General Warriors Where Are They Now 2023?


In Round 9 2017 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad made his professional debut on the wing against the Sydney Roosters. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad played 7 games that year. In 2018 he failed to break into 1st grade being stuck behind Ken Maumalo, David Fusitua and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

On 28th February 2019 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad was granted a release to take up a 2 year contract with the Canberra Raiders making his debut in Round 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad would have a break out season playing in 26 games that season including the Raiders Grand Final loss to the Sydney Roosters.

On 6 July, it was announced that Nicoll-Klokstad would depart the Canberra club at the end of the 2022 season and re-join the New Zealand Warriors on a 3 year deal starting in 2023...

Nicoll-Klokstad back home on three-year deal

Richard Becht &
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Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George today announced Canberra Raiders fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is returning to the club from next season.

The 26-year-old Nicoll-Klokstad has signed a three-year contract to bring him back to his original NRL club after spending the past four seasons with the Raiders.

“Having Charnze back with the Vodafone Warriors is going to be tremendous for us as a club and also for him personally,” said George.

“He brings undoubted qualities as one of the best fullbacks in the game as well as so much off the field as a wonderful young man.

“He’s so excited about coming back to the Vodafone Warriors, being home and being closer to his family.”

Nicoll-Klokstad made his NRL debut with the Vodafone Warriors in their 14-13 ninth-round win over the Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium in 2017. He went on to score seven tries in seven appearances in his rookie season but he didn’t add to his tally in 2018 before leaving to link up with the Raiders in 2019.

In four seasons there he has scored 23 tries in 66 matches while averaging 158 metres a game. As well as playing for the Cook Islands he played three Tests for the Kiwis in 2019 and represented the Māori All Stars in 2021.

Of Cook Islands, Māori and Norwegian descent, Nicoll-Klokstad played his junior football in Auckland before moving to Melbourne where he joined the Alatona Roosters.

Signed by the Storm he played for the club in the under-20 National Youth Competition in 2014 and 2015 before linking with the Vodafone Warriors. He was a regular for club’s New South Wales Cup side playing all 24 matches in 2016 and being named the Vodafone Warriors’ NSW player of the year. In his NRL rookie season in 2017, Nicoll-Klokstad won the Vodafone Warriors’ clubman of the year accolade.

His first season with the Raiders was a breakout year in which he scored 11 tries and appeared in the grand final, making a game-high 237 metres in his side’s 8-14 loss to the Sydney Roosters.


BornAugust 2, 1995
BirthplaceAuckland, NZ
Junior clubCity Newton Dragons
Previous clubsVodafone Warriors (2017-2018), Canberra Raiders (2019-2022)
NRL debutVodafone Warriors v Sydney Roosters, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, April 30, 2017 (Rd 9)
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NRL career73 appearances (2017-2022)
Vodafone Warriors: 7 games (2017)
Canberra Raiders: 66 games (2019-2022)
NRL points120 (30 tries)
Vodafone Warriors: 28 (7 tries)
Canberra Raiders: 92 (23 tries)
Representative3 Tests for Kiwis (2019), 3 Tests Cook Islands (2015-2017), Māori All Stars (2021)


Chris Satae (or Tevita Satae as he was named when he first started making the playing list) was originally signed on a second tier contract but by March 2017 he had his contract upgraded to first grade. In Round 20 of that year he made his NRL debut against the North Queensland Cowboys. Satae played a further 2 games in 2017.

2018 saw him play 10 games off the bench. 2019 he played 2 games then mid season he was released to start a one and a half year contract with Hull FC. In June 2021 Hull FC offered Satae a two year extension to see him at the club unitl the emd of the 2023 season.

Satae Signs Until 2023

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Hull FC’s powerhouse forward Chris Satae has signed a two-year contract extension with the Black & Whites!​

The Tongan-born prop has been one of Betfred Super League’s stand-out performers and has now extended his stay until at least the end of 2023.

Satae joined the club mid-way through the 2019 campaign and has gone on to become one of the club’s most impressive performers and a firm fans’ favourite.

The 28-year old has been ever-present in Brett Hodgson’s side this season, leading the pack with some formidable displays.

Man of the Match last time out against Castleford Tigers, Satae also impressed with an unstoppable two try display against Wigan Warriors in the Challenge Cup.

one of Super League’s leading front rowers, amassing over 700 metres so far this season, his impressive form has been rewarded with a new contract from the club’s hierarchy.

Speaking about the new deal, a delighted Satae commented:

“It was a very easy decision for me to stay here. The club welcomed me and my family with open arms from the moment we got here, and it has remained that way ever since.

“I’ve loved my time here so far. The footy side of things for me on the field has been pretty positive too – I’m really enjoying my game at the moment and being here for another two years gives me a great opportunity to build and push on to the next level.

“Moving to the other side of the world can be daunting for a lot of people, but me and my family love it here – it’s a great city with great people, and you can see that from when the fans are in the stadium.”

He added, “We’ve got a great group of players and staff here; so staying was a no-brainer for me.

“I’m looking forward to where we can go over the next couple of years. We know the direction we want to go in terms of reaching finals, but we’re building those small steps along the way right now.”

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson added:

“I’m really please we’ve managed to tie down Chris for the next two years. He’s been excellent throughout this season, working hard both off the field, and away from it too.

“He’s become a real leader in our squad, and you can see that every time he carries the ball forward. He is making 10 to 15 metres every carry, so we’re thrilled to have a player like than in our ranks until 2023.

“He’s one of the best performing props in the competition right now. With some great support from Ligi Sao next to him, along with the rest of our pack, I feel the impact he is having in games for us is significant, and you can see how much opposition teams fear coming up against him.”

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Former New Zealand Warriors forward Chris Satae joined the club in August 2019, making his debut against Salford Red Devils in front of a home crowd.

A barnstorming metre-maker, Tongan-born Satae began his Rugby League career with the Penrith Panthers in 2012 after impressing at a junior level, featuring in the 2012 National Youth Competition side.

Impressing in New Zealand, he was soon signed up by the Warriors in 2017, featuring prominently for their NSW Cup side, before making his full NRL debut in July of that year.

Although he made his Hull FC debut in 2019, it was during the 2020 campaign that the forward really came of age and started to enforce matches in the pack.

Satae went one step further in 2021, winning the club’s Player of the Year award.

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James Bell was signed to a reserve grade contract after becoming ineligible for the U20s team. In Round 21, 2017 he made his debut off the bench against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He played his second and last game for the club the following week against the North Queensland Cowboys.

Bell played for Scotland during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

In 2018 Bell was named the ISP Reserve Grade Player of the Year and ISP Team Man of the Year. In 2019 he was named captain of the team.

Mid season 2019 he was released to sign a contract with Toulouse Olympique in France for two seasons.

In 2021 Bell rejoined his Scotland coach John Duffy on a one year contract at Leigh Centurions.

In 2022 Bell was signed to St Helens on a two year contract ending 2023. Bell played 17 games for St Helens but was not selected for the teams Grand Final win over Salford Reds. In 2022 he was loaned back to Leigh for 2 games.


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St Helens R.F.C. is now delighted to confirm the signing of Leigh Centurions forward James Bell on a two-year contract.​

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Bell, 27, was one of Leigh’s top performers during their difficult campaign playing 18 times, scoring one try with five assists and Kristian Woolf has added the Scottish international to his pack for 2022.

Prior to joining Super League, Bell made two NRL appearances for New Zealand Warriors back in 2017, before spending two years in France for Toulouse Olympique where he made 27 appearances scoring 10 tries.

