Mark Tookey was always good for entertainment value, but I only ever felt he had one really good season, that being 2002. He had a golden run early on that season when he scored a couple of freakish tries. Anyone remember the Stacey banana kick that he snatched mid-air and went over against the Tigers? Also the break he made straight from the kickoff that led to back to back tries against the Cowboys?
I was living in Brisbane and he was being talked up big time for the Origin spot. Sadly I think his form dipped away in 2003 when that Origin dream seemed to become too distant for him, and then the emergence of Villisanti as a quality front rower sealed his fate.
I was always a big fan of Tuimavavae. In the bad years of the late 90's he was the one you could always rely on to put in a top effort. Hugely underrated compared to some of the other high profile players who were at the Warriors then, but on performance there were few better in my opinion.
I always find it hard to come up with proper words for Jason Death. He wasn't a flashy player, but at the same time he had more skills than the standard workaholic tackling machine. He was a character for sure, but while he was with us was one of our most consistent players. Purchasing him along with Robert Mears proved to one of the few great moves Warriors management made back then. I guess that's what the current management is thinking in regards to the signings of Luck and Gatis so their presence in the side in some ways could be contributed to the success Death had. The Warriors gave him a chance and he repaid their faith with some top performances on a regular basis.