2010

  1. Lewis Brown

    Lewis Brown

    Brown started his rugby league career playing for the Riccarton Knights in Christchurch. He played junior representative football for Canterbury and was a New Zealand under-16 representative. He debuted for the Canterbury Bulls in the 2005 Bartercard Cup. Brown moved to Sydney, playing for...
  2. Ukuma Ta'ai

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Ta'ai was educated at Tonga College and originally played rugby union. When he moved to Auckland, New Zealand, Ta'ai played for the University club and made the Auckland Rugby Union second XV. The following year, at the suggestion of a friend, he switched codes and joined the Mt Albert Rugby...
  3. Jesse Royal

    Jesse Royal

    Royal was a chef in the Army and played Bartercard Cup for Central Falcons as well as representing Waikato. Royal was signed by the Penrith Panthers but failed to make first grade playing in the NSW Cup in 2004. The following year he signed a 2 year contract with the Knights. Again he failed to...
  4. Joel Moon

    Joel Moon

    Moon was part of the Broncos development system for a number of years before making his debut for Brisbane during the Origin period. That team would be nicknamed the 'Baby Broncos'. Before then he had played for the Australian Schoolboys and Queensland U19 State of Origin teams. Moon decided to...
  5. Ian Henderson

    Ian Henderson

    Henderson made his National Rugby League premiership debut for the Sydney Roosters against the Parramatta Eels in Round 1 of the2003 NRL season. After two years at the Roosters he moved to Parramatta however did not achieve more game time and left half way through the 2005 NRL season. Henderson...
  6. Brent Tate

    Brent Tate

    Tate, the brother-in-law of former Warriors captain and Australian Test forward Steve Price, was graded by the Broncos from Redcliffe in 2001. The straight-running centre had an amazing 2002 season – making his State of Origin debut for Queensland in the drawn series before being chosen as an...
  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. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Sione Lousi

    Sione Lousi

    A tall back row forward or prop, Sione Lousi is another graduate from the Vodafone Warriors’ development programme. With links to the Richmond and Bay Roskill clubs, he’s a product of Auckland’s St Paul’s College, which has developed a long line of Kiwis including Mark Graham, Dane O'Hara, Nigel...
  12. Jacob Lillyman

    Jacob Lillyman

    Lillyman attended Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers, where he was a boarding student for a while. His youth club was the Richmond Tigers in Northwest Queensland. While attending Kirwan State High School, Lillyman played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2002. Jacob Lillyman arrived...
  13. Russell Packer

    Russell Packer

    Educated at Foxton Beach School and Manawatu College, Packer originally played rugby union from a young age for the junior Foxton rugby club and also for a junior Marist club in Nelson. Packer also played in the Foxton Rugby League Under 14s side at the age of nine years in a curtain raiser...
  14. Jerome Ropati

    Jerome Ropati

    Ropati is of Samoan descent and was educated at St Paul's College, a school noted for its rugby league teams. His junior club was the Marist Saints and he also played for the Marist Richmond Brothers in the Bartercard Cup. In 2002 Ropati was named captain of the Junior Kiwis squad which played...
  15. Sam Rapira

    Sam Rapira

    The older brother of Steve, Sam Rapira attended Hamilton Boys' High School and played for the Hukanui club. He later played for the Waicoa Bay Stallions in the Bartercard Cup. Rapira first made the Junior Kiwis in 2004, and played for them again in 2005. Also in 2005 he was named in the New...
  16. Ben Matulino

    Ben Matulino

    Signed out of Wellington, Ben Matulino made an immediate impression with the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the inaugural NYC competition in 2008. The former St Bernard's College student quickly earned promotion to the NRL, going on to appear in each of the Vodafone Warriors' remaining 15 matches...
  17. Kevin Locke

    Kevin Locke

    A Northcote Tigers junior who attended Northcote college, Locke first gained attention when he played for the Auckland Lionsin the NSWRL Premier League in 2007. In 2006 Locke made the Junior Kiwis side. In 2008 he was signed by the New Zealand Warriors and played in the Toyota Cup, finishing...
  18. Simon Mannering

    Simon Mannering

    After completing his high school education at Nelson College in 2004, Simon was signed by the Vodafone Warriors and made his debut in 2005. He soon became a regular feature of the line-up, playing in all 26 matches for the Warriors in 2007 and also appearing in each of the Kiwis' six tests. He...
  19. Manu Vatuvei

    Manu Vatuvei

    Born in New Zealand and bred in Otara, Auckland. Attended Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate and played for the Otara Scorpions and Otahuhu Leopards in Auckland Rugby League competitions before playing for the Otahuhu Ellerslie Leopards in the Bartercard Cup. ‘The Beast’ was scouted at the age of 16...
  20. Spence

    Player Ben Matulino

    Matulino creates an NRL first in 100th game Tuesday 19 June 2012 6:05 PM Vodafone Warriors prop Ben Matulino created an even more significant slice of history than initially thought when he appeared in his 100th NRL game in Saturday night’s encounter with Cronulla. Checks have confirmed he...