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  1. Jerry Seuseu

    Jerry Seuseu

    A Mangere East Hawks junior, Seuseu represented the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 and 1996 before joining the Auckland Warriors where he was named Reserve Grader of the Year in 1997 in a side that lost the Reserve Grade Grand Final. Seuseu then became a stalwart in the New...
  2. Grant Young

    Grant Young

    Auckland prop played lower grades with the Roosters in the early 1990s before signing with the newly promoted South Queensland Crushers in the club’s debut season. Young was mainly used from the interchange bench in 1995 but made his Test debut against Papua New Guinea the following year before...
  3. 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...
  4. Andy Platt

    Andy Platt

    Great Britain Test forward played for St Helens (1982-87) and Wigan (1988-94) during his English career before joining his former Wigan coach John Monie and fellow team mates Dean Bell, Denis Betts and Frano Botica at Auckland for the Warriors’ debut season in the ARL. Platt played 35 games for...
  5. Joe Vagana

    Joe Vagana

    One of the tallest players to ever represent NZ, forward Joe Vagana represented Western Samoa in 1995’s World Cup before making his Test debut with the Kiwis the following year. He spent six seasons with the Warriors’ after the club’s debut in the ARL, but following the Kiwis’ World Cup campaign...
  6. Se'e Solomona

    Se'e Solomona

    NZ prop (4 Tests), the uncle of Malo and David Solomona, played for Sheffield Eagles (1988-89), Widnes (1991-92) and Oldham (1992-94) before linking with the newly promoted Auckland Warriors in 1995. Solomona also represented Western Samoa in three Pacific Cup competitions and the 1995 World Cup...
  7. Tony Tuimavave

    Tony Tuimavave

    Until the formation of the Auckland Warriors, Tony remained largely unheard off outside of the Auckland Scene. He played for the Mt Albert Lions and Northcote Tigers in the Auckland Rugby League competition. He was an Auckland rep from 1988 to 1994 playing over 30 matches for the province. In...
  8. 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...
  9. Gavin Hill

    Gavin Hill

    Goal-kicking Auckland forward, a former rugby union player with the NZ Maori team, gave good service to the Bulldogs for two seasons before signing with the Auckland Warriors. Hill made his Test debut with the Kiwis in the one-off match against Papua New Guinea in 1992 but was sensationally...
  10. Agnatius Paasi

    Agnatius Paasi

    Born in Tonga, Paasi moved to New Zealand when he was three years old. At age 17, Paasi moved to Australia on a scholarship to play for Keebra Park State High School where they won the Arrive Alive Cup in 2009. He also played some Australian rules football for the school. He was offered a...
  11. Albert Vete

    Albert Vete

    Vete switched to rugby league after being a stand-out player in secondary schools rugby union, captaining the St Kentigern College First XV to victory in the Auckland competition. The Vodafone Warriors scouted him in 2011, bringing him into the club's NYC squad for the 2012 season. ‘Albie’ was...
  12. John Palavi

    John Palavi

    John Palavi is yet another product from St Paul’s College where he was head boy and school dux in 2010. He had to juggle his studies with his sporting pursuits, making his NYC debut for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in 2009 while still in his second-to-last year at school. By the end of his...
  13. Charlie Gubb

    Charlie Gubb

    Gubb is another Vodafone Warrior who cut his teeth on rugby union before switching codes. A Wellington College graduate, Charlie played in the schools’ First XV but switched to rugby league in 2008 and made his start in the Wellington club circuit with University Hunters. He was scouted by the...
  14. Sione Lousi

    Sione Lousi

    A tall back row forward or prop, Sione Lousi is another graduate from the Vodafone Warriors’ development programme. With links to the Richmond and Bay Roskill clubs, he’s a product of Auckland’s St Paul’s College, which has developed a long line of Kiwis including Mark Graham, Dane O'Hara, Nigel...
  15. Jacob Lillyman

    Jacob Lillyman

    Lillyman attended Columba Catholic College, Charters Towers, where he was a boarding student for a while. His youth club was the Richmond Tigers in Northwest Queensland. While attending Kirwan State High School, Lillyman played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 2002. Jacob Lillyman arrived...
  16. Russell Packer

    Russell Packer

    Educated at Foxton Beach School and Manawatu College, Packer originally played rugby union from a young age for the junior Foxton rugby club and also for a junior Marist club in Nelson. Packer also played in the Foxton Rugby League Under 14s side at the age of nine years in a curtain raiser...
  17. Suaia Matagi

    Suaia Matagi

    Matagi served a year in Manawatu Prison, after being convicted of assault. His conviction meant he could not obtain a visa to travel to Australia until 2012. Following his release from prison, Matagi began playing rugby league. He played for the Te Atatu Roosters and Mount Albert Lions in the...
  18. 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...
  19. Ben Matulino

    Ben Matulino

    Signed out of Wellington, Ben Matulino made an immediate impression with the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the inaugural NYC competition in 2008. The former St Bernard's College student quickly earned promotion to the NRL, going on to appear in each of the Vodafone Warriors' remaining 15 matches...
  20. Spence

    Player Ben Matulino

    Matulino creates an NRL first in 100th game Tuesday 19 June 2012 6:05 PM Vodafone Warriors prop Ben Matulino created an even more significant slice of history than initially thought when he appeared in his 100th NRL game in Saturday night’s encounter with Cronulla. Checks have confirmed he...