Te Maire Martin was born in Tokoroa, New Zealand, and is of Māori descent, specifically Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Waikato Tainui Iwi (tribe).
Martin played his junior football for Turangawaewae before moving to the Gold Coast, Australia and attended Keebra Park State High School on a...
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Rugby League nomad, a centre turned back-rower, represented the Maori team in the 2000 World Cup. Smith appeared in 8 Tests for NZ between 1994 and 2000.
Only played one season with the Warriors where he made 10 appearances and scoring one try.
He was in great form with the...
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A Mangere East Hawks junior, Seuseu represented the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 and 1996 before joining the Auckland Warriors where he was named Reserve Grader of the Year in 1997 in a side that lost the Reserve Grade Grand Final.
Seuseu then became a...
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Young grew up in Wanganui, shifting to Queensland when he was a teenager. He played for a local Sunshine Coast club, the Beerwah Bulldogs, and from here made the Australian Residents side in 1994. In 1995 he signed with the newly promoted South Queensland Crushers in the club’s...
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Swann's career started with the Waitakere City Raiders in the 1994 Lion Red Cup, before he signed with the Auckland Warriors, joining there reserve grade side. He made the Warriors' first grade side in 1996 and played 36 times for the club. He was a New Zealand representative in...
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Auckland back rower, the younger brother of 1985-88 Test forward Shane Horo, played for English Club Salford in 1988-89, before joining P’matta. Mark Horo made his Test debut in the Kiwis’ stunning 13-6 win over Australia in 1987 while still playing in Auckland.
He represented NZ...
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Ellis started playing rugby for Otago before gaining selection for the All Blacks in 1992. A wiry winger (he crossed for 6 tries when NZ beat Japan 145-7 in a 1995 World Cup qualifier.
At the end of the 1995 season Ellis switched to league to play for the Auckland Warriors where...
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Former All Black (7 Tests) was an ace goal-kicking winger/fullback during Wigan’s championship reign in the early 1990s. Botica returned to NZ with Wigan coach John Monie in 1995 for the Warriors’ debut season but left only one season and saw out his professional career with...
Otahuhu Leopard centre/ winger with a background in rugby union appeared in 25 Tests for the Kiwis during the 1990s.
Blackmore was signed from Castleford Tigers where he had played since 1991. He missed the opening matches with the Warriors after the overlap of the English...
Was part of the Canterbury teams that dominated domestic Rugby League in New Zealand in the 90's. Signed with the Warriors and played out the 1994 with the Hawkes Bay Lion Red Cup team.
Only played four games with the Warriors before playing a handful of games for the Sydney...
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Edwards played for the dominating Canterbury provincial side of the early 1990s alongside such talent as Quentin Pongia,Mike Dorreen, Whetu Taewa and coach Frank Endacott. This side continued its success as the Canterbury Cardinals in the 1994 Lion Red Cup. In 1993 he was...
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Wellington hooker, a 19-Test veteran for NZ between 1995 and 1998, was a foundation member of the Auckland Warriors in 1995. He was signed as a back up hooker but by the end of the 1995 season he had replaced Duane Mann as the starting hooker. He played 59 games for the Warriors and...
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INTERCHANGE | JASON MACKIE (#16)
Out of the Takahiwai Warriors in Northland, Mackie (born on December 25, 1968) had a truly meteoric rise. He had played for the Northland representative side and New Zealand Maori when he was selected for the Kiwis’ tour to Wales, England and...
INTERCHANGE | SE’E SOLOMONA (#14)
From Auckland rugby league’s well-known Solomona clan, big Se’e (born on March 9, 1965) came through the club system with Richmond and Glenora and also impressed for the Auckland representative team for several seasons before playing...
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PROP | HITRO OKESENE (#10)
When it came to the mullet, few players wore it better than Okesene (born on September 22, 1970). Few players ran the football harder than he did either.
He was a product of the Manukau club in Auckland – the same club that produced Dean Bell –...
HOOKER | DUANE MANN (#9)
The well-travelled Mann was nearing the end of his top level playing career when he joined the Auckland Warriors for their debut campaign. The Glenora Bears product made his Kiwi Test debut against the Kangaroos Australia in 1989, toured England and France...
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was born in Hamilton, New Zealand, and is of Māori, Tongan and Polish descent and is from the Waikato Tainui Iwi. Watene-Zelezniak lived in Ngāruawāhia, before moving to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as a 5-year old.
He played his junior rugby league for the St...