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  1. Phil Blake

    Phil Blake

    Manly junior burst onto the league scene as an 18-year-old halfback in 1982. Blake was a brilliant prospect, possessing a perfect chip-kick, with great anticipation and positional play, and was unlucky not to tour with the Kangaroos that year. A try-scorer in Manly's grand final loss to P’matta...
  2. Dean Bell

    Dean Bell

    Rated the best centre in the world by former NZ coach Graham Lowe in the late 1980s, the Kiwi Test star’s time with Easts was marred by suspension and injury. Bell, who made the first of 26 Test appearances in 1983, first played in England with the Carlisle club in 1982-83. The fiery...
  3. 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...
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    Player Tuimoala Lolohea

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  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

    Raymond Faitala-Mariner

    Educated at Edgewater College, the highly promising back rower made his NYC debut as an 18-year-old in 2012 and went on to make six appearances. He made rapid progress the following year, establishing himself as a wide-running second rower. Faitala-Mariner strung together three exceptional...
  8. 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...
  9. Sio Siua Taukeiaho

    Sio Siua Taukeiaho

    Taukeiaho is of Tongan descent and played for the Otara Scorpions in 2010 before being signed by the New Zealand Warriors. He played in the 2011 Toyota Cup winning Junior Warriors and was named in the Junior Kiwis that year. He made his first grade debut in round 26 against the St. George...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
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    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. Player Lewis Brown

    Apparently so. Plays for wests. Is a hooker. Kiwi. Bit of a talent apparently