winger

  1. Todd Byrne

    Todd Byrne

    Todd Byrne started his professional career with the Roosters. It was while playing for the Roosters that he would be best remembered for his failed cover tackle on Scott Sattler during the 2003 Grand Final loss to the Panthers. Todd played for the Roosters during their 2003 World Club Challenge...
  2. John Carlaw

    John Carlaw

    An Ourimbah junior, Carlaw started playing first grade rugby league with the Hunter Mariners club in the Australian Super League competition of 1997. Following the disbanding of that club upon the creation of the National Rugby League, he joined another new venture team, the Melbourne Storm for...
  3. Motu Tony

    Motu Tony

    Played Rugby Union for De La Salle College before being signed to the Warriors from the Marist Saints. Tough, Western Samoa-born pivot made his Test debut as a fullback for the Kiwis against Papua New Guinea in 2001 in his first season with the Warriors. He played mainly five-eighth for Stacey...
  4. Henry Fa'afili

    Henry Fa'afili

    Former Western Samoa five-eighth, representing Samoa in the 2000 World Cup, later moved from the centre to the wing with the Warriors with good results. Fa’afili first represented NZ in 2001 and although on the wing for the Warriors in the club’s historic quarter final win over Canberra in 2002...
  5. Shontayne Hape

    Shontayne Hape

    A Massey High School student, Hape started his rugby education as a Te Atatu Roosters junior. He played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 1998. Hape played for the Glenora Bears in the 2001 Bartercard Cup. Hape signed for the Auckland Warriors in 1999. In the same year, he played...
  6. David Myles

    David Myles

    David was originally signed to the South Queensland Crushers but after he couldnt get any game time he was signed to the Gold Coast Chargers where he made his debut against the Broncos in 1998. After the Chargers franchise folded he headed to the Sharks in 1999 but again couldnt get game time...
  7. Scott Pethybridge

    Scott Pethybridge

    Pethybridge was only 17 when he made his debut in the NSWRL Premiership, for the Penrith Panthers. He went on to play 34 games for the Panthers before leaving during the Super League war. In 1996 he was part of the Junior Kangaroos tour of Fiji. After deciding to align himself with the...
  8. Francis Meli

    Francis Meli

    Powerful Auckland winger made his Test debut against France in 2001 after representing Samoa in the 2000 World Cup. Meli was a try-scorer against Australia in the 28-10 Test loss in Wellington at the end of 2001. The following year Meli took his place in the Warriors grand final team that lost...
  9. Lee Oudenryn

    Lee Oudenryn

    Made his debut for the Eels shortly after his switch from playing soccer. A noted speedster, Oudenryn gained a reputation as the fastest player in rugby league when he defeated Great Britain winger Martin Offiah, generally regarded at the time to be the fastest player, by half a metre in a...
  10. Paul Staladi

    Paul Staladi

    Came up through the Warriors system from 1995. Made his debut in 1997 where he played 4 games. Signed for Warrington Wolves for the 1999 season but because he only played 11 games for the Warriors in 1998 he wasnt eligible for a work Visa. Signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2000...
  11. Marc Ellis

    Marc Ellis

    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 he joined his...
  12. 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...
  13. Richie Blackmore

    Richie Blackmore

    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 season. He flew in on...
  14. 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...
  15. John Kirwan

    John Kirwan

    ‘All Black’ legend with a record 63 RU Test matches to his credit changed codes to play for the Auckland Warriors in 1995. The grandson of Jack Kirwan, who represented the Kiwis after changing codes in 1926, and the cousin of former Test captain Mark Graham, Kirwan made his RU Test debut in 1984...
  16. Manoa Thompson

    Manoa Thompson

    Thompson was born in Fiji before moving to Australia when he was 11. His birth mother, Elenoa Tokalautawa died when he was very young, he was adopted by his mother's younger sister, Ana Waqanibaravi Thompson. He played his junior football with the Alexandria Rovers. Thompson also played rugby...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Solomone Kata

    Solomone Kata

    Born in Neiafu, Tonga, Kata moved to New Zealand in 2011 on a rugby union scholarship at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. Kata represented the Tongan under 21 side. Kata switched to rugby league in 2013, signing with the New Zealand Warriors. Kata played for the Warriors Holden Cup team and was...
  20. Tuimoala Lolohea

    Tuimoala Lolohea

    A player destined for a big future in the game, Lolohea left his imprint on the NYC in 2013 when, as an 18-year old, picking up 22 tries playing in all of the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ 28 fixtures. His dazzling feet, speed and skill saw him collect the club's TNT NYC Young Player of the Year...
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