On signing for Saints, Bell said: “I couldn’t believe it when my manager put the contract in my emails. This has been the opportunity I have been waiting my whole career for. Joining the Super League this year, clearly St Helens are the team to beat and I hold them in high regard.
“I can’t wait to rip in, join a winning culture and a great system and I feel it will take my personal game to the next level. I really can’t wait.”

Head Coach Kristian Woolf said: “Whenever we have played Leigh, James has made himself noticed through his physicality. The way he wants to get up and out of the line and have an impact on the game. He is a player with a great work ethic.

“He also has an outstanding skill set that will suit how we want to play. We found him difficult to defend against, particularly with his short passing game and his ability to play right into the line and play out of the back.

“I also love his versatility. He can play that 13 role, on the edge if needed and he has also jumped in at nine, so he is going to offer us some great depth and competition across a number of starting spots.”

Bell played in the New Zealand Warriors’ 2014 NYC Grand Final win over the Brisbane Broncos. A year later he graduated to the Warriors’ New South Wales Cup team and in 2016 he was named the side’s man of the year whilst he also captained the New Zealand Māori rugby league team.

Bell has also played for Scotland on five occasions, including in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.


On 3 October 2017, it was announced that Blair signed 3-year deal worth about $2.4 million with the New Zealand Warriors starting in 2018.

In Round 1, 2018 Blair made his Warriors debut.

After playing 65 games for the Warriors and 331 NRL altogether Blair announced his retirement at the end of the 2020 NRL season.

Blair has done a lot of media work for Sky TV and Maori TV in the years since his retirement and has been an ambassador for the Warriors as well as helping coach the Warriors development teams.

In August 2022 the Warriors announced Adam Blair as the clubs SG Ball coach for the 2023 season...

Adam Blair to coach Warriors' SG Ball team

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Adam Blair will take charge of the Warriors’ under-19 team next season.


Adam Blair will take charge of the Warriors’ under-19 team next season.

Former Kiwis and NRL premiership winners Adam Blair and Slade Griffin have been named as head coaches of the Warriors’ two flagship pathways teams which will re-enter the New South Wales Cup and SG Ball Cup competitions next year.

In confirming the return to the competitions after a Covid-enforced absence over the last three seasons, Warriors CEO Cameron George said current NRL assistant coach Griffin will guide the New South Wales Cup side while Blair will step into the SG Ball Cup role after working as a coach in the club’s Future Warriors programme.

“In Slade and Adam we have two talented emerging coaches who have already made a huge contribution to the club,” George said.

“With the Warriors at last coming home after being in Australia for the past three seasons, they’re an ideal fit as we look to re-launch these pathways teams and revive the model we had pre-Covid to support our NRL side.

“Through their time with us, Slade and Adam have a real understanding and knowledge of what the Warriors stand for and what we are striving to achieve in developing our players for both the present and the future.

The club’s first foray into the renowned SG Ball Cup in 2020 began impressively but the competition was cancelled in March along with the New South Wales Cup.
While there have been challenges since 2020, George says the club has still made significant progress in development.

He points to the large number of players coming through the club’s programme. Several contracted juniors have been based in Australia where they have been playing for feeder the Redcliffe Dolphins in Queensland competitions. More than 80 players are coming through the club’s Future Warriors programme.

“We have made a greater investment into this area than ever before over the last few years despite Covid’s impact and our investment will step up significantly in the coming years,” George said.

“Despite operating in a difficult climate with no competitions at our disposal, Athens Henare, Tony Iro and Grant Pocklington have been doing a fantastic job with our development.

“They’ve come up with a number of innovative ways to give our young players experience.”

These included running a preseason programme from November through to February, entering a side in the World Schools Rugby Sevens, running coaching and player development days throughout the country, supporting the Auckland Rugby League’s Dean Bell Cup (under-18) and Shaun Johnson Shield (under-16) competitions, having players involved in an under-16 and under-18 North Island tour and putting on a South Island coaching and player development day.


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We signed Peta Hiku on a train and trial contract starting during the 2018 preseason after being released early from his Warrington Wolves contract on compassionate grounds. Hiku made his Warriors debut on Round 1, 2018.

After making 73 appearances for the Warriors between 2018-2021 Hiku signed a 2 year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys starting in 2022.

Hiku switching from Warriors to Cowboys on two-year deal
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Veteran centre Peta Hiku is on the move with the Kiwi international announcing he will leave the Warriors next season to take up a two-year deal with the Cowboys.

The 28-year-old has appeared in 147 NRL games, scoring 52 tries, over the course of nine seasons with the Sea Eagles, Panthers and Warriors and has also registered 11 Test appearances for New Zealand.

Hiku’s versatility has been a major asset over the course of his career, spending significant time at centre, wing and fullback as well as two games at five-eighth.

Hiku played under Cowboys coach Todd Payten at the Warriors last season.

"Peta is a smart and experienced centre, who has also shown he can play fullback and in the halves," Payten said.

"He’s really creative for his outside men, he’s a try scorer himself and he’s a good family man who is going to add value to the club on and off the field."

Hiku had been offered a one-year contract extension by the Warriors - his campaign ended after four appearances following season-ending shoulder surgery after the 20-14 win over St George Illawarra on April 18.

"We made an offer to Peta but unfortunately we couldn’t match the terms he had on the table from his new club and understandably he has to look after his family’s best interests," said Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

"Pet has made a great contribution to the club since coming back home in 2018 and we wish him all the best for the rest of his career."

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Height: 181 cm
Date of Birth: 04 December 1992
Weight: 102 kg
Birthplace: Gisborne, NZ
Age: 30
Nickname: Pet
Debut Club: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Date: 14 April 2013
Previous Clubs: Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Penrith Panthers, New Zealand Warriors

Cowboys member number: 766378
The 28-year-old has appeared in 147 NRL games, scoring 52 tries, over the course of nine seasons with the Sea Eagles, Panthers and Warriors.

He has also registered 11 Test appearances for New Zealand.

Hiku’s versatility has been a major asset over the course of his career, spending significant time at centre, wing and fullback as well as two games at five-eighth.

Able to play any position in the backline, Hiku looks set to open the season in the centres.
All-time favourite movie: Avatar
Favourite athlete growing up: Dan Carter / Stacey Jones
As a kid, what did you want to be when you were older: All Black
What was your first job: Nursery
Who is your all-time favourite TV/movie character: Wolverine
What is something you couldn’t live without: Screen time
What is something you think is underrated: Having a car


Blake Green joined us on a 3 year contract from Manly-Warringah after holding the club to ransom over a release.

In Round 1, 2018 Green made his Warriors debut against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Perth.

In August 2020 Green was granted a release from the remainder of his contract to sign for the Newcastle Knights. During his 3rd game for the Knights Green ruptured his ACL ending his season.

On 26 August 2020, Green signed a one-year contract with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for the 2021 season. He was then released from his contract with Canterbury-Bankstown, after they had signed Kyle Flanagan, with Green returning to Newcastle on a one-year deal for 2021.

Green made his return to the field for the Newcastle club in round 4 of the 2021 season. He played in five more games before announcing his immediate retirement from rugby league.

Blake Green confirms retirement from Rugby League

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Tue 25 May 2021, 06:00 PM
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nib Newcastle Knights playmaker Blake Green has today announced his immediate retirement from professional Rugby League, following a decorated 14 seasons at the top level in the National Rugby League and English Super League.

Green arrived in Newcastle midway through the 2020 campaign and made an immediate impact, winning three games in a row before succumbing to a season-ending ACL injury.

