General 2015 Warriors Where Are They Now?


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147 Leeson Ah Mau - NRL St George Dragons
UPDATE 21/09/15

Ah Mau Named Player Of The Year
Sun 20th September, 07:00PM

St George Illawarra Dragons prop Leeson Ah Mau has been named recipient of the Club’s ‘Player of the Year’ Medal at the annual end of season Presentation Night on Sunday.

The Toa Samoa international, who was selected by both his peers and coaching staff, made 657 tackles and 2,857 metres in total this season and was the sole Dragons player to feature in all 25 first-grade fixtures.



Leeson's contract with the Dragons ends at the end of this season...
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148 Jesse Royal - Royal decided to retire after 2010 and return to Newcastle to work in the mines and play for local club Kurri Kurri Bulldogs
Jesse was plucked from the mines in Newcastle to play for the Warriors and headed back there after he retired from the game. Anyone in the Kuri Kuri region able to confirm he is still there and playing league for the Kuri Kuri club???


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UPDATE - 26/06/15

Signed for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats after a pay dispute with Salford Reds owner. For more on this topic you can read the following thread...


Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have secured the signing of full-back Kevin Locke until the end of the season.

The New Zealander has joined the club until the end of the season as a free agent, pending a visa confirmation.

Locke who was born in Auckland started his playing career at New Zealand Warriors in 2009, finishing his first season at the club as top points scorer. After five years at the Warriors, Locke signed a three-year deal with Super League side Salford Red Devils in 2014.

The 26-year-old represented New Zealand Maori in a warm-up to the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. In 2009 Locke was then named in the New Zealand Kiwis 23-man squad to play in the Four Nations tournament in Europe, unfortunately for the full-back he did not feature. Locke later represented New Zealand in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford.

Chairman Michael Carter is pleased to have signed Locke saying, “I am delighted to welcome Kevin Locke to the club. Kevin showed a great desire to come and play his rugby here and get a smile back on his face.

“We think we can help him achieve that which will be good for him and us. I can’t wait to see him pull on the red, white and blue jersey.”

Kevin Locke will be in contention for next Wednesday’s fixture against Hull FC at Belle Vue.


Made it to Salford mid-season 2014 and spent some of the year injured. 2015 will be his first full season...

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Was released by Hull FC and signed by Widnes Vikings where he will play for the 2015 and 2016 season alongside Patrick Ah Van...

Super League: Widnes Vikings sign Aaron Heremaia after Hull release
Last Updated: 29/05/14 4:26pm

Aaron Heremaia (r): New Zealander moving to Widnes

Widnes have signed former New Zealand international Aaron Heremaia on a two-year deal from next season.

The 31-year-old hooker or half-back will join the Vikings in October when his contract with Hull expires.

Hull announced on Thursday that they would not be offering Heremaia a new deal and the former New Zealand Warriors player is delighted to be staying in Super League.

"It's going to be a massive year for me and I can't wait to get started at the Vikings once my duties with Hull FC are finished," he said.

"This is a great opportunity and I'm looking forward to joining up with the team.

"I consider myself to be a bit of a late bloomer and I've put a lot of hard work in to get here to Widnes.

"I've represented my country and have played in an NRL Grand Final, the next chapter is to bring success to Widnes Vikings and I'll be giving it my all."


Widnes coach Denis Betts said: "This signing just shows again that we are in the market for high-quality players.

"Aaron has been outstanding for Hull FC over the last few years. He's got international pedigree and has great character.

“Anyone you speak to about Aaron speaks very highly about him. He'll be great for the club and in the community and he ticks every box for us."


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157 Brett Seymour - ESL Castleford Tigers
UPDATE 11/02/16
Seymour returns to take on top job at Devils
17th Oct 2015 5:00 AM

ENJOYING LIFE: Former Mackay player Brett Seymour played for Whitehaven in the United Kingdom. He’s back to coach in the Mackay competition.Contributed

RUGBY LEAGUE: Former National Rugby League star and Souths Sharks junior player Brett Seymour is returning to Mackay to coach Northern Suburbs Red Devils for the next two years.

