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24 2013 NRL team photo 2 6 Where it all happens 2 8 NRL squad in profile 12 Taste of culture

32 Ins and Outs

1 4 True Warriors

34 NYC squad in profile

4 Walking the talk

16 I am the Road Warrior 41 Trials results

6 The Beast strikes 10

19 Signed up

42 2 013 NYC team photo

8 Super Vodafone Superfan

20 All kitted out

44 Full 2013 NRL draw

1 1 Pacific postcard

22 New family members

46 On the record

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Contents


VODAFONE WARRIORS RING CHANGES

BLOCKBUSTER THEME

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Blockbuster matches at Eden Park and Westpac Stadium are the eye-catching features of a 2013 NRL campaign which has all the ingredients to become a defining season for the Vodafone Warriors.

The seeds for a sea change can be traced back to the critical strategic initiatives announced by owners Eric Watson and Sir Owen Glenn and the board in July last year.

■ The process of forming the Warriors Foundation and a Warriors Elite Academy are nearing completion; ■ A million dollar-plus investment has

At the time and since Watson’s mind-set has been one of developing the club into the best sporting franchise in Australasia. While the ultimate manifestation is a yet-to-be-achieved NRL premiership title, the club has not only outlined but also executed a vast array of plans to put it in the best possible position to achieve the end goal.

been made into producing best-practice training, sports science, medical, talent identification, IT and other team support facilities including a team of highly-specialised coaches and experts; ■ The club has worked with the

After the owners and the board made a commitment to deliver on club-

Auckland Rugby League to start a First XIII

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LIMITED EDITION wellington JERSEY The Vodafone Warriors’ historic Capital Clash has an extra-special touch with the production of a limited edition replica Wellington jersey to be worn against the Bulldogs at Westpac Stadium on May 11. A Wellington membership offer is available now at www.warriors. co.nz including a jersey, match ticket and Vodafone Warriors membership. Wellingtonians taking advantage of the jersey and membership package will be part of history in the making, helping

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to turn Westpac Stadium into a home away from home for the Vodafone Warriors.

■ Membership offers for fans outside Auckland and in Australia have been enhanced; James Maloney

■ And the club has boosted its merchandise operation by appointing a fulltime merchandise manager and opening a Vodafone Warriors Team Store at SKYCITY. The club’s community programme has also been broadened with a delegation giving back to the Pacific by making ground-breaking visits to Samoa and Tonga in January-February.

In a highly significant move the Vodafone Warriors are taking a home game outside Auckland

At the most visible end on the football side, the Vodafone Warriors go into

for the first time, playing the

the 2013 season with a squad beefed up by NRL title-winning experience in

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

the shape of Melbourne duo Dane Nielsen and Todd Lowrie while they also

at Westpac Stadium on May 11.

have Kiwi international Thomas Leuluai, whose career is decorated with Rugby League World Cup and Four Nations victories plus title successes with Wigan in the English Super League.

With Vodafone as the match day sponsor, the Capital Clash will be a momentous event,

Matthew Elliott gives the club the rare commodity of previous experience as

augmented by the production

an NRL head coach, and lots of it. Apart from foundation coach John Monie

of a replica kit designed on

in 1995, every other coach appointed was an NRL rookie.

traditional Wellington rugby

For the third year running, the club will make an emphatic statement about

league lines.

its season by playing the first home game of the year – Ed3n – The Rising

Change was promised

– at the New Zealand’s biggest stadium Eden Park when they face the

throughout the club and it

Sydney Roosters on March 16.

has become reality.

Sonny Bill William s

Milestones IN STORE 150 NRL games

150 NRL games FOR CLUB

100 NRL games

140 Jacob Lillyman

130 Jerome Ropati

79 Dane Nielsen

140 Feleti Mateo

129 Sam Rapira

130 Jerome Ropati 129 Sam Rapira

100 NRL games FOR CLUB 78 Jacob Lillyman

50 NRL GAMES 44 Elijah Taylor 38 Shaun Johnson 37 Steve Rapira

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A 10-season veteran

Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is about to become the third Vodafone Warrior in as many seasons to join the elite list of

18-year-old in 2004. Last year he became the first player to score 100 NRL tries for the club.

players who’ve represented the club in 10 NRL seasons.