Green’s rugby league journey began as a schoolboy star, which included captaining the Australian Schoolboys in 2004.

Green made his NRL debut for the Parramatta Eels in 2007 and went on to play 270 professional games over 14 seasons in Australia and England, including Super League and Challenge Cup titles with Wigan and a Minor Premiership with Melbourne in 2016.

While reflecting on his career, Green said the decision to hang up the boots was ultimately the right move.

“I can still see everything clearly on the field and know where I need to be, but unfortunately my body stopped getting there,” Green said.

“I’m always honest with myself, my teammates and our staff. It hurt, but once I knew retirement was the right call I owed it to everyone to do it as quickly as possible for the betterment of our football club.”

Green was quick to express his gratitude to those who helped build his incredible playing career.

“I want to thank all of my coaches and teammates, as well as the football staff and administrators, who have helped me live out my childhood dream,” he said.

“My Mum and Dad have been phenomenal. Ever since I was a kid they have always been there for me and provided every opportunity for me to succeed. I will never be able to thank them enough.

“My wife Sarah has been right by my side since we were teenagers, providing love and support throughout my entire career. More recently my kids, Boston and Sadie, have brought unending joy and laughter. They will only understand when they are older how much they have brought to our lives.

“Moving forward I have a strong desire to remain involved in rugby league and I’m excited to see how that plays out. For now though, my immediate focus will be spending time with my family and enjoying the little things together.

“I am thankful to all of the wonderful people in Newcastle and the Hunter region who have welcomed my family and I with open arms. I am also very grateful for the support of the Knights members and fans and will forever cherish my time representing our great club.”

When asked about his proudest moments on the field, Green reflected on the 2013 season he spent in the English Super League with Wigan.

“That year we took out the Challenge Cup at Wembley, the Super League title at Old Trafford, and welcomed my son Boston into the world,” he said.

Post footy Green has taken an interest in coaching. In 2021 he was the Newcastle Knights NRLW head coach.

Green's welfare priority after tough coaching start

Alicia Newton NRLW Reporter
Thu 19 Aug 2021, 04:18 PM
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Recruiting, relocations, border closures, training delays and a Newcastle lockdown.
Blake Green has just about seen it all across 15 years as a professional rugby league player but nothing has quite prepared him for the uncertainty of being the coach of Newcastle's NRLW side in recent months.

While Green's transition from a player to coach came much sooner than expected, within a couple of weeks of his retirement, the former Knights playmaker is determined to show it didn't happen by default.

Green is among a small group of support staff at the club responsible for at least a dozen Knights NRLW recruits who have relocated to Newcastle amidst the uncertainty surrounding the 2021 season.

The NRLW is scheduled to kick off in October after the initial start date was postponed, but that timeline is under a cloud with NSW's COVID-19 outbreak showing no signs of slowing down in recent weeks.

The Knights have at least 10 players from Queensland and New Zealand staying at a hotel in the Newcastle CBD under strict lockdown after arriving in the Hunter eight weeks ago.
Green has been reluctant to allow the club to unveil the signings given there is every chance they may not be able to commit to the inaugural campaign if another postponement was to occur.

"It's probably been one of the most challenging things I've had to face because you've got that responsibility of trying to look after these girls and their wellbeing," Green told

"The most important thing for a coach is to show genuine care. They've had a mixed bag to deal with, it's certainly not the experience I've wanted them to have.

"When they all landed we got together for breakfast and later that day we got told everything had been delayed.

"These women have got their own families, lives and jobs going on elsewhere and they've put that on hold to play in a competition that we're not sure when it might start now.

"It's been a massive challenge for them but they've been really positive and as a support staff and right up to Phil [Gardner] we've done everything we can to support them."

Relocated players restricted to their hotel are able to train in pairs and update their teammates on Whatsapp with photos of their results while Green organises Zoom sessions to educate the squad after 15 years as a player in the NRL and Super League.

Green conceded he was surprised by how difficult it was to lure big, recognised names to Newcastle given the local talent playing in the competition for other teams.

The 34-year-old has had limited experience in the women's space aside from a couple of training sessions with the Kiwi Ferns during a representative round while at the Warriors.

"I thought the attraction to return for players who live in the area would've been an easy sell and players would be easy to leave their clubs but it wasn't the case," Green said.

"I found pre-existing relationships in the women's game are really important and being able to play with your friends in successful systems.

"It's hard to convince players to leave that and I understand, it's hard to take someone on your word when you can't visibly see what it looks like yet.

"That's the challenge for us now, to create the right pathway and treat people well so in time other players can see what we're about and want to be a part of.

"I've come into the coaching game pretty raw but what I've found in my time working with girls is they were all sponges soaking up as much information as possible and wanted to get better.

"I enjoy that aspect of it. It's been the same now. They're always asking questions and wanting feedback.

"But it's still been enjoyable to have an interaction with the girls and their desire to learn. The communication with each other has been really good."

Green has teamed up with First Nations Gems coach Jess Skinner for Newcastle's campaign and has ensured she's given the full experience of coaching in a professional environment.
"Jess has done a tremendous job with all these obstacles," Green said.

"Part of the learning process for Jess is to upskill herself as a coach. She hasn't been in an NRL environment before so one thing I can show her is all the stuff I've learned in NRL systems.

"It's important as a club that no matter who comes into the organisation we give them every opportunity to get better in their field.

"She's really well organised and I've been able to give her the responsibility to present to the girls which is really important for anyone's development.

"When you set something up you've got to lay the foundations right. You only get one opportunity to do it right. Hopefully in time we can build it from the ground up and get a pathway going."

Green has also touched base with premiership-winning Broncos coach Kelvin Wright for advice on creating a successful environment.

"They're the most successful women's teams in the last three years so it would be silly of me not to use some of the things he's put in place," he said.

"He's been really open and honest with me which has been great to pick his brain and bounce ideas off."

In 2022 Green was made an assistant coach for the newcastle Knights NRL team with a focus on working with the halves.

224. Tohu Harris HARRIS

On 31 January, it was announced that Harris signed a lucrative 4-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors, starting in 2018. In March 2021 the Warriors announced that Harris had signed a 2 year extension keeping him at the club until the end of the 2024 season.With the departure of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck at the end of the 2021 season Harris was named the new captain in 2022.

Harris recommits to Vodafone Warriors until 2024

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Reigning player of the year Tohu Harris Harris has given the Vodafone Warriors a huge boost on the eve of the 2021 NRL campaign by recommitting to the club until the end of the 2024 season.

The 29-year-old’s re-signing was announced to his teammates at their captain’s run this morning ahead of tomorrow’s season-opening encounter with Gold Coast at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

“Retaining Tohu Harris is hugely important for the team and for the club as a whole,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

“He’s our current player of the year and he’s a vital cog in our squad. This is a great boost for our club having an established squad leader committing to three more years at the Vodafone Warriors.”

Harris has now extended his time with the club to seven seasons after originally being signed on a four-year deal from the Melbourne Storm.

“I love what is happening here the moment,” he said.

“The staff and the players are gelling and it’s been a really enjoyable off season. Now I can’t wait for kick off tomorrow.

“We have some exciting kids coming through the system and I see a great future here in the coming years.

“The other leaders and I need to maintain the standards set so we can become a consistent top team in the NRL.”

New head coach Nathan Brown has Harris locked in at #13 following his successful switch from the second row to the middle last year.

“Having watched Tohu Harris over the years I couldn’t wait to coach him,” said Brown.

“He is an elite player, one of the NRL’s top shelf forwards, with a work ethic and skill set second to none.

