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    Player Anthony Gelling

    MEDIA RELEASE Vodafone Warriors sign ex-Wigan centre Gelling Richard Becht Fri 12 Jan 2018, 11:02 AM Anthony Gelling, who recently returned to Auckland after six seasons in England, has been signed by the Vodafone Warriors on a one-year contract. After being given an early release by the...
  2. Anthony Gelling

    Anthony Gelling

    Anthony Gelling (born 18 October 1990) is a New Zealand-Cook Islander footballer who plays for the New Zealand Warriors in the National Rugby League. He plays in the second-row or at centre. He has previously played for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League. Gelling is of Cook Islander and...
  3. Epalahame Lauaki

    Epalahame Lauaki

    Epalahame Lauaki was signed from the Glenora Bears and made his professional and Warriors debut in 2004. During his Warriors career he was used mainly as an interchange player, starting only ten games in sixty nine appearances. A player who was noted for his often brutal tackles he would become...
  4. Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Iafeta Paleaaesina

    Although his surname is often written with an apostrophe in the middle (between the 2 letter "a"s), this is incorrect. Played league for his High School Penrose College (now known as One Tree Hill College) he helped them make giant strides in the Auckland Secondary Schools competition. A sport...
  5. Quentin Pongia

    Quentin Pongia

    Kiwi prop came to Canberra from the C’bury (NZ) club in 1993. After securing a place on the 1993-94 Kiwi tour of England and France, Pongia added much-needed muscle to the Canberra pack in the Raiders' grand final win over C’bury in 1994. In 1998 he would sign and play for the Warriors in what...
  6. Kevin Iro

    Kevin Iro

    Kiwi international (34 Tests, 1987-98) was surprisingly ineffective during two seasons with Manly under his former Wigan coach Graham Lowe. Kevin Iro, who had played very successful stints with Wigan from 1987-91 and Leeds from 1992-97, also made little impact in the Hunter Mariners’ sole season...
  7. Denis Betts

    Denis Betts

    Great Britain forward, a veteran of 30 Test appearances and a three-times Lions tourist (1990, 1992 and 1996), joined his former Wigan coach John Monie at the newly promoted Auckland Warriors in 1995. Betts, who had played with Wigan since 1986, returned to the club in 1998 until seeing out his...
  8. Frano Botica

    Frano Botica

    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 Castleford in...
  9. Andy Platt

    Andy Platt

    Great Britain Test forward played for St Helens (1982-87) and Wigan (1988-94) during his English career before joining his former Wigan coach John Monie and fellow team mates Dean Bell, Denis Betts and Frano Botica at Auckland for the Warriors’ debut season in the ARL. Platt played 35 games for...
  10. 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...
  11. Dean Bell

    Dean Bell

    Rated the best centre in the world by former NZ coach Graham Lowe in the late 1980s, the Kiwi Test star’s time with Easts was marred by suspension and injury. Bell, who made the first of 26 Test appearances in 1983, first played in England with the Carlisle club in 1982-83. The fiery...
  12. Sam Tomkins

    Sam Tomkins

    Debuted for the Wigan Warriors against Whitehaven in a fifth round Challenge Cup match on 12 May 2008 Became the first player in Rugby League History to score five tries in a first grade debut Was named Reserve Team Player of the Year at the Wigan inaugural awards evening in 2008 Debuted in...
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