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  1. Misi Taulapapa

    Misi Taulapapa

    Taulapapa originally played Rugby Union during his junior years and only switched to league in 2004. Playing Bartercard Cup for Marist Richmond Brothers he would be signed to the Warriors squad. Two years later he would get to debut against the Rabbitohs. Warriors would however rip up his...
  2. Todd Byrne

    Todd Byrne

    Todd Byrne started his professional career with the Roosters. It was while playing for the Roosters that he would be best remembered for his failed cover tackle on Scott Sattler during the 2003 Grand Final loss to the Panthers. Todd played for the Roosters during their 2003 World Club Challenge...
  3. Paul Atkins

    Paul Atkins

    Played one solitary game in the NRL against the Roosters. Made the mistake of running the ball straight back to Adrian Morley twice where he got absolutely hammered on both ocassions. To his credit he bounced up both times earning the praise of then coach Tony Kemp. This from an article on the...
  4. 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...
  5. Brent Webb

    Brent Webb

    Australian-born fullback (Cairns, Queensland) was playing in the Queensland Cup competition where he was the top try scorer before being spotted by Daniel Anderson in 2002. Webb cemented a first grade place in 2003 after the departure of Ivan Cleary and impressed with his ability to change pace...
  6. David Mulhall

    David Mulhall

    David Mulhall is a former rugby league player. His position of preference was at fullback and he was also a noted goalkicker. Mulhall played for the Souths Magpies in the Queensland Cup competition, captaining the side. In 2000 he made his debut in the National Rugby League competition for the...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Carl Doherty

    Carl Doherty

    A Glenora Bears junior, in 1999 he shot to prominence when he was called up from the local Auckland scene by the Auckland Warriors. He played five games for the club in the National Rugby League during the 1999 season. He was one of several options trialled by the Warriors as they searched for a...
  10. Cliff Beverley

    Cliff Beverley

    Beverley signed for the then Auckland Warriors in 1999. He made his debut in round four, replacing an injured Matthew Ridge. He played 44 National Rugby League games for the club, half of them from the bench. 1995 Waitakere City 1999–2001 Auckland Warriors 2002 Barrow Raiders 2003–2005 Salford...
  11. Matthew Ridge

    Matthew Ridge

    Deadly-accurate goal-kicker came from NZ 's junior All Black ranks to play with Manly in 1990. Ridge impressed immediately at fullback and within six first grade matches, he was playing for NZ in a qualifying World Cup match against Great Britain. One of the most consistent goal-kickers in the...
  12. Doc Murray

    Doc Murray

    A Ellerslie Eagles junior, Murray was picked up by the Warriors after playing for the Auckland City Vulcans. After a horror run of injuries to the Warriors starting fullbacks, Gene Ngamu and Marc Ellis, Doc was selected to make his debut in 1996 against Manly in a game they lost 10-22. He spent...
  13. Marc Ellis

    Marc Ellis

    Ellis started playing rugby for Otago before gaining selection for the All Blacks in 1992. A wiry winger (he crossed for 6 tries when NZ beat Japan 145-7 in a 1995 World Cup qualifier. At the end of the 1995 season Ellis switched to league to play for the Auckland Warriors where he joined his...
  14. Frano Botica

    Frano Botica

    Former All Black (7 Tests) was an ace goal-kicking winger/fullback during Wigan’s championship reign in the early 1990s. Botica returned to NZ with Wigan coach John Monie in 1995 for the Warriors’ debut season but left only one season and saw out his professional career with Castleford in...
  15. Greg Alexander

    Greg Alexander

    Penrith's first ‘home-grown’ Test player, Greg Alexander displayed a unique ability during his career to score and set up tries. Fast, with an elusive step and swerve, 'Brandy' Alexander was also a great tactical kicker, a confident goal-kicker and an excellent cover-defender. A star schoolboy...
  16. Manoa Thompson

    Manoa Thompson

    Thompson was born in Fiji before moving to Australia when he was 11. His birth mother, Elenoa Tokalautawa died when he was very young, he was adopted by his mother's younger sister, Ana Waqanibaravi Thompson. He played his junior football with the Alexandria Rovers. Thompson also played rugby...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...