Next year captain Simon Mannering will bring up 10 seasons

Vatuvei, who turns 27 on March 4, starts the 2013 season with 152

for the Vodafone Warriors in the NRL with prop Sam Rapira

appearances and 102 tries to his name since his debut as an

poised to follow in 2015.

VODAFONE WARRIORS - 10 SEASONS IN THE NRL Player

Career

Club No.

Debut

Games

Points

1995-2005 & 2009

24

v Parramatta, Parramatta Stadium, April 23, 1995

261

674

Awen Guttenbeil

1996-2006

33

v North Sydney, Ericsson Stadium, April 14, 1996

170

60

Lance Hohaia

2002-2011

99

v North Queensland, Dairy Farmers Stadium, April 6, 2002

185

357

Jerome Ropati

2003-2012

108

v Sydney Roosters, Aussie Stadium, August 31, 2003

130

196

Manu Vatuvei

2004-2013

115

v Sydney Roosters, SFS, May 23, 2004

152

408

Stacey Jones


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THE ULTIMATE SUPPORTER The Vodafone Superfan programme has reached juggernaut-like status since being launched as a feature at Vodafone Warriors home games. Indeed the ubiquitous Mount Smart Joker, given the cape as the ultimate Vodafone Superfan last year, has lifted the concept’s profile to another level with his ability to turn up in costume at all manner of events in and out of season (not to mention his prolific social media skills). Now the 2013 Vodafone Superfan has been brought into sharp focus with eyecatching promotion popping up on bus backs around Auckland. The campaign will have a difference this year with Vodafone Superfan activity being specifically centred on the blockbuster home games against the Sydney Roosters at

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Eden Park on March 16 and the Bulldogs at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on May 11 plus the Vodafone Warriors’ last home game of the regular season against Canberra. In keeping with the Vodafone Superfan’s prolific growth it will be tailored for the grand occasion, no more so than the historic first Vodafone Warriors home game being played outside Auckland against the Bulldogs in round nine. Vodafone is match day sponsor of the clash in the Capital.


> EvEnt transport

Easy travel to the Warriors from just $5 return! Vodafone Warriors vs. Sydney Roosters, Eden Park, 16 March, 2013. Get into the game on event trains and buses. Event trains run from 3 hours prior to kick-off, until the end of service. Pre-purchase your special event rail ticket for $5 return from the Britomart, Newmarket, New Lynn and Papakura Ticket Offices. special event buses depart from: North Shore. Departing Albany station approx. every 10 mins between 5.30pm – 7.00pm running via all Northern Busway stations. $10 return fare. Takapuna. Departing 142-146 Hurstmere Rd at 6.15pm, 6.30pm and 6.45pm. $10 return fare. Newmarket and Mt Eden. Departing 19 Remuera Rd approx. every 10 mins between 5.30pm – 7.00pm running via Mt Eden Train Station and Mt Eden Village. $5 return fare. South/East. Departing Manukau City Centre (Leyton Way) at 6.00pm, 6.15pm and 6.30pm running via Botany Town Centre and Pakuranga Plaza (outside Farmers). $10 return fare. After the game, special event buses depart from the Eden Park Bus Hub for one hour after final whistle. Families travelling on any of the above event bus or train services are able to travel for a $20 return fare. Road closures and parking restrictions will affect streets around Eden Park on game day. Limited mobility parking areas available on Cricket Ave. For more information, see aucklandtransport.govt.nz or call 355 3553. *Family Pass includes 2 Adults and up to 4 children, or 1 Adult and up to 5 children. A child fare applies for children 5-15 up to date of 16th birthday. Children under 5 travel for free. Bus tickets are non-transferable between buses and trains. Terms and conditions apply, visit AT.co.nz. All services are funded by Auckland Transport. Train services are operated by Veolia Transport Auckland Ltd. Bus services are operated by Ritchies Transport Holdings Ltd, Howick & Eastern Buses and Birkenhead Transport.

