2002

  1. Shontayne Hape

    Shontayne Hape

    A Massey High School student, Hape started his rugby education as a Te Atatu Roosters junior. He played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 1998. Hape played for the Glenora Bears in the 2001 Bartercard Cup. Hape signed for the Auckland Warriors in 1999. In the same year, he played...
  2. David Myles

    David Myles

    David was originally signed to the South Queensland Crushers but after he couldnt get any game time he was signed to the Gold Coast Chargers where he made his debut against the Broncos in 1998. After the Chargers franchise folded he headed to the Sharks in 1999 but again couldnt get game time...
  3. Mark Tookey

    Mark Tookey

    Massive forward made a name for himself as a ‘super-sub’ with P’matta before signing a huge contract with the Warriors. Tookey struggled to find form with the club, even playing for feeder club Newtown in the Metropolitan Cup competition. He fought his way back and was in the Warriors’ squad in...
  4. Ivan Cleary

    Ivan Cleary

    Manly junior had a great season at fullback while deputising for the injured Matthew Ridge in 1993. Cleary's standout performances earned him a contract with Norths but after being injured in the early part of the season, he made his comeback in the centres because of the good form of rookie...
  5. Clinton Toopi

    Clinton Toopi

    Toopi began his career playing rugby league with the junior ranks of the Mt Wellington and Otahuhu Leopards clubs. As a junior he was a forward but was shifted to the centres with the Warriors. His first grade career began with the then Auckland Warriors, debuting against the South Sydney...
  6. 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...
  7. Monty Betham

    Monty Betham

    Former Auckland lock, captain of the Junior Kiwis, represented Samoa in the 2000 World Cup competition before shifting to hooker in 2001. Betham, the son of the NZ boxing champion of the same name, represented NZ against France and Australia (as a lock) during the historic 2001 season in which...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 stalwart in the New...
  10. Logan Swann

    Logan Swann

    Logan Swann was signed in 1994 as a Warriors development player. He played Warriors Colts in 1995 and Warriors Reserves in 1996. He was selected by his Reserves coach Frank Endicott, who was also coaching the Kiwis, to represent his country in 1996. He stayed with the Warriors for seven...
  11. Awen Guttenbeil

    Awen Guttenbeil

    Auckland backrower represented Tonga in 1995’s World Cup competition before being graded with the Warriors. Guttenbeil was chased by several professional clubs after an Auckland Development Tour of Australia in 1993 and ended up moving to Sydney at the age of 17 to sign for the Manly-Warringah...
  12. Stacey Jones

    Stacey Jones

    Former Junior Kiwi Test captain made his mark as a 19-year-old halfback in the Warriors’ debut season. The grandson of Maunga Emery, NZ international halfback of the 1960s, Jones was selected in the Kiwis’ World Cup squad at the end of 1995 and was a regular visitor to the Test arena during the...
  13. Staff Daniel Anderson

    Daniel Anderson On the Sunday Roast, it has been said Daniel Anderson has been approached to coach the Penrith Panthers side in 2009.
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