Tohu Harris has also been a great contributor helping the young players and providing invaluable experience to them in the early years of their careers.”

In being crowned the winner of the Simon Mannering Medal last year, Harris was the only player in the squad to appear in all 20 matches.

He featured prominently in a raft of key statistical categories. At the end of the regular season, he ranked fifth among all players for most post-contact metres (1339) and seventh for most metres gained (3465), an exceptional average of 173 metres a game, the fourth best among all forwards. He was also seventh for most tackles (845) – an average of 42 a game – and 10th for most runs (352).

Tohu Harris HARRIS

Born: January 7, 1992
Birthplace: Hastings, NZ
Junior Club: Tamatea Sports Club
Position: Second Row/Lock/Prop
Height: 195cm
Weight: 112kg
Previous Clubs: Melbourne Storm (2013-17)
First Grade Debut: Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons, AAMI Park, 10/03/2013 (Rd 1)
Club FG Debut: v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Optus Stadium, 10/03/2018 (Rd 1)
Vodafone Warriors No: 224

NRL Appearances: 167 appearances
Melbourne Storm: 117 appearances (2013-2017)
Vodafone Warriors: 50 appearances (2018-2020)

NRL Points: 108 (23 tries, 8 goals)
Melbourne Storm: 88 (18 tries, 8 goals)
Vodafone Warriors: 20 (5 tries)

Rep Honours: 16 Tests New Zealand (2013-16), Four Nations (2014, 2016), Māori All-Stars (2019)

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Height: 195 cm
Date of Birth: 07 January 1992
Weight: 112 kg
Birthplace: Hastings, NZ
Age: 30
Nickname: T
Debut Club: Melbourne Storm
Date: 10 March 2013
Opposition: St George Illawarra
Round: 1
Previous Club: Melbourne Storm
Junior Club: Tamatea Sports Club (rugby union)

Tohu Harris had been playing rugby union when he was signed by Melbourne after appearing in a trial the Storm ran in Wellington.

He went on to play for the Storm in the NYC from 2010-2012 before making his NRL debut in the opening round of the 2013 season. Earlier he had helped the Storm to win the World Club Challenge encounter with Leeds.

Harris also made his Kiwi debut in the Anzac Test in 2013 after initially being selected as 18th man.

The rangy back rower, also able to play at standoff (a position he has filled at Test level), quickly established himself as a first-choice player for the Storm under Craig Bellamy's tutelage, going on to play in the 2016 grand final loss to Cronulla before tasting premiership success in the 2017 decider against North Queensland.

'T' was a Kiwi regular between 2013 and 2016, featuring in New Zealand's 2014 Four Nations triumph and its 26-12 Anzac Test win in 2015 to complete a run of three straight victories over the Kangaroos. However, he hasn't appeared for the Kiwis since his 16th Test in 2016.

Off contract at the end of the 2017 season, he was signed by the Vodafone Warriors before the campaign started. Injuries restricted his output in 2017, leaving him with 117 appearances for the Storm plus his premiership ring.

Harris was hugely influential in his debut season in Auckland, playing 17 times and helping the Vodafone Warriors reach the NRL finals for the first time since 2011.

Injury limited him to just 13 appearances in 2019 but he was back with a vengeance in 2020 when he appeared in every one of the club's 20 games, the only player to do so. Operating as a middle forward, 'T' had an exceptional year being crowned the winner of the Simon Mannering Medal as the club's player of the year. He thrived on the added workload, topping 3400 metres at an average of 173 a game and making 845 tackles a game at an average of 39 a game.


Sam Cook started playing for the Warriors NYC team in 2013. In 2015 Cook played for the warriors ISP team.

In 2016 Cook played for South Newcastle and heped his team win the Newcastle Premiership.

In 2017 Cook returned to the Warriors and played in the Auckland Nines team.

Cook made his NRL debut in Round 1, 2018 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Perth after impressing during the trials. Cook would play his second and last NRL game the following week against the Gold Coast Titans.

In March 2018 Cook was re-signed on a two year contract and made the Warriors top 30 after an injury to Nathaniel Roache saw him given an exemption.

In 2019 Cook was downgraded to a reserve grade contract.

In 2020 Cook was playing for the Wests Tigers Mackay team where he helped his club to 3 Grand Finals and Premierships in 2020 and 2022.

In August 2022 it was announced that Cook had signed for the Albi Tigers based in the south of France who play in the Elite One Championship.

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Albi signs a half passed by the NZ Warriors


Albi has announced the arrival of 29-year-old New Zealand half Sam Cook for the 2022-2023 season.

Sam Cook is the brother of Jack who has already been playing with the Tigers for several seasons. This 29-year-old half or hooker played two NRL matches with the NZ Warriors in 2018. Although he has not had a chance since at the top Australian level, he has played in the New South Wales Cup in recent seasons. Albi needed to recruit for the position of half since Baptiste Fabre, his master to play, is currently in Australia where he plays with the Brisbane Tigers.



Leivaha Pulu joined the Warriors from the Gold Coast Titans in 2018. In Round 1, 2018 Pulu made his Warriors debut against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Perth.

Pulu played 12 games for the Warriors in 2018 and 1 game in 2019. He played for the Warriors ISP team when he wasn't required for the 1st grade team.

In 2020 Pulu was forced to return home from the Warriors isolation camp in Terrigal after his pregnant wife was involved in a car crash. Pulu would never return and instead turn out for the Pt Chevilier Pirates in the Auckland Fox Memorial Cup.

In 2021 Pulu signed with the Norths Devils playing in the Queensland Cup.

During the 2022 preseason Pulu was offered a train and trial contract with the Brisbane Broncos. Pulu spent the 2022 season playing for the Devils. The Devils would win the Premiership both years Pulu was involved.

Pulu has been signed to the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers on a 1 year contract for the 2023 season...

Two-time premiership winner Pulu joins the Tigers

14 December 2022
by Melissa Tabet
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Two-time Hostplus Cup Premiership winner Leivaha Pulu will call the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers home for the 2023 season signing for one year.

Featuring in both the Norths Devils premiership teams in 2021 and 2022, the damaging forward has opted for a change of scenery.

“The opportunity to work with a new club and to get out of my comfort zone was what made me want to join the Tigers”.

“I enjoyed my time at Norths and what we achieved as a team but moving forward coming to Easts with a rich history really excites me.

“It’s exciting times ahead with new players, new coaching staff and everyone is starting from scratch again.

“Coming into pre-season, it’s a good time to earn the respect from the players and coaches and building combinations moving forward to 2023.

“But for me is to play my part in 2023 wherever I’m needed in the team”, he added.
The 32-year-old Marist Saints junior is most excited to enjoy competing for a title with the Tigers.

“It could be the start of something for future players coming through when they see an Easts jersey”, Pulu added.

Welcome to the Tigers family Vaha!


Anthony Gelling joined the Warriors on a one year contract from the Wigan Warriors after returning to NZ to be closer to family.

Gelling returned to play Super League, signing a two-year deal with Warrington after his contract in New Zealand expired. On 30 November 2020, it was announced that Gelling would be leaving Warrington at the end of the 2020 season, by mutual consent.

On 13 April 2021, it was confirmed that Gelling had signed for Leigh, for the 2021 season.

On 7 June 2021, it was confirmed that Gelling had left the club, and returned home to New Zealand due to personal reasons.

After the Cook Islands mid season clash with Samoa Toa on June 25th, 2022 Anthony Gelling announced his retirement from Rugby League.

Cookies coach Tony Iro was able to convince Gelling to go one more round during the 2021 RLWC. After playing 2 more games for the Cook Island team Gelling retired for the second time from the game.