It is a massive coup for the club as Seymour has plenty of experience.

He has been plying his trade in the United Kingdom since 2011, with Whitehaven and the Dewsbusy Rams.

Seymour said he was keen to coach the club.

"My family has kept me informed of how the local competition has gone in Mackay," he said.

"I get to see some games that are sent to me. It is a challenge I am up for."

Club president Greg Sutherland said the selection of Seymour by an independent panel, was the right choice for the club. "He will do well with us and I am confident the players, supporters, sponsors and juniors will all benefit from Brett being at Jack O'Brien Oval" he said.

The Daily Mercury revealed in March this year that the 31-year-old was thinking of a move back home, we just did not know it would happen so quickly.

The Mackay player has been through a rollercoaster during his life and career.

He tried to take his own life in March 2013 and has battled depression.

Seymour moved to Brisbane at 17, playing for the Broncos under Wayne Bennett from 2002-06.

He was at the Cronulla Sharks from 2007-2009 and then the New Zealand Warriors after that, before the move to the UK.

Seymour said any players wanting to come home or join the club were welcome, provided they were prepared to work hard as a team and do the right thing by the club.

"I am also keen to bring my wife and daughter there to Mackay to enjoy your lifestyle," he said.

Seymour said he was keen to have a strong relationship with the Mackay Cutters and have an avenue for his players to progress.

Sutherland said Seymour would be assisted by former Brisbane Bronco Marco Peters and club stalwart Wade Bishop.

John Bakker will enter the coaching world with the reserve grade side and be assisted by ageless player Mick Corrie. Norths is in the process of trying to establish an under-18 side.

Was released by Castleford without playing a game. Is currently playing for Whitehaven RLFC...

Seymour finds home in Whitehaven having been released by Castleford last month
2 April 2014

Australian scrum-half Brett Seymour, who was released by Castleford last month without playing a match, is set to make his return to the game with Championship club Whitehaven.

The 29-year-old was released by Hull last year after crashing his car while suffering from depression and had hoped to get back into Super League with the Tigers after joining them for trials.

He was unable to force his way into the Castleford team, however, and will now re-launch his career in the Kingstone Press Championship after signing a 12-month contract with Whitehaven.

Chief executive Barry Richardson said: 'We've signed him subject to a successful visa application.

'We've been working on it and hopefully it will only take another two to three weeks.

'We've two young half-backs and we felt we needed a bit of experience as well as competition for places and, when we knew Brett was available, we thought he would be an outstanding signing for us.'

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160 Bill Tupou - NRL Canberra Raiders
UPDATE 22/07/2015

Raiders Release Bill Tupou
Tue 21st July, 10:00AM

Bill Tupou during NRL Rugby League, Round 25 Canberra Raiders v Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium, Saturday 30th of August 2014.

The Canberra Raiders have released Bill Tupou from the remainder of his 2015 contract, to take up a new deal in the English Super League.

Tupou was contracted until the end of 2015, but an offer from the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats saw him seek an early release from his contract.

Arriving at the club midway through the 2013 season, Tupou played 14 matches at NRL level for the Raiders.

The Raiders would like to wish Bill all the best for the future and the remainder of the season at Wakefield

Bill is still at the Raiders with his contract running out at the end of this year. Found a season review on him from 2014...

Season Review: Bill Tupou
Simon McGuinness
Mon 20th October, 11:45AM

Any memories of Bill Tupou’s forgettable start to the year were quickly eroded when he finished the year off strongly in the NRL by scoring three impressive tries in the final five matches.

Tupou arrived in the Nation’s Capital last year from across the ditch after a mid-season switch from the New Zealand Warriors and quickly made a home for himself after a series of impressive displays in the Raiders backline.

This foreboded to a promising future in the lime green for 2014 and beyond.

The 24 year old's year started off well with Tupou proving to be one of the Raiders best at the Auckland Nines and backed up with his impressive trial form however due to the depth of the club’s outside backs stocks, Tupou began the year in the yellow and black of Mounties in the VB NSW Cup.

