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  1. playdaball

    Internationals All Stars 2019

    The NRL have dumped the NRL All Stars team replacing them with a Maori All Stars team ... good move. Who'd be in the Maori side? 1, Ponga 2, DWZ 3, Whare 4,Beale 5, Rapana 6, Benji 7, Nikorima 8, Bromwich 9, Luke 10, Packer / Tamou 11, Proctor 12, CHN / JFH 13, Taylor I'm sure I've left out...
  2. 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...
  3. Paul Atkins

    Paul Atkins

    Played one solitary game in the NRL against the Roosters. Made the mistake of running the ball straight back to Adrian Morley twice where he got absolutely hammered on both ocassions. To his credit he bounced up both times earning the praise of then coach Tony Kemp. This from an article on the...
  4. Herewini Rangi

    Herewini Rangi

    Rangi grew up in Huntly and played for the Taniwharau Rugby League Club that would also produce Warriors like Lance Hohaia and Wairangi Koopu. In 2001 he played for the Waikato Under-17s and also made the National U-17 team. He made the Junior Kiwis in 2002. Herewini would play only one...
  5. Henry Perenara

    Henry Perenara

    Attending Lynfield College, Perenara played for the New Lynn Stags and Bay Roskill Vikings and represented the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 1998. Part of the Glenora Bears club that dominated Auckland Fox league at the time he played NPC for Northland while under contract to the...
  6. Clinton Toopi

    Clinton Toopi

    Toopi began his career playing rugby league with the junior ranks of the Mt Wellington and Otahuhu Leopards clubs. As a junior he was a forward but was shifted to the centres with the Warriors. His first grade career began with the then Auckland Warriors, debuting against the South Sydney...
  7. Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    A junior from Wellington's Upper Hutt, Lewis was signed by the Auckland Warriors in 1998 and moved to Auckland. In Auckland he played for the Warriors unbeaten reserve grade side in 1998 and was good enough to be selected for the Junior Kiwis. He attracted some interest from Australian clubs in...
  8. Odell Manuel

    Odell Manuel

    Manuel played for the Warriors for two seasons, winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1999. In 2000 he represented the New Zealand Māori at the World Cup. He then spent two years at Canberra which were much less successful. Mid way through his first season he was injured in a collision with...
  9. Frank Watene

    Frank Watene

    Frank Watene was part of the Warriors development system for 4 years before his debut. He would play his one and only match for the Warriors on the last round of the 1998 season and be released by the club that year. 1998 Auckland Warriors 1999–2001 Wakefield Wildcats 2002–2003 Dewsbury Rams...
  10. David Bailey

    David Bailey

    First played professional footy with Rochdale. Came back to NZ and spent the 1994 season playing for Waitakere City in the Lion Red Cup. Signed and played for the Wakefield Trinity before signing with the Warriors. He would only play 3 games for the Warriors. 1991–1994 Rochdale Hornets...
  11. Bryan Henare

    Bryan Henare

    Played 22 games for the Auckland Warriors. The Former junior Kiwi played for St Helens in the 44-6 loss to Melbourne in the World Club Challenge in January 2000. Henare later played for Oldham, Leigh and Featherstone Rovers in the second tier Northern Ford premiership in England. 1995 - New...
  12. Mark Horo

    Mark Horo

    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 in the 1988...
  13. 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...
  14. Elijah Taylor

    Elijah Taylor

    Born in Taranaki, Taylor attended Patea High School before moving to Northland with his family, where he attended Kaitaia College. Taylor was a rugby union age group representative for Taranaki, Northland and Auckland before taking up rugby league in 2006 while studying at St. Paul's College...
  15. 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...
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