Anthony Gelling leaves Cook Islands camp early to return home

26th October 2022 Josh McAllister World Cup 2021
Anthony Gelling Cook Islands

Cook Islands head coach Tony Iro has confirmed that Anthony Gelling has played his final game of the World Cup tournament and will return home to New Zealand.

Gelling, 32, has featured in both group games so far, defeating Wales in the opening game before falling short against Papua New Guinea at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

He has crossed for two tries, scoring in both games in Group D for Cook Islands. But boss Iro has confirmed his star centre will return home to deal with personal matters.

Iro also believes Gelling has played his final international match for the Kukis, having originally taken several months to convince the former NRL man to play in this year’s tournament.

“He’s going home,” Iro told Love Rugby League. “He’s got some personal things to deal with, so he’s heading home tomorrow.

“Anthony been an outstanding servant for Cook Islands rugby league. He’s always put his hand up. It doesn’t matter where he is in the world, he’ll turn up and play.

“He’s an absolute freak to be fair, because that’s only his third game of rugby league this year. To do what he did, he had a great game last week and ran 300 metres.

“He did everything he could today to try and get us the win.

“It took me four months to convince him to get him on this tour, so I think that’s the end for him. He’s a passionate guy and he spoke to the boys about continuing the legacy and building the squad.”

Anthony Gelling confirms second retirment​

Having originally retired after the side’s mid-season clash with Samoa, Gelling has again officially hung up the boots to start a new job with the New Zealand Warriors and learning a new trade.

“That was my last game,” Gelling confirmed to Love Rugby League. “I retired back in June after the Samoa game, and this was a little last minute. But it’s good to get a couple games.”

Gelling reiterated Iro’s claims that he took some convincing to join the squad in England, joking: “I told him no every time!

“But my partner convinced me and said just go for it and once you’re retired, you’re retired.
“I kind of had some unfinished work here too about building culture and stuff like that, so some of us senior boys have come back for that.”

On life after league, he added: “I’m going to do some wellbeing stuff with New Zealand

Warriors. I also have a plumber apprenticeship starting Monday, too.

“It’s good to be home back in New Zealand.”

I thought this was going to be straight forward update with Gelling posting a lot on Instagram about his career in real estate but the article above says he's started a plumbing apprenticeship and working in the wellbeing department for the Warriors. From the horses mouth so its as good as done for me but hopefully we will see more on both appointments over the coming months...




Community and family. No two words better describe Anthony Gelling. Growing up between Otara and Howick, Anthony has always been connected to his tight-knit neighbourhood and after 12 years abroad playing professional league in Australia and the UK, there was never any question he would return to his roots.

Settling back into South Auckland in 2018, Anthony knew real estate was his next venture. Like with sport, he thrives when working as part of a driven team to achieve rewarding outcomes for his clients. To this end, he joined veteran sales agent Charlie Brothers at Ray White Manukau and is now an integral part of a winning team.

With a young family of his own, Anthony understands first hand the struggles first home buyers face in this turbulent market, and is dedicated to helping guide people through the home ownership process. He is also passionate about giving back to the sport and local community that helped shape his youth, and perfectly balances his real estate career with coaching New Zealand’s next generation of sporting stars.

Honest, hardworking and committed to helping his clients get the deal done, if you want a winning result then Anthony Gelling is the agent you need to have by your side.


Very hard finding any info on Joseph Vuna before his 2018 debut against the Melbourne Storm other than playing juniors for Otahuhu Rovers in Auckland. Vuna played 3 games off the bench then his final game for the Warriors he started and played the full 80 minutes.

In November 2018 Vuna was granted a release to do a Mormon mission.

Vuna began the 2021 season playing for the Tweed Heads Seagulls in the Queensland Cup, and returned to the NRL for the Gold Coast Titans in round 13 against the Melbourne Storm.

Cant find anything to confirm his signing for the Titans but reports suggest he is signed for the Gold Coast Titans in the top 30 until the end of 2023...


2022 squad:
Tanah Boyd (2024), AJ Brimson (2026), Jayden Campbell (2024), Erin Clark (2023), Herman Ese’ese (2022), Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (2026), Beau Fermor (2026), David Fifita (2023), Sosefo Fifita (2023), Moeaki Fotuaika (2024), Patrick Herbet (2023), Jaimin Joliffe (2024), Brian Kelly (2023), Alofi’ana Khan-Pereira (2023), Sam Lisone (2023, CO 2024), Isaac Liu (2024), Esan Marsters (2022), Greg Marzhew (2023), Sam McIntyre (2022), Kevin Proctor (2022), Phillip Sami (2024), Toby Sexton (2024), Corey Thompson (2022, CO 2023), Paul Turner (2023), Joseph Vuna (2023), Jarrod Wallace (2022)

Development players: Aaron Booth (2022), Shannin Fuller (2022), Tony Francis (2023), Tom Weaver (2024)

Train-and-trial players: Iszac Fa’asuamaleaui, Isaac Matalavea-Booth, William Samuel, Jack Cullen, Ben Liyou, Jordan Penquitt, Braden Robson, Charlie Murray, Ryan Foran, Jacob Alick, Oskar Bryant, Vaka Sikahele, Josh Rogers, Tony Francis, Kaleb Ngamanu, Lee Turner, Caleb Hodges, Klese Haas, Jaylan de Groot, Taine Tuaupiki

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Height: 182 cm
Date of Birth: 31 July 1998
Weight: 99 kg
Birthplace: Alameda County, USA
Age: 24
Debut Club: New Zealand Warriors
Date: 25 April 2018
Opposition: Melbourne Storm
Round: 8
Previous Club: New Zealand Warriors


On 1 March, Karl Lawton was given an immediate release from the final year of his contract with the Gold CoastTitans to take up a two-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors, exactly one week before the 2018 Telstra Premiership season commenced. Lawton debuted for the Warriors in Round 9 against the Tigers, scoring two tries.

On 14 March 2021, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles signed Lawton on a two-year deal. In November 2021 Lawton signed a 2 year extension keeping him at Brookvale until 2024.

Karl Lawton signs extended deal with Sea Eagles

Manly Media
Fri 19 Nov 2021, 10:36 AM
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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have today extended the contract of Karl Lawton to the end of the 2024 season.​

Lawton enjoyed a fine year with the Sea Eagles in 2021 after making a memorable Club debut against Parramatta in round 11.

Although a specialist hooker, Lawton made the most of his opportunities in the second-row in between coming off the interchange bench to play 16 games for the Sea Eagles. He has now played a total of 61 NRL games.

“I’m looking forward to developing Karl’s game even further over the next few seasons.”
Lawton said he was happy to extend his current deal past 2022.

"I have really loved my time here at the Sea Eagles. There is a great camaraderie amongst the playing group and across the club,'' Lawton said.

"There is a great feeling of confidence about what we can achieve here at Manly in the coming years and I can't wait to get back into it."


On 8 September 2017, Gerard Beale signed a 3-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors, starting in 2018. Beale joined us from the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks where he had helped to win their maiden Premiership the season prior. Beale was selected to play for the New Zealand Kiwis during the end of year 2017 RLWC where would suffer a broken leg and force him to miss the first half of the following season.

Beale made his Warriors debut in Round 11, 2018 and went to play every remaining game of the season including the first week Qualifying Final loss to the Penrith Panthers.

After playing 32 games for the Warriors Beale announced at the end of the 2020 season that he retired from the game.