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VODAFONE WARRIORS COMMUNITY Plans to take the Vodafone Warriors’ message to the Pacific came to fruition just months after the idea was conceived. When the club, led by owners Eric Watson and Sir Owen Glenn, announced a raft of initiatives last July, they and the board also made clear their intention to give back to rugby league’s wider community by visiting neighbouring Pacific countries. By late January the crusade was a reality. In two action-packed days in both Samoa and Tonga, thousands of primary and secondary school pupils were exposed to the club and the game during school visits and community carnivals. In Samoa, captain Simon Mannering and Jerome Ropati combined with the legendary Stacey Jones and Ruben Wiki to raise awareness. And in Tonga, NRL players Manu Vatuvei and Konrad Hurrell were joined by Vodafone Junior Warrior Albert Vete and the club’s foundation captain Dean Bell working with enthralled school kids.

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POSTCARD FROM THE PACIFIC


VODAFONE WARRIORS ONE COMMUNITY

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CULTURE, WORK, BOOKS Educational initiatives aimed at school children have always been a staple feature of the Vodafone Warriors’ community programmes but in the past few months it’s the players who have been the targets. In December the entire first grade squad embraced Warriors Work Week,

And the New Year started with a cultural awareness day for the entire club –

spending four days literally working on projects to benefit the people of

all NRL and NYC players plus the football department and all management

Otara in Manukau City.

and office staff. Organised by board member Donna Grant and her husband Anaru, the day was held at the Waipapa Marae at the University of Auckland. At the same time, the Vodafone Warriors’ League in Libraries programme, run in conjunction with Konica Minolta, has continued as has the Kellogg’s-supported Breakfast Warriors.


VODAFONE WARRIORS MEMBERSHIP

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ITS MANY FACES AND PLACES Vodafone Warriors membership wears so many different faces and comes in so many different packages. It might range from the blue collar die-hards who have been sitting in the South Stand season after season no matter what the weather or the team’s fortunes. It could just as readily be those typical old rugby league faces, players of yesteryear, seemingly locked to their seats around the West Stand’s tunnel area; perhaps it’s mum, dad and the kids in the family area; or those with more disposable income who sign up for the packages in the Club Lounge in the East Stand or the corporate suites on the opposite side. So many different faces watching their team and supporting it the only way they know how. At the core of the experience, there’s a constant theme. For all members it’s about loyalty, commitment and devotion, the qualities that separate True Warriors from the rest.

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The True Warriors philosophy is now firmly at the heart of the Vodafone Warriors’ membership campaign. Thousands have underlined the strength and depth of their beliefs by again signing up for the 2013 season. Find out what you’ve been missing by joining them and becoming a True Warrior today.

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e All the frills in th Club Lounge.

Micheal Luck chats with MC Gordon Gibbons.


UP FOR GRABS

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ROAD WARRIOR

ew, winner of Season member Andr t competition. the 2012 Suzuki Swif

While Thomas Leuluai, Dane Nielsen and Todd Lowrie are the top on-field acquisitions, the biggest signing off the field is also arguably the coolest. It wears the look of the club’s home jersey, mainly black but also with the unmistakable dash of red and white – the Road Warrior.

to mention standing out during the club’s community appearances in Hamilton for the visit there for the NRL trial against Penrith.

The pimped up Suzuki Swift GL has been a hit wherever it has gone, popping up at Vodafone Warriors promotions and other events all over Auckland, not

Whenever the Road Warrior has featured in posts on the club’s Facebook or Twitter accounts, it has attracted plenty of comment. But this nippy signing won’t be with the Vodafone Warriors for long. It’s on a one-year contract only before it goes on the market to a lucky supporter after a season-long competition. That’s right this super Suzuki Swift will become a punter’s possession at the Vodafone Warriors’ final home game of the year against Canberra in round 25. Last year a Suzuki Swift was given away at the first game of the season at Eden Park.

