General Waiheke Island Pictures and Report

Wiki_old

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Waiheke Island's rugby league fans turned out en masse to welcome the Vodafone Warriors on Sunday (January 22).
Head coach Ivan Cleary took the squad to the island for a special public training session at the Waiheke Rams Rugby League Club headquarters in Ostend.
Several hundred locals and visitors from mainland Auckland were on hand as Cleary and his coaching staff put the players through a 90-minute skills-based games session. Among those looking on was local resident Norm Stephens, who coached Glenora successfully in the 1970s.
The only key Vodafone Warrior unable to make the trip was halfback Nathan Fien, who left Auckland on Sunday morning to join 16 other NRL first-grade players for the Queensland emerging State of Origin camp in Brisbane.
After travelling to Waiheke Island on the SeaLink ferry from Half Moon Bay, Jaguar Tours transported the Vodafone Warriors to the Waiheke Sports Club where they received a Maori welcome from the Waiheke Rams club.
After the training run, Vodafone Warriors captain Steve Price presented signed jerseys to the club before the players broke up to sign autographs and have photos taken with fans.
While the players and football department staff were involved with the training session, wives, partners and children were taken on an island tour before joining the players and staff at the club for a barbecue laid on by the Mad Butcher (Peter Leitch) and members of the Waiheke Kayak Club.
Price, Kiwi captain Ruben Wiki and Louis Anderson also made an appearance at a RESQBBQ at the Onetangi Sports Club, put on to raise funds for the Auckland Helicopter Rescue Trust's new helicopter.
The entire Vodafone Warriors party finished off their day on the island relaxing at Little Oneroa Beach before returning home.


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Too many for me to post :D
 

STRIDER_old

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From those pics some of the guys look in great shape. Much much bigger has Simon mannering got. Looks like he grew an inch or two and put on some solid weight. Sonny fai is a solid unit as well. I got good vibes about Cooper Vuna this year, Hopefully he breaks through for the warriors.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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That's some kewl pics. Nice to see 'em out and about within the community.
 

kiwi man_old

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STRIDER said:
From those pics some of the guys look in great shape. Much much bigger has Simon mannering got. Looks like he grew an inch or two and put on some solid weight. Sonny fai is a solid unit as well. I got good vibes about Cooper Vuna this year, Hopefully he breaks through for the warriors.

yea mannering doesnt look like a 'stick' anymore and sonny fai is huge for a 17yr old. im getting good vibes from george tuakura, he apparently has impressed cleary at training and he has trimmed down from 126kg to 117kg and has been working very hard. and tony martin looks like he has put on alot of muscle
 

David James_old

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Martin is looking very big now and he was looking the fittest of our 3/4's when training at Mairangi Bay. Tuakara has def slimmed down, and Simon Mannering a lot more imposing than last year.

From the looks of the Mairangi Bay day the fittest of the different running categories on the day seemed to be.

Props - Steve Price, closely followed by Ruben, with Tuakara very strong at first but fading later.

Second Row - Wairangi Koopu

Halves - Lance Hohaia

Backs - Tony Martin.
 

Wiki_old

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You know I'm getting good vibes about the whole team.

All our new youngsters are monsters. Our Warriors were the best in their positions in the recent Tri Nations. We have a new coach. We have a new jersey. We look as if we are enjoying our footy. We look fit. We look happy.

I'm freaking excited.

And I'm really looking forward to letting Van Ah, Rapira, Fai, Vuna and Tuakura a go! Including the others!

Can't wait :)
 

Ronnie_7_old

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Wiki said:
You know I'm getting good vibes about the whole team.

All our new youngsters are monsters. Our Warriors were the best in their positions in the recent Tri Nations. We have a new coach. We have a new jersey. We look as if we are enjoying our footy. We look fit. We look happy.

I'm freaking excited.

And I'm really looking forward to letting Van Ah, Rapira, Fai, Vuna and Tuakura a go! Including the others!

Can't wait :)

Yeah looks to be on the up and up.Just wish the season would start already!!! :D
 

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