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  1. Mike Dorreen

    Mike Dorreen

    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 Tigers and the...
  2. Logan Edwards

    Logan Edwards

    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 selected for the New...
  3. Syd Eru

    Syd Eru

    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 retired from...
  4. Joe Vagana

    Joe Vagana

    One of the tallest players to ever represent NZ, forward Joe Vagana represented Western Samoa in 1995’s World Cup before making his Test debut with the Kiwis the following year. He spent six seasons with the Warriors’ after the club’s debut in the ARL, but following the Kiwis’ World Cup campaign...
  5. Jason Mackie

    Jason Mackie

    Takahiwai Warriors player who played rep footy for Northland. In 1993 he was the only second division player to be selected on the New Zealand Kiwis tour of Great Britain and France and became Northlands first ever test player. He played in all four tests on tour. Spent most of his time at the...
  6. Tea Ropati

    Tea Ropati

    Centre/five-eighth, a representative of NZ Universities that won a World Cup in 1986, toured Australia with the NZ squad that year but did not appear in a Test (5 minor tour games). After touring Australia with an Auckland representative team in 1987 Tea Ropati had a season with Newcastle during...
  7. Se'e Solomona

    Se'e Solomona

    NZ prop (4 Tests), the uncle of Malo and David Solomona, played for Sheffield Eagles (1988-89), Widnes (1991-92) and Oldham (1992-94) before linking with the newly promoted Auckland Warriors in 1995. Solomona also represented Western Samoa in three Pacific Cup competitions and the 1995 World Cup...
  8. Tony Tuimavave

    Tony Tuimavave

    Until the formation of the Auckland Warriors, Tony remained largely unheard off outside of the Auckland Scene. He played for the Mt Albert Lions and Northcote Tigers in the Auckland Rugby League competition. He was an Auckland rep from 1988 to 1994 playing over 30 matches for the province. In...
  9. Tony Tatupu

    Tony Tatupu

    Tony first played for the Mt Albert Lions in the Auckland competition before joining the North Harbour Sea Eagles for the 1994 Lion Red Cup season. Between 1991 and 1993 he played 12 games for Auckland.[1] From there he joined the Auckland Warriors for their inaugural season in the Australian...
  10. Stephen Kearney

    Stephen Kearney

    Junior Kiwi representative captain showed tremendous promise in Wests’ President's Cup grand final win over St George in 1992. Kearney developed into an accomplished ball-playing forward in 1993 and toured England and France with the Kiwi national side at the end of the year. He became the...
  11. Hitro Okesene

    Hitro Okesene

    I and in 1995 was part of the inaugural Auckland Warriors squad. Former Junior Kiwi forward from the Manukau club in NZ played with Carlisle in 1989-92 before returning to the Auckland domestic competition in 1994 where he captained the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup. Played in...
  12. Gavin Hill

    Gavin Hill

    Goal-kicking Auckland forward, a former rugby union player with the NZ Maori team, gave good service to the Bulldogs for two seasons before signing with the Auckland Warriors. Hill made his Test debut with the Kiwis in the one-off match against Papua New Guinea in 1992 but was sensationally...
  13. 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...
  14. Sean Hoppe

    Sean Hoppe

    In 1992 he played for Auckland in a preseason match against the Canberra Raiders. Auckland lost 14-32, but the Raiders, who had been looking for a quality winger since the retirement of John Ferguson, saw enough of Hoppe to offer him a contract and he moved to Canberra before the end of the...
  15. Siliva Havili

    Siliva Havili

    After impressing as a junior with the Manurewa Marlins, Havili came through the Vodafone Warriors’ development system to make his NYC debut in 2011. He displayed moments of brilliance throughout his rookie year in the hooker position, scoring nine tries as he appeared in each of the Vodafone...
  16. Sio Siua Taukeiaho

    Sio Siua Taukeiaho

    Taukeiaho is of Tongan descent and played for the Otara Scorpions in 2010 before being signed by the New Zealand Warriors. He played in the 2011 Toyota Cup winning Junior Warriors and was named in the Junior Kiwis that year. He made his first grade debut in round 26 against the St. George...
  17. 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...
  18. Suaia Matagi

    Suaia Matagi

    Matagi served a year in Manawatu Prison, after being convicted of assault. His conviction meant he could not obtain a visa to travel to Australia until 2012. Following his release from prison, Matagi began playing rugby league. He played for the Te Atatu Roosters and Mount Albert Lions in the...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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