representative of Canterbury age groups, he made the Junior Kiwis in 2002. He played two matches for the Junior Kiwis, starting at hooker. After playing for the Canterbury Bulls in the Bartercard Cup he was spotted by the New Zealand Warriors and bought into the 25-man squad for...
  8. Herewini Rangi

    Herewini Rangi

    Rangi grew up in Huntly and played for the Taniwharau Rugby League Club that would also produce Warriors like Lance Hohaia and Wairangi Koopu. In 2001 he played for the Waikato Under-17s and also made the National U-17 team. He made the Junior Kiwis in 2002. Herewini would play only one...
  9. Shannon Stowers

    Shannon Stowers

    Shannon spent time in the US in the early 2000's with Utah State University and Pasadena City College exploring football opportunities as a fullback/linebacker before returning back to NZ to pursue rugby league opportunities. A force within the Bartercard Cup - Shannon was nicknamed the Fridge...
  10. Paul Dezolt

    Paul Dezolt

    Made his professional debut for the Cowboys in 1999. Spent 5 seasons with them before being released in 2003. Had played only 30 games by that time. Same year he would play International league for Italy. Paul Dezolt was signed to the Warriors for the clubs shortest contract of 6 months. He...
  11. Matt Jobson

    Matt Jobson

    Played 24 games for the Newcastle Knights over 3 seasons before joining the Warriors in search of more game time. However he only managed to play two games for the club and instead spent most of the season playing for the Eastern Tornadoes in the Bartercard Cup. For 2005 Jobson joined the Wests...
  12. Louis Anderson

    Louis Anderson

    His junior clubs were the East Coast Bays Barracudas in Auckland and the Taniwharau Rugby League Club in Huntly. Played for the Warriors alongside his brother Vinnie Anderson. Would stay for 4 seasons racking up 67 matches before moving to Warrington Wolves where he would again hook up with his...
  13. Danny Sullivan

    Danny Sullivan

    A gifted a player Danny Sullivan would tour France, Ireland and England with Australian School Boys team. He debuted for the Parramatta Eels, player number 631, in 2001 and go on to play 5 games that season. A severe knee injury would see him need a knee ACL reconstruction and sit out the season...
  14. Epalahame Lauaki

    Epalahame Lauaki

    Epalahame Lauaki was signed from the Glenora Bears and made his professional and Warriors debut in 2004. During his Warriors career he was used mainly as an interchange player, starting only ten games in sixty nine appearances. A player who was noted for his often brutal tackles he would become...
  15. Tony Martin

    Tony Martin

    Former London Broncos centre overcame a shocking facial injury suffered in a cycling accident to be a try-scorer in Melbourne’s stunning 20-18 win over St George Illawarra Dragons in the 1999 grand final. Martin left the Storm at the end of 2000 to return to English club football before joining...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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