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NEW ARRIVALS

Look through the list of the Vodafone Warriors’ 177 players and few came to the club as NRL premiership winners with former clubs. Greg Alexander, Matthew Ridge and Quentin Pongia were examples in the early years and later the Vodafone Warriors would become home for Kevin Campion, Tony Martin, Steve Price, Ruben Wiki, Brent Tate and Shaun Berrigan. Now for the first time the Vodafone Warriors have two players – Melbourne’s Dane Nielsen and Todd Lowrie – from the same premiership-winning side in the same season (Brent Tate and Shaun Berrigan were in Brisbane’s champion 2006 side but weren’t at the Vodafone Warriors together). To Nielsen and Lowrie, add decorated Kiwi international Thomas Leuluai, who enjoyed title-winning experiences with Wigan in the English Super League. Nielsen, Lowrie and Leuluai go into the 2013 season as the Vodafone Warriors’ critical acquisitions, joined by fledgling first graders Dominique Peyroux

Thomas Leuluai

(Gold Coast) and Harry Siejka (Penrith).

yroux Dominique Pe

Harry Siejka Dane Nielsen

Todd Lowr ie

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SIGNED & SEALED FOR 2013


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CCC'S AAA+ RATING

It’s a story which has been rolled out a few times lately but it always warrants being retold. Not too many years ago, the Vodafone Warriors had regressed at such an alarming rate on the NRL’s merchandise front that they sat at the bottom of the NRL’s rankings. The transformation since could not have been more complete as the

kit with a genuinely traditional rugby league feel for the Vodafone Warriors’

Vodafone Warriors have not so much grown as exploded into the NRL’s

historic ‘Capital Clash’ against the Bulldogs at Westpac Stadium on May 11.

merchandise powerhouse.

The Vodafone Warriors have beefed up their overall merchandise operation

Through the efforts of official apparel sponsor Canterbury of New Zealand,

by appointing David Camps as merchandise manager and also opening a

they’ve become not just the dominant force but arguably also the most eye-

team store at SKYCITY.

catching one on the NRL scene. This year’s range has again hit the spot with sales showing exceptional improvement on even 2012’s outstanding figures. The Inferno and Sub Zero strips on show in the trials (these will be used as training kits during the season) have proved dazzling successes. CCC has also produced a superb heritage kit based on the 2002 grand final strip and a special Wellington

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NEW PARTNERS on board

Vodafone Warriors chief exe cutive Wayne Scurrah welcomes Fernbaby to the spon sorship family.

In October last year the Vodafone Warriors were welcoming infant formula manufacturer Fernbaby as a new sponsor. Less than four months later global energy drink brand Red Bull was on board, making its entrance into the  Vodafone Warriors’ world in a typically outthere manner.


The Fernbaby sponsorship announcement was every bit the corporate

Red Bull and convention aren’t often in tandem. They certainly weren’t

occasion, held at the SKYCITY Grand and drawing a strong attendance of

when it came time for Red Bull to spin its sponsorship wheels in February.

clients and media. It also attracted extensive media coverage.

It did so by drawing on its stable of extreme athletes to turn on a gate-crashing display at the end of a Vodafone Warriors training session. This wasn’t a media event. It was never meant to be. It was exclusively for the players and staff. Ultimately, though, the club had gained two more valuable additions to its sponsorship

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Sam Rapira and Red Bull dri ft driver Mad Mike Whiddett.

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2013 Vodafone Warriors

2009 Vodafone Warriors //

Back Row: Glen Fisiiahi, Elijah Taylor, Ben Matulino, Manu Vatuvei, Sam Lousi, Russell Packer, Sione Lousi, Dane Nielsen, Carlos Tuimavave, Steve Rapira, D

Konrad Hurrell, Ben Henry. Front Row: Harry Siejka, Kevin Locke, Shaun Johnson, Feleti Mateo, Matthew Ellio

2013 DRAW

Back Row (From Left to Right): Patrick Ah Van, Lewis Brown, Malo Solomona, Joel Moon, Brent Tate, Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, B

Date OPPOSITION

VENUE

Date OPPOSITION

VENUE

Sat Mar 09

Parramatta Stadium

Sat May 18

Centrebet Stadium

5.30pm Eels

7.30pm Panthers

Middle Row (From Left to Right): Liam Foran, Isaac John, Aaron Heremaia, Denan Kemp, Aidan Kirk, Epalahame Lauaki, Sam Rapira, Leeson Ah