Tupou was one of Mounties top players to start the year and was the best candidate to step into Canberra’s NRL line-up in Round 4 following an unfortunate long-term injury to Edrick Lee.

Alas, Tupou’s first game for the Raiders in 2014 was one to forget with the talented winger knocking the ball on as he attempted to ground the ball for a try with the game in the balance. Fortunately for Tupou, the Raiders still managed to defeat the Bunnies 30-18.

After his glaring handling error, Tupou was dropped the following week in favour of Sami Sauiluma.

In his first game for the season against the Panthers in Round 5, Sauiluma too had an unhappy start to the year in lime green and found himself dropped the following week; ironically for Tupou.

Tupou’s recall to the NRL line-up began well with the former Junior Kiwis representative gaining over 100 metres in each of the first two fixtures however he again lost his place in the side following two heavy losses to the Sea Eagles and his former side the Warriors.

The Bay Roskill Vikings junior would not play NRL again until Round 22.

In that time, Tupou regained his form and his confidence with Mounties and was instrumental in consolidating the side in the top four of the VB NSW Cup for the majority of the season.

Following an injury to Brenko Lee and the demotion of Reece Robinson, Coach Ricky Stuart recalled Tupou for the Round 22 match against the Parramatta Eels at TIO Stadium, Darwin.

Tupou delivered his best game of the year to date, crossing for the first try of the match and running for over 100 metres.

Tupou was determined to prove his doubters wrong and would not lose his place in the Raiders first grade line-up for the remainder of the year.

Tupou registered under 100 metres gained in just one of his final five matches for the year and his three tries in these fixtures proved his ability as a strong finisher.

His impressive finish to the year saw Tupou selected in the Tongan National side for the Test against the Papua New Guinean Kumuls at season’s end in which he crossed for an eye-catching try.

Tupou’s strong finish to 2014 should give him plenty of confidence leading into 2015 as he looks to cement a regular spot in Stuart’s top 17 amidst pressure from the likes of new recruit Sisa Waqa and the emergence of the likes of Jordan Rapana, Brenko Lee and Jeremy Hawkins.

Games: 10

Average Minutes: 80

Tries: 3

Try Assists: 1

Try Saves: 2

Line Breaks: 4

Line Break Assists: 0

Tackle Breaks: 17

Average Metres: 97.3

Average Tackles: 4.9

Offloads: 2

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Was released by the Warriors to join Manly-Waringah Sea Eagles...

Warriors forward Feleti Mateo on a two-year deal
OCTOBER 28, 2014 12:00AM

Feleti Mateo will link up with the Sea Eagles in 2015.

MANLY have secured the services of New Zealand Warriors forward Feleti Mateo on a two-year deal.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal Mateo will link with the Sea Eagles after being granted a release by the Warriors with two years remaining on his contract.

Mateo’s signing means Manly are certain to lose veteran forward Anthony Watmough, with the NSW Origin and Test star to officially link with Parramatta as early as Tuesday.

On top of the ball-playing Mateo, it’s understood the Sea Eagles are also close to announcing the signature of experienced Newcastle forward Willie Mason.

The Daily Telegraph contacted Mateo on Monday, but the Tongan international declined to comment.



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165 Shaun Berrigan - ??? Retired from NRL Canberra Raiders.
Thank you once again Broncos (first one was PJ Marsh)...

Where Are They Now? Shaun Berrigan
Sun 15th June, 05:00PM

Date of birth: 4 November 1978

Years played for the Broncos: 1998-2007

Positions played during Broncos career: Hooker, five-eighth, halfback, centre

What are you doing these days for work: I work for Thiess out past Dalby on the gas pipeline.

Favourite Broncos memory from your playing days: Being a part of the 2006 Premiership side.

Prediction for the Broncos this season: Top 8 finish and from there anything can happen.

Player(s) to watch out for: Alex Glenn, he has been one of the best players week in week out for the team.

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