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  1. Jesse Royal

    Jesse Royal

    Royal was a chef in the Army and played Bartercard Cup for Central Falcons as well as representing Waikato. Royal was signed by the Penrith Panthers but failed to make first grade playing in the NSW Cup in 2004. The following year he signed a 2 year contract with the Knights. Again he failed to...
  2. Sonny Fai

    Sonny Fai

    Fai played only one senior game for his junior club, the Mangere East Hawks, before being promoted to the Counties Manukau Jetz in the Bartercard Cup. A Warriors development player since 2003, he later played for the Auckland Lions in the 2007 NSWRL Premier League and the Junior Warriors in the...
  3. Corey Lawrie

    Corey Lawrie

    Corey was signed by the Warriors from the Canterbury Bartercard team. He would go on to play only 4 games for the club in 2007. After being released by the Warriors, Lawrie joined Doncaster in National League Two in England. In 2009 Lawrie returned to Christchurch and his junior club, the...
  4. 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...
  5. Kane Ferris

    Kane Ferris

    A longtime representative of Canterbury age groups, he made the Junior Kiwis in 2002. He played two matches for the Junior Kiwis, starting at hooker. After playing for the Canterbury Bulls in the Bartercard Cup he was spotted by the New Zealand Warriors and bought into the 25-man squad for...
  6. Steve Buckingham

    Steve Buckingham

    Started at Glenora Bears before a match payment dispute saw him play for Mt Albert. Used for 2 games with the Auckland Warriors as injury cover. Now coaches the Mt Albert Premier side in the Fox Memorial. 1997 Auckland Warriors 2003 New Zealand A 2004 New Zealand A Captain
  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...
  8. Player Kane Ferris

    Kane Ferris Whatever happen to Kane Ferris do you know? Touted as future prop forwards for the Warriors.
  9. Player Corey Lawrie

    Corey Lawrie Talented Canterbury Bulls loose forward Corey Lawrie has landed his dream opportunity in rugby league – a contract with the Vodafone Warriors. A self-confessed late bloomer, the 26-year-old Christchurch-born scaffolder was today confirmed as the latest addition to the...
  10. Player Steve Buckingham

    Steve Buckingham From The Auckland Lions are the 2006 Bartercard Cup champions. The Brian McClennan coached side picked up a hard fought 25-18 win over the Canterbury Bulls at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Monday night. Auckland skipper Steve Buckingham – who made...
  11. Player Sam Rapira

    Sam Rapira From Stuff again. Nice to see the old hands keeping the rookies in a positive frame of mind.