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  1. mt.wellington

    Player Bodene Thompson

    Another story that deserves to be posted and not lost in another thread that will get locked sooner or later... The fat kid who fell in love with league By Michael Burgess 5:00 AM Sunday Feb 22, 2015 Bodene Thompson has proven durable. New Warriors recruit Bodene Thompson wasn't exactly...
  2. Ken Maumalo

    Ken Maumalo

    A graduate from Southern Cross Campus, Maumalo burst onto the scene in 2012 with the Counties Manukau Stingrays. He had been a standout with the Papatoetoe Panthers and was elevated into the national competition with the Stingrays in late 2012. A spot in the NZ Residents 18s squad capped off a...
  3. Sam Lisone

    Sam Lisone

    Lisone has quickly become a dominant force in the game. Emerging out of Tangaroa College, he started to gain traction as a prop with the Otahuhu Leopards. With his imposing frame, Lisone consistently brought his physicality on both sides of the game, shedding tacklers on attack and shutting...
  4. Bodene Thompson

    Bodene Thompson

    A Tauranga City Sharks junior, Thompson played rugby league with Keebra Park High when his family moved to Australia. In 2008 he played for the Gold Coast Titans Toyota Cup side. Thompson made his National Rugby League debut for the Gold Coast Titans in Round 9, 2009, making 3 appearances from...
  5. Steve Rapira

    Steve Rapira

    Rapira played for Hukanui in the Waikato Rugby League competition and the Waicoa Bay Stallions in the Bartercard Cup. Rapira played for the New Zealand Under-16's in 2004 and made the Junior Kiwis in 2005. He became a New Zealand Warriors junior and playing in their inaugural 2008 Toyota Cup...
  6. Jeremy Latimore

    Jeremy Latimore

    Latimore played for the Sharks' Premier League team in 2006 before being signed by the Parramatta Eels. In Round 11 of the 2009 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Eels against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. After playing 7 games for the Eels that year, he signed with the New Zealand...
  7. Lewis Brown

    Lewis Brown

    Brown started his rugby league career playing for the Riccarton Knights in Christchurch. He played junior representative football for Canterbury and was a New Zealand under-16 representative. He debuted for the Canterbury Bulls in the 2005 Bartercard Cup. Brown moved to Sydney, playing for...
  8. Ukuma Ta'ai

    Ukuma Ta'ai

    Ta'ai was educated at Tonga College and originally played rugby union. When he moved to Auckland, New Zealand, Ta'ai played for the University club and made the Auckland Rugby Union second XV. The following year, at the suggestion of a friend, he switched codes and joined the Mt Albert Rugby...
  9. Leeson Ah Mau

    Leeson Ah Mau

    Ah Mau went to school at De La Salle College and started playing rugby league with the Papatoetoe Panthers before moving to Otahuhu and played in Auckland Rugby League competitions. While playing for Otahuhu, Ah Mau was selected for the Tamaki Titans in the Bartercard Cup. Ah Mau played for the...
  10. 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...
  11. Micheal Luck

    Micheal Luck

    After playing Australian Schoolboys rep footy in 1999 Luck would make his NRL debut for the Cowboys in 2001. Luck would play 76 games for the Cowboys, mostly from the bench, before signing for the Warriors. In his first season for the Warriors, 2006, Luck managed to play every single NRL game...
  12. Matt Jobson

    Matt Jobson

    Played 24 games for the Newcastle Knights over 3 seasons before joining the Warriors in search of more game time. However he only managed to play two games for the club and instead spent most of the season playing for the Eastern Tornadoes in the Bartercard Cup. For 2005 Jobson joined the Wests...
  13. 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...
  14. Karl Temata

    Karl Temata

    Played for Hibiscus Coast and Cook Islands in the 2000 RLWC before getting a contract with the Warriors. Would play mostly at prop or second row and off the bench. After playing 52 games for the Warriors in 4 seasons he signed for the Harlequins RL (known as London Broncos now) where he would...
  15. Sione Faumuina

    Sione Faumuina

    Auckland forward spent a season with the Raiders before returning ‘home’ to play with the Warriors in 2002. Faumuina was left out of the club’s grand final squad in 2002 but a more consistent season, especially coming off the interchange bench, saw him selected as five-eighth in the one-off Test...
  16. Justin Morgan

    Justin Morgan

    Parramatta junior, a member of the Fairfield Patrician Brothers team that won the Commonwealth Bank Cup in 1992, made his first grade debut in 1994. The Eels’ winger, clubman of the year in 1997 before suffering a knee injury, went to Canberra in 2000. After representing Wales in the 2000 World...
  17. Kevin Campion

    Kevin Campion

    Veteran Queensland forward, originally from Sarina, started his career with the cash-strapped G’Coast club in 1992. After four years with the Seagulls, Campion moved to St George where he was a member of the Dragons’ team that went down to Manly in the 1996 grand final. The ARL originally...
  18. Henry Perenara

    Henry Perenara

    Attending Lynfield College, Perenara played for the New Lynn Stags and Bay Roskill Vikings and represented the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 1998. Part of the Glenora Bears club that dominated Auckland Fox league at the time he played NPC for Northland while under contract to the...
  19. Jonathan Smith

    Jonathan Smith

    A junior from the Mangere East Hawks, Smith was a Junior Kiwi in 1998. He was then signed by the Auckland Warriors in 2000. While at the Warriors he played in the Queensland Cup for Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Brisbane Souths due to a feeder agreement between the clubs and also played for the...
  20. Scott Coxon

    Scott Coxon

    A Newcastle junior, Coxon played for the Knights' President's Cup and reserve grade sides but could not break into the first grade side. Seeking first grade opportunities Coxon moved to the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1998. Over the next two years Coxon ended up making 39 first grade appearances...