Sun Mar 16

7.30pm Roosters

Eden Park

Sun May 26

4.00pm Knights

Mount Smart Stadium

Sun Mar 24

2.00pm Sharks

Toyota Stadium

Mon June 3

7.00pm Broncos

Suncorp Stadium

Mon April 1

6.00pm Cowboys

Mount Smart Stadium

Wed June 5

8.00pm State of Origin 1

ANZ Stadium

Sun April 7

4.00pm Rabbitohs

Mount Smart Stadium

Sun June 9

4.00pm Sea Eagles

Mount Smart Stadium

Sat April 13

7.30pm Raiders

Canberra Stadium

Sun June 16 6.30pm Roosters

Fri April 19

7.45pm ANZAC TEST

Canberra Stadium

June 21-24 Bye

Thu April 25

7.00pm Storm

AAMI Park

Wed June 26 8.00pm State of Origin II

Suncorp Stadium

Sun May 5

2.00pm Titans

Mount Smart Stadium

Sun June 30 4.00pm Broncos

Mount Smart Stadium

Sat May 11

7.30pm Bulldogs

Westpac Stadium

Sun July 7

NIB Stadium

Front Row (From Left to Right): Stacey Jones, Nathan Fien, Wade McKinnon, Ian Henderson, Steve Price (Captain), Micheal Luck (Vice-Capta

4.30pm Rabbitohs

Allianz Stadium


Opposition

At

Eels

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Sun, Mar 22 (3.00pm)

Sea Eagles

Brookvale Oval, Manly

Sat, Mar 28 (7.30pm)

Broncos

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Sun, Apr 5 (2.00pm)

Rabbitohs

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Sun, Apr 12 (2.00pm)

Knights

EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle

Apr 17-20

Roosters

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Apr 24-27

Storm

Olympic Park, Melbourne

May 1-3

Dragons

WIN Stadium, Wollongong

May 9-11

Bye

May 15-18

Cowboys

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

May 22-25

Raiders

Canberra Stadium, Canberra

May 29-Jun 1

Wests Tigers

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Wed, June 3

State of Origin 1

Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Jun 5-8

Sharks

Toyota Stadium, Cronulla

Jun 12-15

Knights

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Jun 19-22

Bye

Wed, Jun 24

State of Origin 2

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Date Sat, Mar 14 (7.30pm)

ANZ Stadium, Homebush

Jun 26-29

Titans

Skilled Park, Robina

Jul 3-6

Broncos

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Jul 10-13

Bulldogs

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Wed, Jul 15

State of Origin 3

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Jul 17-20

Roosters

Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney

Jul 24-27

Dragons

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Jul 31-Aug 3

Panthers

CUA Stadium, Penrith

Aug 7-10

Titans

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Eels

Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta

Aug 21-24

Raiders

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

Aug 28-31

Bulldogs

ANZ Stadium,

Sep 4-6

Storm

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland

ominique Peyroux. Middle Row: Thomas Leuluai, Nathan Friend, John Palavi, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Jacob Lillyman, Sam Rapira, Bill Tupou, Sebastine Ikahihifo,

Aug 14-17 ott (head coach), Simon Mannering (captain), Pita Godinet, Jerome Ropati, Alehana Mara. Absent: Todd Lowrie

Ben Matulino, Ukuma Ta’ai, Daniel O’Regan, Herman Retzlaff

Date OPPOSITION

VENUE

July 12-15 Bye

Date OPPOSITION Homebush VENUE FINALS

h Mau, Russell Packer, Jacob Lillyman, Mataupu Poching, Kevin Locke

Wed July 17

8.00pm State of Origin III ANZ Stadium

September 13-15 Qualifying Semi Home Finals Sep 11-13 Qualifying Finals Venues

Fri July 19

7.45pm Wests Tigers

Leichhardt Oval

Sep 18-19 Semifinals September 20-21 Semi Finals

Sun July 28

2.00pm Storm

Mount Smart Stadium

Sep 25-26 Nrl Preliminary Home Region Finals September 27-28 Preliminary Finals Finals