Beale played for the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers in 2021 in the Queensland's Intrust Super Cup. On 18 May, St. George Illawarra Dragons announced that the club had signed Beale for the remainder of the season. The announcement came eight months after Beale announced his retirement from the NRL.

Another Beale deal? Reborn Dragon keen to extend career

Chris Kennedy Reporter
Sun 13 Jun 2021, 11:01 AM

Gerard Beale's return as an emergency back-up to help the Dragons through a wave of backline injuries and suspensions could just end up being a much longer-term return to first grade.

The 30-year-old former New Zealand international all but retired from professional rugby league at the end of last year after an injury-riddled three years with the Warriors, making a move into teaching at Brisbane's Marsden State High School.

Beale wasn't even fussed about playing Intrust Super Cup until an approach from the Jon Buchanan-coached Easts Tigers rekindled the flame and led to a remarkable mid-season NRL return with the Dragons.

"I would never have thought this would happen," Beale told

"Especially at the start of the year, I was happy to take that step away and sort of focus on other things more. That was my plan.

"I never intended really on coming back in but what happened from there was I ended up getting involved with Easts Tigers up in the Queensland Cup and started really enjoying my footy.

"It's just been a rollercoaster the last couple of weeks. I began to think if an opportunity popped up I'd probably look at it. I spoke to my wife and she was happy for that and it's just worked out."

Beale said the standard was high from the get-go at the Storm feeder club with the likes of Brenko Lee, Dean Ieremia, Ryley Jacks, Aaron Booth and Aaron Pene lining up week to week.

"I probably underestimated it a bit too because you get a lot of the NRL boys coming through," Beale said.

"I was like 'this is high quality' but it was good, refreshing."

Beale had plenty of praise for the Warriors as a club but said the serious injuries he had to endure in his time there dented his confidence and enthusiasm for the game.

The relationship got off on the wrong note with Beale breaking his leg on Kiwis duty before even starting and missing the first 10 weeks of his Warriors deal.

"The last three years my time at the Warriors, it's a great club but I was really dampened with a couple of big injuries which dented my confidence and enjoyment in what I was doing," he said.

"The Warriors are a great club and great bunch of boys but personally I broke my leg when I arrived with the Kiwis so that wasn't really a good start.

"It took a while, got back on the field, started to find some form then broke my kneecap in 2019 and again it was almost like a few question marks on what I was trying to achieve and just my confidence."

Gerard Beale when he fractured his patella against the Roosters in 2019.
Gerard Beale when he fractured his patella against the Roosters in 2019.

When that deal finished up at the end of 2020 with Beale having played just 32 games in three years, he returned to Brisbane and though he hadn't formally retired he started his transition into his post-playing career.

"I got into a bit of teaching which was what I'm going to look to get into in the future I'd say," he added.

"I was doing a lot of coaching out at a big rugby league school in Brisbane, Marsden State High School. There's a lot of kids there which gave me another perspective.

"I'm doing some other study and then I was classed as a teacher aide and a lot of my role is coaching with all the teams there which I really enjoy. I'm looking at completing the study to be a teacher and go down the education pathway."

Beale was coaching on the day the Dragons initiated contact.

"I was at Marsden High School just doing my thing, coaching, had a whole bunch of missed calls from the Dragons and within 24 hours I was down here with the team and the rest is sort of history," he laughed.

"The past two weeks have been great. I felt physically really good so I'm pretty keen to play on. And while I'm playing on I've got a clear focus on what I want to try and get into which is another big bonus.

"Taking that step away from footy helped me see what I wanted to get into so my mind and mental space is in a good place."

Beale only got a look in after the injury and suspension curse rubbed out the likes of Zac Lomax, Max and Mat Feagai, Matt Dufty, Mikaele Ravalawa, Tyrell Fuimaono and Jordan Pereira in a short space of time.

His season debut in round 12 netted him 170 metres and five busts in the loss to the Tigers, and he added 120 metres and a try in the big win over the Broncos in round 13 – all of which has him eyeing a contract extension for next season.

"Coming down here I knew that was the reason why the opportunity came was the injury and suspension toll in the outside backs," he said.

"It's not really about me, I'm happy to help the team and if I can keep playing well and enjoying it hopefully that will push my case to be in the team but one week at a time.

"I'm pretty keen to [play on next year]. Obviously it depends as well on the next few weeks and how the year unfolds but the last two weeks has been a great start, I'll look to keep building and if I can stay physically fit, we'll see what happens."

After scoring a try in last week's big win over Brisbane, he will again line up in the centres for Monday's clash with the Bulldogs at Stadium Australia.

Last thing I can find on him league was Beale re-signing with the Suzuki Brisbane Tigers for the 2022 season but at this stage I have no idea whether he is playing in 2023.

Beale Re-signs with the Tigers for 2022

26 November 2021
by Melissa Tabet
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Suzuki Brisbane Tigers are pleased to announce the re-signing of Kiwi international Gerard Beale for season 2022.

Beale began his 2021 season with the Tigers playing six games for the club before taking an opportunity with the St George Illawarra Dragons for the remainder of the 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

Welcome back Bealey!

Apart from that we have him playing touch in the Gold Coast Touch competition and he also started a podcast this year but after releasing 4 episodes in July the channel has gone cold...


We signed Lachlan Burr from the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs where he was playing for their feeder team the

On 19 November 2018, Burr signed with the New Zealand Warriors on a two-year contract. In Round 1 of the 2019 NRL season, he made his debut for the Warriors, starting at lock in a 40–6 win over Canterbury. He played 23 games in his first season with the club, starting 13 at lock.

He played 14 games for the Warriors in 2020, starting 10 at prop.

On 21 October 2020, Burr signed with the North Queensland Cowboys on a two-year deal, joining his former Warriors head coach Todd Payten at the club.

On 24 February 2022, Burr retired from rugby league due to a chronic hip injury.

Lachlan Burr retires
Wed 23 Feb 2022, 09:02 PM
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North Queensland Toyota Cowboys forward Lachlan Burr will retire from rugby league with immediate effect due to an ongoing chronic hip injury.

The Cowboys thank Lachlan for his service since joining the club prior to the 2021 season and wish him well in his future endeavours.

Havent been able to find a single thing on Burr post footy bar his holiday posts on Instagram. Have sent a message and can only hope for a reply but until then he's a ghost...

If anyone can help with this update please let us know...

In October 2018 he signed a three-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors.

Keighran made his first grade debut in round 1 of the 2019 NRL season playing for the Warriors against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, scoring a try in their 40–6 win.

In November 2020, he signed a two-year deal to join the Sydney Roosters starting in 2021. In round 1 of the 2021 NRL season, he made his debut for the Sydney Roosters in their 46-4 victory over Manly-Warringah at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

He played a total of 15 games for the Sydney Roosters in the 2021 NRL season including the club's two finals matches. The Sydney Roosters would be eliminated from the second week of the finals losing to Manly 42-6.

Keighran only featured in two matches for the Sydney Roosters throughout the 2022 NRL season. Keighran spent the rest of the year playing for the clubs NSW Cup team North Sydney.

In November 2022 it was announced that Catalan Dragons had signed Keighran on a one year deal starting in 2023.

Catalans Dragons are delighted to announce the signing of Adam Keighran from the 2023 season.

The Sydney Roosters centre has signed a one-year deal.

Adam Keighran said: “I’m really grateful for the opportunity given to me by Catalans. I’ve always wanted to experience Super League throughout my career and my family and I are really excited to experience it in France. Catalans is a very competitive team in this competition and I am really looking forward to being a part of it. I feel like this opportunity will allow me to take my game to the next level and that is something I’m really looking forward to.”

