1998

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    Staff Frank Endacott

    Frank Endacott
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    Player Zane Clark

    Zane Clark Clark was signed by the Auckland Warriors for the 1998 season as a back up to Syd Eru. When Eru was injured Clark made five first grade appearances for the Warriors. He was not re-signed for the 1999 season and instead moved to Australia and played for Cessnock Goannas in the...
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    Player Tyran Smith

    Tyran Smith Rugby League nomad, a centre turned back-rower, represented the Maori team in the 2000 World Cup. Smith appeared in 8 Tests for NZ between 1994 and 2000. Only played one season with the Warriors where he made 10 appearances and scoring one try. He was in great form with the...
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    Player Jerry Seuseu

    Jerry Seuseu A Mangere East Hawks junior, Seuseu represented the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 and 1996 before joining the Auckland Warriors where he was named Reserve Grader of the Year in 1997 in a side that lost the Reserve Grade Grand Final. Seuseu then became a...
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    Player Aaron Whittaker

    Aaron Whittaker Born and bred in Christchurch. Part of the Canterbury team coached by Frank Endacott that dominated local league in the early 90's. Was signed by the Steelers in 1992 where he played 3 games before returning to NZ to play for Canterbury. Went to England for 2 seasons before...
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    Player Shane Endacott

    Shane Endacott Endacott was a junior in the Canterbury Rugby League competition, representing Papanui and Sydenham. He played for the Canterbury Cardinals in the new Lion Red Cup in 1994. During this time he studied at the University of Canterbury, gaining a Bachelor of Science degree...
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    Player Bryan Henare

    Bryan Henare An Otahuhu Leopards junior, Henare toured Great Britain in 1993 with the Junior Kiwis and he represented a New Zealand President's XIII in 1996. Henare also toured with the New Zealand Māori rugby league team in 1995. Henare played in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 for the Auckland...
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    Player Brady Malam

    Brady Malam In 1996 the Glenora Bear junior made his ARL debut for the Auckland Warriors. He was a key part of the 1996 team that made the Reserve Grade Grand Final. He was also named Development Player of the Year. He went on to play 55 games for the Warriors, both from the bench and...
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    Player Anthony Swann

    Anthony Swann Swann's career started with the Waitakere City Raiders in the 1994 Lion Red Cup, before he signed with the Auckland Warriors, joining there reserve grade side. He made the Warriors' first grade side in 1996 and played 36 times for the club. He was a New Zealand representative in...
  10. mt.wellington

    General Syd Eru

    Syd Eru Wellington hooker, a 19-Test veteran for NZ between 1995 and 1998, was a foundation member of the Auckland Warriors in 1995. He was signed as a back up hooker but by the end of the 1995 season he had replaced Duane Mann as the starting hooker. He played 59 games for the Warriors and...
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    Player Joe Vagana

    Joe Vagana
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    Player Tony Tatupu

    Tony Tatupu SECOND ROW | TONY TATUPU (#12) A tall ball-playing back rower, Tatupu (born on July 26, 1969), was signed by the Auckland Warriors from the local football scene. Out of the Mount Albert club, he played for North Harbour in the Lion Red Cup in 1994 and also won Kiwi selection...
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    Player Gene Ngamu

    Gene Ngamu STANDOFF | GENE NGAMU (#6) Born in Auckland on January 27, 1974, Ngamu played for Marist and Northcote in Auckland before being signed by Manly, then coached by Graham Lowe, in 1992. He made his first-grade debut and nine appearances in all in 1992 and 1993, signed with the...
  14. 1998 Home/Away Jersey

    1998 Home/Away Jersey

    With the Super League coming to an expensive end, Australasian teams would once again be reunited under the one organisiation. This time it would be under the newly formed NRL. The same design would be used as the previous year with the new NRL badge and new sleeve sponsor Barter Card. As in...
  15. 1998 Trial Jersey

    1998 Trial Jersey

    Worn only during the Warriors 3 preseason trial games during the month of February. There would be no NRL badge and the sleeve sponsor was DB Bitter. Come Round 1 on the 13th March against the South Sydney Rabbitohs the sleeve sponsor would be Bartercard. DB Bitter would relinquish the sleeve...
  16. Francis Meli

    Francis Meli

    Powerful Auckland winger made his Test debut against France in 2001 after representing Samoa in the 2000 World Cup. Meli was a try-scorer against Australia in the 28-10 Test loss in Wellington at the end of 2001. The following year Meli took his place in the Warriors grand final team that lost...
  17. Frank Watene

    Frank Watene

    Frank Watene was part of the Warriors development system for 4 years before his debut. He would play his one and only match for the Warriors on the last round of the 1998 season and be released by the club that year. 1998 Auckland Warriors 1999–2001 Wakefield Wildcats 2002–2003 Dewsbury Rams...
  18. Ali Lauitiiti

    Ali Lauitiiti

    Talented forward, a veteran of 11 Tests for the Kiwis between 1998 and 2002, was named ‘Dally M’ second rower of the year in 2002 – the year that club lost the grand final to the Roosters. Lauititi was selected to play against Australia in July 2003 but was forced to miss the match through...
  19. Tyran Smith

    Tyran Smith

    Rugby League nomad, a centre turned back-rower, represented the Maori team in the 2000 World Cup. Smith appeared in 8 Tests for NZ between 1994 and 2000. Only played one season with the Warriors where he made 10 appearances and scoring one try. He was in great form with the W’Tigers in the...
  20. Quentin Pongia

    Quentin Pongia

    Kiwi prop came to Canberra from the C’bury (NZ) club in 1993. After securing a place on the 1993-94 Kiwi tour of England and France, Pongia added much-needed muscle to the Canberra pack in the Raiders' grand final win over C’bury in 1994. In 1998 he would sign and play for the Warriors in what...