August 2-5 Sharks

Mount Smart Stadium

October 6 GRAND FINAL Sun, Oct 4 Grand Final

August 9-12 Sea Eagles

Brookvale Oval

* Note: Local times are listed

August 16-19 Panthers

Mount Smart Stadium

August 23-26 Titans

Skilled Park

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ALL ANGLES COVERED If it’s an event to do with the Vodafone Warriors, there’s every chance it will be on at SKYCITY. With its exceptional array of bars, cafés, restaurants, conference facilities and function rooms, major sponsor SKYCITY has everything imaginable covered for the Vodafone Warriors. The club’s big-ticket season launch and gala awards night were again

Vodafone Warriors players were also involved in poker nights and quiz

staged at the SKYCITY complex last year. So were highly significant

nights. There were sponsorship and membership workshops, Simon

media conferences about the Vodafone Warriors’ ownership in March

Mannering joined his Blues and SKYCITY Breakers counterparts

and July’s announcement about a range of critical initiatives.

at the Captains of the Codes function and there was so much more.

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HEAD COACH MATT ELLIOTT

Date of Birth: December 8, 1964. Appointed: 2012 Previous Appointments: St George assistant coach (1995); Bradford assistant coach (1995-96); Bradford head coach (1997-2000); Canberra co-coach (2001); Canberra head coach (2002-06); Penrith head coach (2007-11); Roosters assistant coach (2012); United States coach (2011-present) Playing Record: 61 first grade games for St George (1989-92); 1 Grand Final appearance (1992) Coaching Record: 1997-2011 (Super League and NRL): Games 361, Won 201, Drawn 7, Lost 153. Winning percentage: 55.67% NRL Finals Series: 5 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010). Coaching Achievements: Won Super League with Bradford (1997); won Super League minor premiership with Bradford (1999); won Challenge Cup with Bradford (2000).

SIMON MANNERING captain (125)

Glen Fisiiahi (163)

Date of Birth: August 28, 1986 Birthplace: Napier, NZ Junior Clubs: Te Aroha Eels, University Hunters, Wellington Orcas Position: Second Row Height: 191cm Weight: 105kg Previous Clubs: N  il Rep Honours: 30 Tests for NZ 2006-12; World Cup 2008; Tri Nations 2006; Four Nations 2010-11 NRL Games: 165 (2005-12), 156 points (39 tries)

Date of Birth: December 2, 1990 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Ellerslie Eagles Position: Fullback/Wing Height: 184cm Weight: 94kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2010 NRL Games: 8 (2011-12), 12 points (3 tries)

NATHAN FRIEND (171)

Pita Godinet (170)

Date of Birth: February 28, 1981 Birthplace: Toowoomba, Queensland Junior Club: Wests Juniors Position: Hooker Height: 172cm Weight: 85kg Previous Clubs: Brisbane (2002), Melbourne (2003-06), Gold Coast (2007-11) Rep Honours: Nil NRL Games: 152 (2002-12), 36 points (9 tries)

Date of Birth: December 21, 1987 Birthplace: Christchurch, NZ Junior Clubs: Sydenham Swans, Woolston Rovers Position: Hooker/Halfback Height: 174cm Weight: 85kg Previous Clubs: N  il Rep Honours: 1 Test for Toa Samoa 2010 NRL Games: 8 (2011-12), 8 points (2 tries)

Ben Henry (173)

KONRAD HURRELL (172)

Date of Birth: December 14, 1991 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Bay Roskill Vikings Position: Loose Forward/Second Row/Centre Height: 185cm Weight: 102kg Previous Clubs: N  il Rep Honours: Kiwi train-on squad 2012 NRL Games: 24 (2012), 36 points (8 tries, 2 goals)

Date of Birth: August 5, 1991 Birthplace: Tofoa, Tonga Junior Club: Vodafone Junior Warriors Position: Centre Height: 183cm Weight: 102kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Auckland Secondary Schools (rugby union) NRL Games: 17 (2012), 48 points (12 tries)


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SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO (176)

Shaun Johnson (168)

