2014

  1. mt.wellington

    General Mad Monday

    Didn't think there would be a need for this thread but things are starting to surface and at least one club hasn't learnt their lesson… Ricky Stuart bans Mad Monday for Canberra Raiders at end of NRL season Date September 6, 2014 Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart has abolished Mad Monday...
  2. Agnatius Paasi

    Agnatius Paasi

    Born in Tonga, Paasi moved to New Zealand when he was three years old. At age 17, Paasi moved to Australia on a scholarship to play for Keebra Park State High School where they won the Arrive Alive Cup in 2009. He also played some Australian rules football for the school. He was offered a...
  3. mt.wellington

    General 2014 Members Forum

    Heard word that the Members Forum will be held next Tuesday. I implore all members who can get to Warriors HQ to please attend. I plan on asking some very serious questions and would like for fellow Members to attend and voice their concerns about the current state of the club. Especially with...
  4. Andrew McFadden

    Andrew McFadden

    Appointed Vodafone Warriors acting head coach, 07/04/2014 Coaching Career: Canberra Jersey Flegg coach, 2005 Canberra premier league coach, 2006 Les Catalans assistant coach, 2007-2008 Canberra NYC coach, 2009 Canberra assistant coach, 2010-2012 Vodafone Warriors assistant coach, 2013-2014...
  5. Solomone Kata

    Solomone Kata

    Born in Neiafu, Tonga, Kata moved to New Zealand in 2011 on a rugby union scholarship at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. Kata represented the Tongan under 21 side. Kata switched to rugby league in 2013, signing with the New Zealand Warriors. Kata played for the Warriors Holden Cup team and was...
  6. John Palavi

    John Palavi

    John Palavi is yet another product from St Paul’s College where he was head boy and school dux in 2010. He had to juggle his studies with his sporting pursuits, making his NYC debut for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in 2009 while still in his second-to-last year at school. By the end of his...
  7. Tuimoala Lolohea

    Tuimoala Lolohea

    A player destined for a big future in the game, Lolohea left his imprint on the NYC in 2013 when, as an 18-year old, picking up 22 tries playing in all of the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ 28 fixtures. His dazzling feet, speed and skill saw him collect the club's TNT NYC Young Player of the Year...
  8. Sebastine Ikahihifo

    Sebastine Ikahihifo

    Ikahihifo presented a challenge for commentators when he first appeared on the NYC scene in 2009 and again when he made his NRL debut late in the 2012 campaign. Boasting explosive speed as a wide-running second-rower, he has a huge capacity for work on both attack and defence. A big minutes...
  9. Siliva Havili

    Siliva Havili

    After impressing as a junior with the Manurewa Marlins, Havili came through the Vodafone Warriors’ development system to make his NYC debut in 2011. He displayed moments of brilliance throughout his rookie year in the hooker position, scoring nine tries as he appeared in each of the Vodafone...
  10. David Fusitua

    David Fusitua

    Starting his playing career with the Marist Saints, David is a product of Kelston Boys' High. ‘Fus’ had the distinction of playing for each of the club’s teams in 2014. He represented the Vodafone Warriors at the NRL Nines and went on to make his NRL debut as well as playing for the NRL, NSW...
  11. Sam Lousi

    Sam Lousi

    Sam Lousi was born in Auckland, New Zealand. He is the younger brother of Sione Lousi who plays international rugby league for Tonga. A Bay Roskill Vikings and Richmond Rovers junior, Lousi was educated at St Paul's College in Auckland. He played for the New Zealand Warriors Toyota Cup squad...
  12. Chad Townsend

    Chad Townsend

    Chad Townsend, a Sydney native, honed his craft in the Cronulla-Sutherland junior league circuit and in 2011 he got the call-up for his hometown Sharks, fulfilling a childhood dream. He made his first-grade debut against the Broncos in June 2011 but he was not able to sustain regular appearances...
  13. Jayson Bukuya

    Jayson Bukuya

    An Apsley and Norths Brisbane junior, Bukuya made his National Rugby League debut for the Cronulla Sharks in 2008. He joined the New Zealand Warriors for the 2014 season. On 1 November 2014, Bukuya was released from his Warriors' contract on compassionate grounds to return to Sydney. On 11...
  14. Ben Henry

    Ben Henry

    An outstanding debut season as a 17-year-old culminated in Ben being named the club’s 2009 Young NYC Player of the Year. He scored eight tries in his 19 appearances, going on to establish himself as captain in 2010. He led the side to the grand final – which the Junior Warriors won – but sadly...
  15. Sam Tomkins

    Sam Tomkins

    Debuted for the Wigan Warriors against Whitehaven in a fifth round Challenge Cup match on 12 May 2008 Became the first player in Rugby League History to score five tries in a first grade debut Was named Reserve Team Player of the Year at the Wigan inaugural awards evening in 2008 Debuted in...
  16. Charlie Gubb

    Charlie Gubb

    Gubb is another Vodafone Warrior who cut his teeth on rugby union before switching codes. A Wellington College graduate, Charlie played in the schools’ First XV but switched to rugby league in 2008 and made his start in the Wellington club circuit with University Hunters. He was scouted by the...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Suaia Matagi

    Suaia Matagi

    Matagi served a year in Manawatu Prison, after being convicted of assault. His conviction meant he could not obtain a visa to travel to Australia until 2012. Following his release from prison, Matagi began playing rugby league. He played for the Te Atatu Roosters and Mount Albert Lions in the...
  20. Dominique Peyroux

    Dominique Peyroux

    New Zealand-born but of Cook Islands, French, Samoan and Solomon Islands descent, Peyroux played junior rugby league in Auckland before moving across the Tasman at age 15 to chase his dream of a career in the NRL. He signed with the Roosters in 2007 but was unable to earn a spot in the NRL...