Warriors 1st Grader
- Sep 1, 2015
There is more to it than that Welly.Yeah he was the first official signing for the club. Was picked up from the Waikato Lion Red club after a stint with Featherston...
I am having to go on memory but he had two very good seasons with the Bulldogs in 1992 & 93. I think he was signed by the Warriors in that time but of course he had to get through the 1994 season without a club for some reason. Gavin went to England for our summer and then came back and played in the Waikato, but he had been signed for the Warriors long before that.
I think it was like Sean Hoppe who when he signed got dropped by the Raiders straight away although I think he then got signed by the Bears for a year. Wikipedia says that the Raiders did not extend his contract, but there was more to it that that. The Raiders were playing a pre season game at Carlaw Park when they heard Sean had signed with the Warriors and he was dropped from first grade straight away.
Signing for the Warriors back then was not the done thing.