2011

  1. Joel Moon

    Joel Moon

    Moon was part of the Broncos development system for a number of years before making his debut for Brisbane during the Origin period. That team would be nicknamed the 'Baby Broncos'. Before then he had played for the Australian Schoolboys and Queensland U19 State of Origin teams. Moon decided to...
  2. Micheal Luck

    Micheal Luck

    After playing Australian Schoolboys rep footy in 1999 Luck would make his NRL debut for the Cowboys in 2001. Luck would play 76 games for the Cowboys, mostly from the bench, before signing for the Warriors. In his first season for the Warriors, 2006, Luck managed to play every single NRL game...
  3. Lance Hohaia

    Lance Hohaia

    Waikato halfback had a sensational debut season with the Warriors in 2002 after represented Northern Districts against the touring French team in 2001. Hohaia grabbed the five-eighth role with both hands but an injury late in the season saw him relegated to the interchange bench in the club’s...
  4. Elijah Taylor

    Elijah Taylor

    Born in Taranaki, Taylor attended Patea High School before moving to Northland with his family, where he attended Kaitaia College. Taylor was a rugby union age group representative for Taranaki, Northland and Auckland before taking up rugby league in 2006 while studying at St. Paul's College...
  5. Sione Lousi

    Sione Lousi

    A tall back row forward or prop, Sione Lousi is another graduate from the Vodafone Warriors’ development programme. With links to the Richmond and Bay Roskill clubs, he’s a product of Auckland’s St Paul’s College, which has developed a long line of Kiwis including Mark Graham, Dane O'Hara, Nigel...
  6. Jacob Lillyman

    Jacob Lillyman

    Lillyman attended Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers, where he was a boarding student for a while. His youth club was the Richmond Tigers in Northwest Queensland. While attending Kirwan State High School, Lillyman played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2002. Jacob Lillyman arrived...
  7. Russell Packer

    Russell Packer

    Educated at Foxton Beach School and Manawatu College, Packer originally played rugby union from a young age for the junior Foxton rugby club and also for a junior Marist club in Nelson. Packer also played in the Foxton Rugby League Under 14s side at the age of nine years in a curtain raiser...
  8. Pita Godinet

    Pita Godinet

    Godinet is a Sydenham and Richmond Rovers junior. Godinet played for the Waitakere Rangers in the 2007 Bartercard Cup. In 2008 he represented Auckland in the Bartercard Premiership and played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. He was named the Vulcans rookie of the year. In 2010 Godinet...
  9. Jerome Ropati

    Jerome Ropati

    Ropati is of Samoan descent and was educated at St Paul's College, a school noted for its rugby league teams. His junior club was the Marist Saints and he also played for the Marist Richmond Brothers in the Bartercard Cup. In 2002 Ropati was named captain of the Junior Kiwis squad which played...
  10. Sam Rapira

    Sam Rapira

    The older brother of Steve, Sam Rapira attended Hamilton Boys' High School and played for the Hukanui club. He later played for the Waicoa Bay Stallions in the Bartercard Cup. Rapira first made the Junior Kiwis in 2004, and played for them again in 2005. Also in 2005 he was named in the New...
  11. Glen Fisiiahi

    Glen Fisiiahi

    From a well-known Auckland rugby league family, Glen Fisiiahi was given a brief taste of NYC football in 2009, making three appearances in the squad. In 2010, Fisiiahi became a first-choice player for the Vodafone Junior Warriors, scoring 20 tries in 26 matches in the team’s memorable...
  12. Feleti Mateo

    Feleti Mateo

    Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Mateo is of English and Tongan descent. Mateo attended Westfields Sports High School until Year 10 and then moved to Terra Sancta College. During this time he played for the Dundas Shamrocks and Lalor Park Kookaburras before being signed by the Parramatta Eels...
  13. Ben Matulino

    Ben Matulino

    Signed out of Wellington, Ben Matulino made an immediate impression with the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the inaugural NYC competition in 2008. The former St Bernard's College student quickly earned promotion to the NRL, going on to appear in each of the Vodafone Warriors' remaining 15 matches...
  14. Kevin Locke

    Kevin Locke

    A Northcote Tigers junior who attended Northcote college, Locke first gained attention when he played for the Auckland Lionsin the NSWRL Premier League in 2007. In 2006 Locke made the Junior Kiwis side. In 2008 he was signed by the New Zealand Warriors and played in the Toyota Cup, finishing...
  15. Simon Mannering

    Simon Mannering

    After completing his high school education at Nelson College in 2004, Simon was signed by the Vodafone Warriors and made his debut in 2005. He soon became a regular feature of the line-up, playing in all 26 matches for the Warriors in 2007 and also appearing in each of the Kiwis' six tests. He...
  16. Manu Vatuvei

    Manu Vatuvei

    Born in New Zealand and bred in Otara, Auckland. Attended Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate and played for the Otara Scorpions and Otahuhu Leopards in Auckland Rugby League competitions before playing for the Otahuhu Ellerslie Leopards in the Bartercard Cup. ‘The Beast’ was scouted at the age of 16...
  17. Shaun Johnson

    Shaun Johnson

    Johnson's mother is Laotian and his father is a Pākehā (New Zealander of European origin). From Whangaparaoa, Johnson attended Orewa College and played many sports, including basketball and rugby union, but made his name playing touch and Australian rules football. Few players have had to deal...
  18. Spence

    Player Ben Matulino

    Matulino creates an NRL first in 100th game Tuesday 19 June 2012 6:05 PM Vodafone Warriors prop Ben Matulino created an even more significant slice of history than initially thought when he appeared in his 100th NRL game in Saturday night’s encounter with Cronulla. Checks have confirmed he...
  19. Player Bill Tupou

    Bill Tupou Just watching the game again and I must say Billy Tupou is really underrated. His work in this game has been top notch, was very good after an early mistake last week too. Obviously he's not perfect and has the odd stuff up, but he's really settling into the team nicely and...