2014

  1. Carlos Tuimavave

    Carlos Tuimavave

    Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuimavave is of Samoan descent and played his junior football for the Mount Wellington Warriors while attending St. Patricks School and Sacred Heart College, both in east Auckland. Tuimavave is a cousin of former New Zealand Warriors, Newcastle Knights and Hull...
  2. Thomas Leuluai

    Thomas Leuluai

    The son of James Leuluai and part of the famous Leuluai Rugby League family he was the youngest player to ever debut for the Warriors. He became the second youngest Kiwi Test player (barely 18) when he debuted against Australia in July 2003. He had limited first team experience at New Zealand...
  3. 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...
  4. Ngani Laumape

    Ngani Laumape

    Ngani Laumape first started turning heads playing rugby union as a stand-out for the Palmerston North Boys’ High School First XV. On the rugby league scene he featured for the NZ Residents 18s in 2011, was signed by the Vodafone Warriors and earned a place in the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ NYC...
  5. General Eden Park Gets 3 Games 2014

    Here we go! It had to come, just hope that they bring out a flexi pass or Mt. Smart membership in 2014 The Warriors are set to play three NRL matches at Eden Park in 2014. It represents a 300 per cent increase on previous seasons and signals the first step in an impending permanent move to the...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Nathan Friend

    Nathan Friend

    Born and raised in Toowoomba, Friend started playing rugby league at the age of five for Wests Juniors. In 2000 he joined the Brisbane Broncos feeder club the Toowoomba Clydesdales and in 2002 he moved to Brisbane to train full-time with the Broncos, making his first-grade debut later that year...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Dane Nielsen

    Dane Nielsen

    From the North Queensland town of Mackay, Nielsen is of Indigenous Australian and Solomon Island descent and was a Norths Devils junior. Nielsen started his NRL career with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, making his début on 20 July 2007 against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. In 2008 Nielsen...
  12. Konrad Hurrell

    Konrad Hurrell

    Born in Tonga, Konrad Hurrell moved to New Zealand in 2009 after being awarded an athletic scholarship to Auckland Grammar School. The multi-talented Hurrell played in the backline for the First XV, as well as representing the school in athletics and weightlifting. In 2011 he switched codes and...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. mt.wellington

    Player Ngani Laumape

    Laumape's star is on rise By Michael Burgess 5:30 AM Sunday Apr 7, 2013 Ngani Laumape has not looked overawed in his first two NRL games. Photo / Getty Images In the midst of a difficult start to the season for the Warriors, Ngani Laumape has been a breakthrough bonus. The NRL rookie...
  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...