At 25 Adam arrives with the best years of his career ahead of him, full of ambition and determination. He is a tough, powerful and skillfull centre who can also play in the halves. Coming from one of the leading NRL clubs, he has played with some of the leading centres in our game. Highly recommended by coach Trent Robinson, Adam is a top level left footed goal kicker as well.

Born in Sydney, he was developed in the Bulldogs’ system before joining the Panthers where his breakout season in New South Wales Cup earned him a Team of the Year selection and his first NRL deal with the Warriors.

Keighran made his NRL in 2019 season and then joined the Roosters. He scored 8 tries and 120 points in 26 NRL appearances.

With limited opportunities in the Roosters impressive backline in 2022, he played in the NSW Cup and ended the season with an impressive eight tries, nine try assists and 160 points in 17 games.

Catalans Dragons headcoach Steve McNamara said: “Adam is a player whose career is taking off and exactly what we need. Tough, uncompromising and talented, he is a great signing.”

Adam Keighran: CV express

Date of birth
: 24 April, 1997
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 91 kg
Position: Centre
Previous clubs: New Zealand Warriors, Sydney Roosters
Debut: New Zealand Warriors vs Canterbury Bulldogs, 16th March 2019
Club stats: New Zealand Warriors (2019-20) : 9 appearances, 4 tries, 34 points | Sydney Roosters (2021-22) : 17 appearances, 4 tries, 86 points


Article below pretty much covers it all. I guess we will have to revisit this update in the near future.

A piece from his vlog will be posted in his player discussion thread...

Chanel Harris-Tavita on life after footy

Corey Rosser NRL Reporter
Thu 7 Jul 2022, 04:03 PM
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Chanel Harris-Tavita still doesn’t know what he wants to do next year, except that it won’t involve rugby league and will definitely include more time dedicated to his love of writing.

After making the decision in May to step away from the game at the conclusion of this season, the 23-year-old is still working out what the post-NRL version of himself will look like.

He has been inundated with questions, advice and cautionary tales from all corners since he went public with the news, but through it all has never doubted he is doing the right thing.

“The way I see it is that the only person that needs to understand my decision is me, and I know deep down that it is the right decision for me,” Harris-Tavita told
“At the end of the day it’s in my best interests and I am doing what’s best for me.”

The honest decision​

Throughout his time in rugby league Craig Hodges, the general manager of football at the Warriors, has seen plenty of players continuing to go through the motions long after their heart has left the game.

He said the fact that Harris-Tavita was honest enough to recognise the need for a change, and then act on it, speaks to his character.

“I’ve got no doubt there are a lot of guys in our game at every different club that play because they can earn more money doing this than they can doing anything else,” Hodges told

“They may not necessarily love league and they may not necessarily enjoy what they are doing, but they happen to be talented at it and it’s their career.

“I guess you could call it brave, but I think honesty is the key word. He is really honest with himself.”

Harris-Tavita adds that he is fortunate to be in a position where he can afford to sacrifice the financial security that would have come with signing a new deal, and if he gets the itch again he’s confident he can make it back to the NRL.

“I’m blessed to be in the position that I am, to step away from the game and go and pursue something else,” he said.

“I’m taking a break, not retiring. If I want to come back in two or three years, then I feel like I am young enough to get myself back into shape.

“I might not ever come back, that’s the reality of it.”

New interests
When the pandemic gripped Australasia in early 2020 and the NRL Telstra Premiership was suspended, like many players Harris-Tavita suddenly had an abundance of spare time on his hands.

It was at this point that he started keeping a journal and became more interested in reading about personal growth and self-development, eventually leading to him starting up his blog where he reviews books and offers thoughts on different topics he is interested in.


“I am keen to keep doing my writing. I will look to invest a bit more time into that when I stop playing footy,” Harris-Tavita said.

“I have a few subscribers now and they send me emails every now and then to thank me and ask questions, and I like to reply to those.

“I will pick up other hobbies along the way. I’m not too sure what they are yet, but that’s the exciting bit for me, stepping away from what I know and entering the unknown.

“I am hoping to do a bit of travel. I have always wanted to go to America just because Home Alone was one of my favourite movies!

“I will definitely spend a bit of time with family through December and then from January onwards I am going with the flow.”

His legacy in league​

The Warriors knew they had something special right away with Harris-Tavita.

He got his first start in the National Youth Competition on his 17th birthday, the very first day he became eligible to play, and almost exactly three years later made his NRL debut in 2019, at which point he was already a familiar face in the wider first-grade group.

“There are three tiers that determine when you come back to pre-season each year depending on how many you have done. I think I’m nearly in the senior level and I haven’t even played 50 NRL games yet,” Harris-Tavita said.

“I started training with the first-grade squad really young… it feels like I have been doing it for ages, for a lot longer than I have been doing it (in reality).

“I am looking forward to a break… I have had quite a few surgeries, so I am looking forward to resting my body and not having to tackle 110kg props every week.”

But that isn’t to say he doesn’t still have some lofty goals for the rest of the year, and it’s clear the Warriors still see him as a key figure for this season.

That point was best illustrated at last Sunday’s homecoming match against the Tigers, when interim Warriors coach Stacey Jones picked Harris-Tavita out of position at fullback on short notice for the club’s most important game of the year.

He rewarded that trust with a strong showing that included a try, 153 metres and some big defensive plays.

“It was a bit of a no brainer to move him back there…. I thought he was outstanding,” Jones said of Harris-Tavita’s performance.

“He’s made a big decision [for next year], but part of that decision was making sure that he commits to the rest of this year.”

Harris-Tavita also has his eyes set on World Cup success at the end of this season with Samoa, who to date he has represented in two Tests.

“I would love to go to the World Cup and give it a red-hot crack… I think if we get a full fully fit squad then we will be a contender for the World Cup,” he said.

“That’ll be a good way to finish the year and then that might be the end of my career, who knows.”


He played junior rugby union for the Tamaki Rugby Club.

In 2015 Herbert made the switch to rugby league and signed with St. George Illawarra.

In 2016 he re-signed with St. George, keeping him with the club until at least the end of 2018.

In 2018 he signed a three-year deal with the New Zealand Warriors, effective from the 2019 NRL season.

In Round 7 of the 2019 NRL season Herbert made his NRL debut for the New Zealand Warriors against the Melbourne Storm at centre, in place of the injured Solomone Kata.

After playing 13 games in 2020 Herbert was released by the Warriors.

On the 9th October 2020 Herbert was signed on a 1 year deal with the Gold Coast Titans.

On 24th June 2021 Herbert signed an extension with the Titans keeping him at the club until the end of the 2023 season...

Herbert a Titan until '23
Thu 24 Jun 2021, 03:05 PM
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Gold Coast Titans centre Patrick Herbert has committed to the club for a further two seasons.

Joining the Titans at the start of this season, Herbert’s contract extension will see him represent the Gold Coast until the end of 2023.

Coach Justin Holbrook says the 24-year-old has quickly become an important member of the Titans squad.

“Patty has fitted into our team perfectly this year,” Holbrook said.

“He brings aggression and competitiveness to everything that he does.

“It’s exciting that he has committed his future to our club.”

After two seasons and 21 NRL games with the New Zealand Warriors, Herbert was one of the Titans new recruits for 2021.

Herbert has played 11 games so far this season, scoring three tries.


Warriors signed Kodi Nikorima mid season in 2019 on a two and half year deal. He made his Warriors debut that very week in Round 11against the St George-Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium in what would be the NRL Magic Round.

