General Warriors Misc Jersey and Merchandise Thread

¿N. ig-mah¿

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May 1, 2012
Warriors Misc Jersey and Merchandise Thread

Thread for all miscellaneous jerseys and merchandise before 2012.


I may be a little OCD, but I would like to build a catalogue of all the different Warriors jerseys over the years and the year (and reason) the jerseys existed. I would like to see photos of each jersey (and back views if available), but if illustrations are all that is possible, then that will have to do.

I am in the midst of designing a sports bar for my home and would like it to be Warriors themed and have the full history of the club around the walls. (I have been thinking of getting a mate to paint the jerseys on the wall with a large front view and a small back view with one players name and number from each year on the back view).

I want to have all jerseys from each year (home, away, heritage, special, testimonial, etc) and a photo framed up with a legendary moment from the year of the jersey as well as a complete team list.

I will start posting photos of the jerseys with the year, but I don't have all of the info needed, so if anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.

Let me know if I have made a mistake, missed something or any other info that should be added.

Also, if anyone can find and post a high resolution photo of any legendary moments which I could turn into a framed picture (such as the team running out in game one 1995, Stacy scoring in the 2002 GF, Faumuina's basketball pass to Evarn Tuimavave against the Broncos, etc), it would be greatly appreciated.
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¿N. ig-mah¿

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Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
1997 - Superleague

I own this players jersey and posted it up on that old jersey website hahaha. Number 30 Te Rangi. He never actually played top grade. Only the development team I think.

I can definately help you here mate. Would be nice if we can name the year, home, away, etc and have them all put in chronological order by our fair admins?

Definately must a picture of the back and the sleeves so we van verify the year. If your not sure just post it. Someone will know.


Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
Mt. Wellington, Auckland

special (2010)

heritage (2010)
The top jersey was the Heritage jersey and the bottom the special Anniversary jersey.

Top jersey is a replica of the Awen Guttenbiel Testimonial jersey that celebrated his career with the Warriors and his Tongan/Maori heritage. One of the rarest jerseys ever with only 25 ever made by Puma. Actual photo of a signed one going for $1500 on Trademe right now!
Awen Guttenbiel Testmonial.jpg

The bottom jersey was the 15th year Anniversary jersey celebrating 15 years since the Warriors entered the ARL/NRL.


Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
Mt. Wellington, Auckland

special jersey 2008 (Auckland Rugby League centenial jersey)
This is from 2007. Auckland RL was established in 1909.

One of my favourite issues, this jersey was actually made to mark 30 years since the Auckland team of 1977 beat Australia, Great Britain and France all in the space of just 20 days at Carlaw Park! One of the very reasons my father almost cried when they pulled the old girl down because he attended all 3 games and recalls them with great pride, passion and emotion. Great story with some real legendary names from some of NZs great league families. This from a website I found...

WALKING DOWN MEMORY LANERugby league fans with healthy memories will recall the occasion clearly.

It was June 21, 1977.

The lights were on at Carlaw Park and the place was buzzing as Auckland prepared to take on France.

The French, along with Australia and Great Britain, had been in New Zealand for what was then called the international championship (effectively a World Cup).

It wasn't such a golden time for the Kiwis. They lost 12-27 to Australia in Auckland and 12-30 to Great Britain in Christchurch before sneaking past France 28-20 in Auckland on the back of Chris Jordan's 20 points from a try and eight goals.

After each international, the touring teams then faced the dreaded prospect days later of taking on the vaunted Auckland side which, in that era, was such a force against visiting teams. And those sides had no liking for playing at Carlaw Park either.

Former Kiwi Bill Sorensen was the coach then and, with a band of brilliant players, he did what the Kiwis couldn't do - guiding Auckland to wins over each of the major rugby league nations, all in the space of 20 days.

The Australians were the first victims, beaten 19-15 on June 1.

Mark Graham, curiously unwanted by the Kiwi selectors days before, was stupendous while Warren Winter, Lyndsay Proctor, Olsen Filipaina, Gary Kemble and Dennis Williams were all stand-outs as well, Williams scoring a superb try in the second half.

The Australian side that night - coached by Terry Fearnley - included Graham Eadie, Rod Reddy, Mark Harris, John Peard, Tommy Raudonikis, Denis Fitzgerald, Rod Morris, Greg Veivers and Terry Randall.

