halfback

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Nathan Wood

    Nathan Wood

    Wood was a South's junior but made his first-grade début for Balmain in round 17 of the 1993 season. Between 1993 and 2001 he played for the Balmain Tigers, Sydney Roosters and the New Zealand Warriors in the NSWRL premiership, Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League. Played 17 games...
  5. Ben Lythe

    Ben Lythe

    Hailing from West Auckland, Lythe played for the Mt Albert Lions and Glenora Bears in the Auckland Rugby Leaguecompetition and also played for the Waitakere City Raiders in the national Lion Red Cup. He was part of the team that lost the 1996 Lion Red Cup Grand Final, although he kicked three...
  6. John Simon

    John Simon

    17-year-old schoolboy sensation made his first grade debut with the Steelers in 1990. Strong and fast with a great kicking game, Simon represented City Firsts in 1991-92 and was selected for the NSW side in the latter year. Despite a confident display in a match that the Blues won, Simon was...
  7. Aaron Whittaker

    Aaron Whittaker

    Born in Auckland but raised in Christchurch. Part of the Canterbury team coached by Frank Endacott that dominated local league in the early 90's. Was signed by the Steelers in 1992 where he played 3 games before returning to NZ to play for Canterbury. Went to England for 2 seasons before...
  8. Steve Buckingham

    Steve Buckingham

    Started at Glenora Bears before a match payment dispute saw him play for Mt Albert. Used for 2 games with the Auckland Warriors as injury cover. Now coaches the Mt Albert Premier side in the Fox Memorial. 1997 Auckland Warriors 2003 New Zealand A 2004 New Zealand A Captain
  9. Stacey Jones

    Stacey Jones

    Former Junior Kiwi Test captain made his mark as a 19-year-old halfback in the Warriors’ debut season. The grandson of Maunga Emery, NZ international halfback of the 1960s, Jones was selected in the Kiwis’ World Cup squad at the end of 1995 and was a regular visitor to the Test arena during the...
  10. Greg Alexander

    Greg Alexander

    Penrith's first ‘home-grown’ Test player, Greg Alexander displayed a unique ability during his career to score and set up tries. Fast, with an elusive step and swerve, 'Brandy' Alexander was also a great tactical kicker, a confident goal-kicker and an excellent cover-defender. A star schoolboy...
  11. Gene Ngamu

    Gene Ngamu

    NZ five-eighth came to Manly with Graham Lowe in 1992 and was chosen to tour with the Kiwis on the tour of Great Britain and France in 1993-94. Ngamu was sacked by the Sea Eagles when it was learned that he had signed with the Auckland Warriors for 1995 and that he had returned from the NZ tour...
  12. OMG

    Player Shaun Johnson

    Great story, aint no secret I think so.. https://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/he-can-become-a-great/ WE all know he has an abundance of flair. But Warriors half Shaun Johnson is now proving he has the toughness and level head to go with it as he strives to be the leading halfback in the NRL. And he...
  13. Phil Blake

    Phil Blake

    Manly junior burst onto the league scene as an 18-year-old halfback in 1982. Blake was a brilliant prospect, possessing a perfect chip-kick, with great anticipation and positional play, and was unlucky not to tour with the Kangaroos that year. A try-scorer in Manly's grand final loss to P’matta...
  14. Mason Lino

    Mason Lino

    Lino caught the eye in the club's NYC trials to earn a spot in the 2012 Vodafone Junior Warriors squad. Not many weeks past his 18th birthday, the goal-kicking halfback was called in to make his NYC debut in the second-round clash against Parramatta and finished the season as team's top...
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    Player Tuimoala Lolohea

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  16. Chad Townsend

    Chad Townsend

    Chad Townsend, a Sydney native, honed his craft in the Cronulla-Sutherland junior league circuit and in 2011 he got the call-up for his hometown Sharks, fulfilling a childhood dream. He made his first-grade debut against the Broncos in June 2011 but he was not able to sustain regular appearances...
  17. Pita Godinet

    Pita Godinet

    Godinet is a Sydenham and Richmond Rovers junior. Godinet played for the Waitakere Rangers in the 2007 Bartercard Cup. In 2008 he represented Auckland in the Bartercard Premiership and played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. He was named the Vulcans rookie of the year. In 2010 Godinet...
  18. Shaun Johnson

    Shaun Johnson

    Johnson's mother is Laotian and his father is a Pākehā (New Zealander of European origin). From Whangaparaoa, Johnson attended Orewa College and played many sports, including basketball and rugby union, but made his name playing touch and Australian rules football. Few players have had to deal...
  19. General Isaac John

    It may just be me, and we did beat the Storm despite it, but I figure a huge factor in the side's poor last couple of weeks has been the absence of one of the season's biggest surprises in Isaac John. The play of the halves has been extremely uninspiring in the last two rounds, even in the...
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