Date of Birth: January 27, 1991 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Mangere East Hawks Position: Loose Forward/Second Row Height: 183cm Weight: 99kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2010-11 NRL Games: 4 (2012), 0 points

Date of Birth: September 9, 1990 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Hibiscus Coast Raiders, Northcote Tigers Position: Halfback/Standoff Height: 179cm Weight: 91kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 1 Test for NZ 2012, Junior Kiwis 2010 NRL Games: 38 (2011-12), 72 points (18 tries)

thomas leuluai (105)

Jacob Lillyman (146)

Date of Birth: June 22, 1985 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Papatoetoe Panthers, Otahuhu Leopards Position: Halfback/Standoff/Hooker Height: 176cm Weight: 86kg Previous Clubs: W  arriors (2003-04), London Broncos (2005), Harlequins (2005-06), Wigan (2007-12) Rep Honours: 30 Tests for NZ 2003-11; World Cup 2008; Four Nations 2009, 2010, 2011 NRL Games: 21 (2003-04), 8 points (2 tries)

Date of Birth: March 7, 1984 Birthplace: Richmond, Qld Junior Club: Richmond Tigers Position: Prop Height: 182cm Weight: 104kg Previous Clubs: North Queensland Cowboys (2003, 2005-08) Rep Honours: 6 matches for Qld 2006-08, 2011 NRL Games: 140 (2003-12), 28 points (7 tries)

Kevin Locke (152)

SAMIUELA Lousi (175)

Date of Birth: April 4, 1989 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Northcote Tigers Position: Fullback/Wing Height: 175cm Weight: 87kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 4 Tests for NZ 2011, Four Nations 2009, 2011, NZ Maori 2008, 2010 NRL Games: 67 (2009-12), 144 points (24 tries, 24 goals)

Date of Birth: July 20, 1991 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Richmond Rovers Position: Prop/Second Row Height: 198cm Weight: 118kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2010-11 NRL Games: 2 (2012), 0 points

Sione Lousi (159)

TODD LOWRIE

Date of Birth: October 8, 1989 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Richmond Rovers, Bay Roskill Vikings Position: Prop Height: 191cm Weight: 106kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 1 Test for Tonga 2010 NRL Games: 31 (2010-12), 4 points (1 try)

Date of Birth: July 14, 1983 Birthplace: Scone, NSW Junior Club: Scone Thoroughbreds Position: Loose Forward/Second Row Height: 187cm Weight: 98kg Previous Clubs: Newcastle (2003-06), Parramatta (2007-09), Melbourne (2010-12) Rep Honours: Nil NRL Games: 163 (2003-12), 60 points (15 tries)

Alehana Mara (162)

Feleti Mateo (164)

Date of Birth: November 6, 1989 Birthplace: Wellington, NZ Junior Club: St George Dragons Position: Hooker Height: 178cm Weight: 87kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Kiwi train-on squad 2012, Junior Kiwis 2006 NRL Games: 16 (2010-12), 0 points

Date of Birth: May 2, 1984 Birthplace: Sydney, NSW Junior Club: Lalor Park Position: Second Row /Loose Forward Height: 194cm Weight: 108kg Previous Clubs: Parramatta (2004, 2007-10), London Broncos (2005) Rep Honours: Tonga 2007-10; World Cup 2008 (Tonga); City Origin 2008, 2011; Pacific Cup 2009 (Tonga); NRL All Stars 2011, 2013; Prime Minister’s XIII 2012, Blues Emerging Origin 2013 NRL Games: 140 (2004-12), 112 points (26 tries)

Ben Matulino (142)

DANE NIELSEN

Date of Birth: January 3, 1989 Birthplace: Lower Hutt, NZ Junior Club: Te Aroha Eels Position: Prop Height: 193cm Weight: 107kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 13 Tests for NZ 2009-12, Four Nations 2009-11 NRL Games: 108 (2008-12), 32 points (8 tries)

Date of Birth: June 10, 1985 Birthplace: Mackay, Qld Junior Club: Norths Devils Position: Centre/Wing Height: 188cm Weight: 97kg Previous Clubs: Cronulla (2007), Melbourne (2008-12) Rep Honours: 3 matches for Queensland 2011-12 NRL Games: 79 (2007-12), 96 points (24 tries)