On June 14, Sorensen's men were back in business against Great Britain, putting on another breathtaking performance in total contrast to the Kiwis' effort days earlier.

On that night the outstanding fullback Kemble had one of the finest matches of his career, making a thrilling 50-metre break to put Jordan in for a try. The Aucklanders went on to win 14-10.

Included in the Great Britain side were the likes of Jimmy Thompson, Sammy Lloyd, Len Casey, Ken Gill, Steve Nash and George Fairbairn.

And, so, to June 21 - Auckland looking for a place in the history books.

And it delivered, beating the French 17-0 on a cold and wet night with a side down on power through injuries. Dane O'Hara, Dave Sorensen and Williams scored Auckland's tries.

Other players who figured in the campaign included a young Kurt Sorensen, John Smith (one of the most under-rated players in the game), Fred Ah Kuoi and Alan McCarthy.

Great days indeed.

The full squad used in the 1977 grand slam was:

Gary Kemble (Ellerslie), Dane O'Hara (Glenora), Chris Jordan (Ellerslie), Warren Winter (Mt Wellington), Dave Lepper (Northcote), Olsen Filipaina (Mangere East), Dennis Williams (Te Atatu) captain, Fred Ah Kuoi (Richmond), Dave Sorensen (Glenora), John Smith (Te Atatu), Lyndsay Proctor (Ellerslie), Mark Lowe (Mt Wellington), Stan Napa (Otahuhu), John Wilson (Northcote), Glenn Taylor (Otahuhu), Kurt Sorensen (Mt Wellington), Luther Toloa (Richmond), Alan McCarthy (Ponsonby), Mark Graham (Otahuhu).

June 1
v Australia Won 19-15
Auckland - Olsen Filipaina, Glen Taylor, Dennis Williams tries; Chris Jordan 3 conversions, 2 penalties.
Australia 15 ? Mark Harris, Rod Reddy, Greg Pierce tries; Graham Eadie 3 conversions).

June 14
v Great Britain Won 14-10
Auckland - Dane O'Hara, Chris Jordan tries; Chris Jordan conversion, penalty; Gary Kemble 2 penalties.
Great Britain - Jim Thompson, Peter Smith tries; George Fairbairn 2 conversions.

June 21
v France Won 17-0
Auckland - Dane O'Hara, Dave Sorensen, Dennis Williams tries; Chris Jordan conversion, 2 penalties; John Wilson penalty.

Of the 19 players in the squad, 14 were former, current or future Kiwis:

Gary Kemble (Kiwi No 555), 19 tests, 1980-86 (1 try)
Dane O'Hara (Kiwi No 528), 36 tests, 1977-86 (14 tries)
Chris Jordan (Kiwi No 530), 5 tests, 1977-78 (2 tries, 16 goals)
Warren Winter (Kiwi No 538), 1 test, 1978
Olsen Filipaina (Kiwi No 529), 29 tests, 1977-86 (6 tries, 44 goals)
Dennis Williams (Kiwi No 490), 31 tests, 1971-81 (4 tries, 4 goals, 1 field goal)
Fred Ah Kuoi (Kiwi No 522), 28 tests, 1975-85 (5 tries)
Dave Sorensen (Kiwi No 494), 1 test, 1971-72
John Smith (Kiwi No 523), 12 tests, 1975-79 (3 tries)
Lyndsay Proctor (Kiwi No 507), 13 tests, 1974-78 (1 try)
John Wilson (Kiwi No 504), 2 tests, 1972 (3 goals)
Glenn Taylor (Kiwi No 540), 1 test, 1978
Kurt Sorensen (Kiwi No 524), 27 tests, 1975-89 (4 tries)
Mark Graham (Kiwi No 535), 29 tests, 1977-88 (7 tries)

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May 15, 2012
Wellington, New Zealand
anyone got a picture of the mt albert tribute jersey they wore
It's in nigma's post a few above...

Must be hard to have pride 'in the jersey' when the bloody thing changes in colours every few years.. Also must be harder to have pride when you are forced to play in a terminator style jersey!!! Poor juniors will be the laughing stock of the u20 comp running out in those things!!
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