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INTERCHANGE | JASON MACKIE (#16)
Out of the Takahiwai Warriors in Northland, Mackie (born on December 25, 1968) had a truly meteoric rise. He had played for the Northland representative side and New Zealand Maori when he was selected for the Kiwis’ tour to Wales, England and France. He appeared in four Tests and then joined the Auckland City Vulcans in the Lion Red Cup in 1994. As a loose forward he made a big impression to earn a contract with the Auckland Warriors, securing a spot on the bench for the club’s opening match against Brisbane in 1995. The 1995 season was his only one in the NRL. Mackie now lives in Queensland.
NRL career: 5 games (1995), 0 points.
Warriors: 5 games (1995), 0 points.
Anniversary clash: Profiling originals
Profiles of the 17 players who appeared in the Auckland Warriors' Winfield Cup debut on March 10, 1995. Image | www.photosport.co.nz