After 59 games for the Warriors, Nikorima was released mid season 2022 and signed a two-year deal to join South Sydney Rabbitohs effective immediately. Nikorima made his club debut for South Sydney against his former club New Zealand in a 32-30 victory at Suncorp Stadium in Round 10, 2022 NRL season. Again during the NRLs Magic Round.

In July 2022 it was confirmed that Nikorima would be part of the new Dolphins franchise on a two year contract beginning in 2023...

Kodi coming home to be a Dolphin

Dolphins Media
Tue 12 Jul 2022, 10:59 AM
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Kodi Nikorima will become yet another foundation Dolphin who will return to Queensland to be part of the club’s entry to the NRL.

Nikorima has been signed to a two-year deal to boost the Dolphins’ depth in the hooker position, where he will compete with Jeremy Marshall-King and young gun Harrison Graham for the number-nine jersey.

It will also mean Nikorima will once again be able to live in Brisbane.

Nikorima was born in New Zealand but moved to the Queensland capital at age 12, where he played junior representative football from the Aspley Devils and Wavell High School.

The 28-year-old has now experienced 151 NRL games since making his debut for the Broncos, covering stints at the Warriors and his recent move to the Rabbitohs.

The New Zealand international will also add some strong cover across a number of positions for the Dolphins squad.

He has been playing at fullback for the Rabbitohs and has also had plenty of match experience in the halves.

Dolphins’ chief executive Terry Reader said Nikorima would add versatility to the club’s roster.

“We are pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for Kodi and his young family to return to Queensland,” said Reader.

“Kodi is yet another example of one of the reasons the Dolphins were brought into the competition – to allow local Queensland players to play NRL in the areas they were developed.

“He joins others such as Felise Kaufusi, Tom Gilbert and Edrick Lee who will be doing just that.

“We know he is a very dangerous player as a hooker who can also provide cover for other positions across the backline.

“Kodi has more than 150 NRL games to his name as well as playing Tests for New Zealand and importantly has a history of performing under our head coach Wayne Bennett.”

After playing in the 2014 NYC under-20s Grand Final for the Broncos and representing the Junior Kiwis soon after, Nikorima played in the 2015 Auckland Nines and then made his NRL debut.

He has played 15 Tests for the New Zealand Kiwis and has represented the Maori All Stars team.

Kodi Nikorima
Born: April 3, 1994 (Palmerston North, NZ)
Height: 174cms
Weight: 82kg
NRL Games: 151
Representative: 15 Tests for the Kiwis (2015-19); Maori All Stars (2020, 2022)
Previous clubs: Broncos, Warriors
Current Club: Rabbitohs


During the 2019 preseason Adam Pompey was offered a train and trial contract with the Warriors after having played in the Roosters U20s and feeder team systems.

He was offered a two year contract and made his NRL debut in Round 18, 2019 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.

On 20th May 2020 Pompey was given a two year extension ending in 2023.

Pompey re-signed until end of 2023 NRL season

Richard Becht &
Thu 20 May 2021, 01:05 PM

Vodafone Warriors centre Adam Pompey has signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until the end of the 2023 NRL season.

The 22-year-old Wesley College product’s signing comes on the back of him becoming a regular first-grader this year after his breakthrough season in 2020.

He’s set to make his ninth appearance of the season when the Vodafone Warriors host the Wests Tigers at Central Coast Stadium tomorrow night.

“Adam has progressed really well and established himself as an NRL player this season,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown.

“He’s found his home at left centre and over the last five weeks or so he has taken a big step forward as an NRL player.”

After making his NRL debut against Cronulla in Wellington in 2019, Pompey has gone on to amass 26 appearances including eight so far this season.

“I’m really grateful to be with the club long-term. Looking back to when I first signed, I’m happy with the progress I’ve been able to make,” said Pompey.

“I’ve just kept fighting to try to get a spot in the team. Now I have to try to hold onto it.”
In his eight games this season, Pompey has scored four tries to lift his career tally to 11 while he has averaged 119 metres a game.

“Adam came home to New Zealand to make a fresh start to his career,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

“He’s a great example of perseverance and finding a home where he can thrive in our culture.”
Pompey was initially picked up by the Sydney Roosters before joining the Vodafone Warriors for the 2018-2019 offseason.

“Adam’s a great story for our club,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“He came on a train and trial deal, progressed to a development player, then top squad now he’s an established NRL player.

“I’m really proud of his development as a player and person and we’re looking forward to him becoming a dominant centre for us in the future. He is now showing the confidence to match the better centres in our game.”

Born: August 22, 1998
Birthplace: Auckland, NZ
Junior Club: Wesley College (rugby union)
Position: Centre/wing
Height: 190cm
Weight: 101kg
Vodafone Warriors No: 237
NRL Debut: Vodafone Warriors v Cronulla Sutherland, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, July 19, 2019 (Round 18)
NRL Games: 26 (2019-2021)
NRL Points: 44 (11 tries)


After being released mid season in 2019 from the Sydney Roosters to join the Warriors on a one and a half year contract Josh Curran would make his Warriors debut in Round 20, 2019 against the Canberra Raiders. He replaced Solomone Kata in the top 30.

In February 2022 Curran signed an extended contract to keep him at the club until the end of the 2024 season...

Curran extends contract to end of 2024

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Wed 16 Feb 2022, 12:30 PM
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Vodafone Warriors back rower Josh Curran has had his contract extended to stretch his commitment to the club until the end of the 2024 NRL season.

The three-times Indigenous All Stars forward’s new deal follows a breakout 2021 season.
“Josh made enormous progress last season when he really delivered on the potential we knew he had as a player,” said Vodafone Warriors general manager football Craig Hodges.

“The key was that he made some big adjustments that have paid off. He also benefited from the confidence Nathan (Brown) showed in him.

“You can see how much he has grown in the last year and what’s really encouraging is that he has so much room to improve further.”

The 22-year-old Curran underlined his growing stature in the game by earning selection in the Indigenous All Stars for the third straight year for last Saturday night’s 10-16 loss to the Māori in Sydney; in 47 minutes on the field he made 80 metres from nine runs as well as 18 tackles without a miss.

“I’m excited about extending my time with the Vodafone Warriors,” he said.

“I believe we have a great future ahead of us and I want to be a leader of the pack as we search for our first premiership.


“I couldn’t be happier staying and I can’t wait to get home to New Zealand to play in front of our great fan base and sponsors.”

Curran began the 2021 season with just six interchange appearances since making his first-grade debut with the Sydney Roosters in 2019 before joining the Vodafone Warriors.

After starting 2021 with feeder club Redcliffe in the Intrust Super Cup, Curran earned his first NRL start of the season against the Dragons in round six and immediately became a first-choice starting player.

He finished the campaign with 14 appearances and regularly played 80 minutes. He scored four tries, averaged 79 metres and 39 tackles a game and also produced 23 tackles breaks, five line breaks and five try assists.

BornJune 10, 1999
BirthplaceSydney, NSW
Junior clubsMerrylands Rams, Hills District Bulls (NSW)
PositionLoose forward/second row
Height 185cm
Previous clubsSydney Roosters (2019)
NRL debutSydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm, AAMI Park, Melbourne, April 19, 2019 (Rd 6)
Vodafone Warriors No238
Vodafone Warriors debutv Canberra Raiders, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, August 2, 2019 (Round 20)
NRL games20 (2019-2021)
Sydney Roosters: 1 (2019)
Vodafone Warriors: 19 (2019-2021)
NRL points16 (4 tries)
RepresentativeIndigenous All-Stars (2020, 2021, 2022)


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