1995

  1. Stephen Kearney

    Stephen Kearney

    Junior Kiwi representative captain showed tremendous promise in Wests’ President's Cup grand final win over St George in 1992. Kearney developed into an accomplished ball-playing forward in 1993 and toured England and France with the Kiwi national side at the end of the year. He became the...
  2. Hitro Okesene

    Hitro Okesene

    I and in 1995 was part of the inaugural Auckland Warriors squad. Former Junior Kiwi forward from the Manukau club in NZ played with Carlisle in 1989-92 before returning to the Auckland domestic competition in 1994 where he captained the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup. Played in...
  3. Duane Mann

    Duane Mann

    Duane Mann, part of the famous Mann league family, started as a Glenora Bear junior. Was selected for the very first Mate Ma'a Tonga International team in 1986. Moved to England to play for the Warrington Wolves in 1989 before being signed by the Auckland Warriors. Returned home and played for...
  4. Gavin Hill

    Gavin Hill

    Goal-kicking Auckland forward, a former rugby union player with the NZ Maori team, gave good service to the Bulldogs for two seasons before signing with the Auckland Warriors. Hill made his Test debut with the Kiwis in the one-off match against Papua New Guinea in 1992 but was sensationally...
  5. Greg Alexander

    Greg Alexander

    Penrith's first ‘home-grown’ Test player, Greg Alexander displayed a unique ability during his career to score and set up tries. Fast, with an elusive step and swerve, 'Brandy' Alexander was also a great tactical kicker, a confident goal-kicker and an excellent cover-defender. A star schoolboy...
  6. Manoa Thompson

    Manoa Thompson

    Thompson was born in Fiji before moving to Australia when he was 11. His birth mother, Elenoa Tokalautawa died when he was very young, he was adopted by his mother's younger sister, Ana Waqanibaravi Thompson. He played his junior football with the Alexandria Rovers. Thompson also played rugby...
  7. Sean Hoppe

    Sean Hoppe

    In 1992 he played for Auckland in a preseason match against the Canberra Raiders. Auckland lost 14-32, but the Raiders, who had been looking for a quality winger since the retirement of John Ferguson, saw enough of Hoppe to offer him a contract and he moved to Canberra before the end of the...
  8. Phil Blake

    Phil Blake

    Manly junior burst onto the league scene as an 18-year-old halfback in 1982. Blake was a brilliant prospect, possessing a perfect chip-kick, with great anticipation and positional play, and was unlucky not to tour with the Kangaroos that year. A try-scorer in Manly's grand final loss to P’matta...
  9. Dean Bell

    Dean Bell

    Rated the best centre in the world by former NZ coach Graham Lowe in the late 1980s, the Kiwi Test star’s time with Easts was marred by suspension and injury. Bell, who made the first of 26 Test appearances in 1983, first played in England with the Carlisle club in 1982-83. The fiery...