junior kiwis

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...