2006

  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. 2006 Special Jersey

    2006 Special Jersey

    Known as the Awen Guttenbeil Testimonial jersey. This stunning one-off Vodafone Warriors jersey was produced by Puma for Guttenbeil's testimonial match against Cronulla at Mt Smart Stadium on August 5 2006. Only a limited number were manufactured. The design featured the work of renowned moko...
  3. 2006 Away Jersey

    2006 Away Jersey

    With the 3 year cycle up for home and away jerseys the Warriors adopted a new home jersey. For the first time in the clubs young history the home and away jerseys wouldn't have a chevron, not even a stylised one. Also for the first time the Warriors would welcome a lower back sponsor to the...
  4. 2006 Home Jersey

    2006 Home Jersey

    With the 3 year cycle up for home and away jerseys the Warriors adopted a new home jersey. For the first time in the clubs young history the home and away jerseys wouldn't have a chevron, not even a stylised one. Also for the first time the Warriors would welcome a lower back sponsor to the...
  5. 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...
  6. Misi Taulapapa

    Misi Taulapapa

    Taulapapa originally played Rugby Union during his junior years and only switched to league in 2004. Playing Bartercard Cup for Marist Richmond Brothers he would be signed to the Warriors squad. Two years later he would get to debut against the Rabbitohs. Warriors would however rip up his...
  7. Patrick Ah Van

    Patrick Ah Van

    Ah Van made his debut for the New Zealand Warriors in 2006 against the Manly Sea Eagles. He went onto play in fifty four games for the club. In 2007 he also played for the Auckland Lions in the NSWRL Premier League and he played for the Auckland Vulcans in the 2009 and 2010 NSW Cup competitions...
  8. George Gatis

    George Gatis

    Gatis originally played for the Wests Panthers, Brisbane team in the Queensland Cup before joining the Cowboys in Townsville. He would play 24 games in 3 seasons but a broken arm followed by a knee reconstruction would have Gatis out of the game for several years. When the New Zealand Warriors...
  9. Grant Rovelli

    Grant Rovelli

    After playing as a North Queensland Cowboy junior, Rovelli moved to Sydney and signed with the Roosters. He would play for the Premier Team and win the Grand Final in 2004. The New Zealand Warriors signed Rovelli before the 2006 season. Head Coach Ivan Cleary had previously coached Rovelli...
  10. Micheal Luck

    Micheal Luck

    After playing Australian Schoolboys rep footy in 1999 Luck would make his NRL debut for the Cowboys in 2001. Luck would play 76 games for the Cowboys, mostly from the bench, before signing for the Warriors. In his first season for the Warriors, 2006, Luck managed to play every single NRL game...
  11. Nathan Fien

    Nathan Fien

    Nathan Fien debuted for the Cowboys in 2000 and a year later he would be playing off the bench for Queenslands State of Origin squad. After playing 93 games for the Cowboys, Nathan signed with the New Zealand Warriors from season 2005 onwards. He later extended his contract until the end of...
  12. Ruben Wiki

    Ruben Wiki

    Auckland centre (Otahuhu) came to Canberra in 1992 after representing the Junior Kiwis and NZ Maoris. Wiki's form as Mal Meninga's centre partner in 1994 made him one of the hottest properties in the game but the disclosure that he had signed a letter of agreement to play with the Auckland...
  13. Todd Byrne

    Todd Byrne

    Todd Byrne started his professional career with the Roosters. It was while playing for the Roosters that he would be best remembered for his failed cover tackle on Scott Sattler during the 2003 Grand Final loss to the Panthers. Todd played for the Roosters during their 2003 World Club Challenge...
  14. Steve Price

    Steve Price

    C’bury officials spotted the young Toowoomba forward playing for Harristown High School in the Commonwealth Bank competition. Steve Price was a reserve forward in the grand final loss to Canberra in 1994 but in the premiership decider against Manly the following year, he produced that ‘something...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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