hooker

  1. Nathan Fien

    Nathan Fien

    Nathan Fien debuted for the Cowboys in 2000 and a year later he would be playing off the bench for Queenslands State of Origin squad. After playing 93 games for the Cowboys, Nathan signed with the New Zealand Warriors from season 2005 onwards. He later extended his contract until the end of...
  2. Herewini Rangi

    Herewini Rangi

    Rangi grew up in Huntly and played for the Taniwharau Rugby League Club that would also produce Warriors like Lance Hohaia and Wairangi Koopu. In 2001 he played for the Waikato Under-17s and also made the National U-17 team. He made the Junior Kiwis in 2002. Herewini would play only one...
  3. Paul Dezolt

    Paul Dezolt

    Made his professional debut for the Cowboys in 1999. Spent 5 seasons with them before being released in 2003. Had played only 30 games by that time. Same year he would play International league for Italy. Paul Dezolt was signed to the Warriors for the clubs shortest contract of 6 months. He...
  4. Louis Anderson

    Louis Anderson

    His junior clubs were the East Coast Bays Barracudas in Auckland and the Taniwharau Rugby League Club in Huntly. Played for the Warriors alongside his brother Vinnie Anderson. Would stay for 4 seasons racking up 67 matches before moving to Warrington Wolves where he would again hook up with his...
  5. Tevita Latu

    Tevita Latu

    Spotted by the Warriors while playing Bartercard Cup for the Brothers team in 2003. He would make his debut that year in Round 13. After 3 seasons of sporadic appearances for the Warriors he would head to Cronulla in 2006 where he would be convicted of assaulting a female and sentenced to 8...
  6. Mark Robinson

    Mark Robinson

    First rose to prominence for the North Harbour Colts and New Zealand Colts side in 1995. Mark would go on to play in the top side as well as Auckland Blues in the Super 12 competition. He would go on tour with the All Blacks in 1997 and be recalled in 2001. In 2003 he signed to play rugby...
  7. 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...
  8. PJ Marsh

    PJ Marsh

    Brisbane Brothers ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 1998 won a trial with P’matta the following year. After capturing a First Division premiership with the club as a halfback, coach Brian Smith utilised Marsh’s quickness around the rucks to good effect as an interchange hooker. The arrival of former...
  9. Nathan Wood

    Nathan Wood

    Wood was a South's junior but made his first-grade début for Balmain in round 17 of the 1993 season. Between 1993 and 2001 he played for the Balmain Tigers, Sydney Roosters and the New Zealand Warriors in the NSWRL premiership, Australian Rugby League and National Rugby League. Played 17 games...
  10. Motu Tony

    Motu Tony

    Played Rugby Union for De La Salle College before being signed to the Warriors from the Marist Saints. Tough, Western Samoa-born pivot made his Test debut as a fullback for the Kiwis against Papua New Guinea in 2001 in his first season with the Warriors. He played mainly five-eighth for Stacey...
  11. Robbie Mears

    Robbie Mears

    Not wanted by the Bulldogs for 1999, Mears moved into the bush and played for the Ourimbah Magpies in the Country Rugby League Central Coast Division. His form was good enough to make the Country Firsts team for the curtain raiser to the ANZAC Test, where his performance got him noticed by...
  12. Monty Betham

    Monty Betham

    Former Auckland lock, captain of the Junior Kiwis, represented Samoa in the 2000 World Cup competition before shifting to hooker in 2001. Betham, the son of the NZ boxing champion of the same name, represented NZ against France and Australia (as a lock) during the historic 2001 season in which...
  13. Jason Death

    Jason Death

    Nuggety player who was picked up cheap and proved to be a worth every cent. Won the Warriors Player of the Year award during his first season with the team. Played for the Warriors mainly at hooker but was known to fill in at lock. Went on to sign for the Rabbitohs and called it a day in 2004...
  14. Aaron Lester

    Aaron Lester

    The Ellerslie junior was signed to the Warriors as a development player. He would play 3 games at hooker for the Auckland Warriors in 1996 but wasnt re-signed for the 1997 season. He signed with Whitehaven RLFC after a Super League contract with Wigan fell through. Lester was enticed there by...
  15. Bryan Henare

    Bryan Henare

    Played 22 games for the Auckland Warriors. The Former junior Kiwi played for St Helens in the 44-6 loss to Melbourne in the World Club Challenge in January 2000. Henare later played for Oldham, Leigh and Featherstone Rovers in the second tier Northern Ford premiership in England. 1995 - New...
  16. Brady Malam

    Brady Malam

    In 1996 he made his ARL debut for the Auckland Warriors. He was a key part of the 1996 team that made the Reserve Grade Grand Final. He was also named Development Player of the Year. He went on to play 55 games for the Warriors, both from the bench and starting at prop. In 1997, during the Super...
  17. Syd Eru

    Syd Eru

    Wellington hooker, a 19-Test veteran for NZ between 1995 and 1998, was a foundation member of the Auckland Warriors in 1995. He was signed as a back up hooker but by the end of the 1995 season he had replaced Duane Mann as the starting hooker. He played 59 games for the Warriors and retired from...
  18. Hitro Okesene

    Hitro Okesene

    I and in 1995 was part of the inaugural Auckland Warriors squad. Former Junior Kiwi forward from the Manukau club in NZ played with Carlisle in 1989-92 before returning to the Auckland domestic competition in 1994 where he captained the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup. Played in...
  19. Duane Mann

    Duane Mann

    Duane Mann, part of the famous Mann league family, started as a Glenora Bear junior. Was selected for the very first Mate Ma'a Tonga International team in 1986. Moved to England to play for the Warrington Wolves in 1989 before being signed by the Auckland Warriors. Returned home and played for...
  20. 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...