Vinnie Anderson

Player Info

Name
Vincent Manase Mohenoa Anderson
Nickname
Vinnie
Date of Birth
02/02/79
Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
Height
186cm
Weight
89 kg
Nationality
New Zealand, Tonga
Warriors #
100
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
7th July 2002 vs Cronulla Sharks
Junior Club
Northcote Tigers
Signed From
Mt Albert
Position
Centre, Five Eighth, Lock
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinnie_Anderson
Auckland centre, the older brother of Louis and Fraser. Anderson played for Northcote Tigers and Mount Albert Lions in the Auckland Rugby League competition before transferring to East Coast Bays Barracudas to play alongside his father Warrick. His father later coached the Barracudas to the 2003 Fox Memorial title.

Anderson debuted for New Zealand Warriors in Round 17 of the 2002 National Rugby League, playing against Cronulla Sharksat Toyota Park on 7 July 2002. That year the Warriors went on to the 2002 NRL Grand Final, which they lost 30-8 to Sydney City Roosters.

In 2003 he played centre as New Zealand Warriors fell one victory short of a consecutive Grand Final appearance.

He scored two tries in his Test debut in the 30-16 win against Australia in October 2003. Anderson shifted to five-eighth and played with his younger brother Louis in four Test matches at the end of 2004 – including the 16-all draw against Australia and losses to Australia and Great Britain in England.

He would play a couple seasons with Wigan before linking up with brother Louis at the Wolves and finishing his career at Salford.
  • 2002–04 NZ Warriors
  • 2003–2006 New Zealand Kiwis
  • 2005 Tri Nations Champions with the Kiwis
  • 2005–06 St Helens
  • 2007–10 Warrington Wolves
  • 2009 Challenge Cup final winners with the Wolves
  • 2010 Challenge Cup final winners with the Wolves
  • 2011–12 Salford Reds

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