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  1. mt.wellington

    Player Bodene Thompson

    Another story that deserves to be posted and not lost in another thread that will get locked sooner or later... The fat kid who fell in love with league By Michael Burgess 5:00 AM Sunday Feb 22, 2015 Bodene Thompson has proven durable. New Warriors recruit Bodene Thompson wasn't exactly...
  2. Jonathan Smith

    Jonathan Smith

    A junior from the Mangere East Hawks, Smith was a Junior Kiwi in 1998. He was then signed by the Auckland Warriors in 2000. While at the Warriors he played in the Queensland Cup for Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Brisbane Souths due to a feeder agreement between the clubs and also played for the...
  3. Paul Whatuira

    Paul Whatuira

    Wellington centre, a member of the NZ Maori team that competed in the 2000 World Cup, came to Penrith with a view to cement a regular first grade position after moderate seasons with the Warriors and Melbourne. Whatuira did that and more in 2002, proving a more than capable centre partner to...
  4. Tyran Smith

    Tyran Smith

    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 W’Tigers in the...
  5. Martin Moana

    Martin Moana

    After playing with Auckland in the club’s debut season in the ARL he had a nomadic career in England with Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield Trinity, Doncaster and Salford. He was a member of the Salford team that won the First Division grand final in 2003. 1995 - Played for Auckland Warriors...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
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