JOHN PALAVI

Date of Birth: October 9, 1989 Birthplace: Levin, NZ Junior Club: Levin Lions Position: Prop Height: 188cm Weight: 112kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 2 Tests for Kiwis 2011, Four Nations 2011, NZ Maori 2010 NRL Games: 101 (2008-12), 20 points (5 tries)

Date of Birth: July 31, 1992 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Richmond Rovers Position: Loose Forward/Second Row Height: 189cm Weight: 102kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2011 NRL Games: Yet to make debut

DOMINIQUE PEYROUX

Sam Rapira (131)

Date of Birth: January 21, 1989 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Otahuhu Leopards, Mangere Hawks, Papatoetoe Panthers Position: Centre/Wing/Fullback Height: 185cm Weight: 97kg Previous Clubs: Gold Coast 2011-12 Rep Honours: Cook Islands 2009-10 NRL Games: 16 (2011-12), 12 points (3 tries)

Date of Birth: April 8, 1987 Birthplace: Hamilton, NZ Junior Club: Hukanui Position: Prop Height: 184cm Weight: 105kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 13 Tests for Kiwis 2007-11; World Cup 2008 NRL Games: 129 (2006-12), 44 points (11 tries)

Steve Rapira (169)

Jerome Ropati (108)

Date of Birth: December 17, 1988 Birthplace: Hamilton, NZ Junior Club: Hukanui Position: Prop Height: 183cm Weight: 100kg Previous Clubs: North Queensland Cowboys 2009-10 Rep Honours: Nil NRL Games: 37 (2009-12), 4 points (1 try)

Date of Birth: November 23, 1984 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Marist Saints Position: Centre Height: 176cm Weight: 96kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 11 Tests for NZ 2005-09, World Cup 2008, Tri Nations 2006, All Golds 2008 NRL Games: 138 (2003-12), 204 points (51 tries)

HARRY SIEJKA

SIO SIUA TAUKEIAHO

Date of Birth: February 3, 1992 Birthplace: Bathurst, NSW Junior Club: Bathurst Panthers Position: Halfback/Standoff Height: 177cm Weight: 85kg Previous Clubs: Penrith (2011-12) Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys 2007, 2010; New South Wales Under-20 Origin 2012 NRL Games: 4 (2011-12), 2 points (1 goal)

Date of Birth: January 3, 1992 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Otara Scorpions Position: Utility Height: 184cm Weight: 101kg Previous Clubs: Junior Kiwis 2011 Rep Honours: Nil NRL Games: Yet to make debut

Elijah Taylor (167)

CArLOS TUIMAVAVE (177)

Date of Birth: February 27, 1990 Birthplace: Hawera, NZ Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Utility Height: 182cm Weight: 102kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 3 Tests for Kiwis 2011-12, Four Nations 2011 NRL Games: 44 (2011-12), 24 points (6 tries)

Date of Birth: January 10, 1992 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Mt Wellington Warriors Position: Fullback/Standoff Height: 185cm Weight: 94kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2011-12 NRL Games: 5 (2012), 4 points (1 try)

Bill Tupou (160)

Manu Vatuvei (115)

Date of Birth: July 2, 1990 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Bay Roskill Vikings, Marist Saints Position: Wing Height: 183cm Weight: 95kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: Kiwis 2011, Four Nations 2011 NRL Games: 53 (2011-12), 64 points (16 tries)

Date of Birth: March 4, 1986 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Otara Scorpions Position: Wing Height: 189cm Weight: 106kg Previous Clubs: Nil Rep Honours: 20 Tests for NZ 2005-12, World Cup 2008, All Golds 2008, Tri Nations 2005, 2006; Four Nations 2010; NRL All Stars 2010, 2012 NRL Games: 152 (2004-12), 408 points (102 tries)

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Russell Packer (141)


NRL CLUBS

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KEY ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES BRONCOS: Anthony Griffin, Coach In: Scott Prince (Titans), David Stagg (Bulldogs). Out: Gerard Beale (Dragons), Petero Civoniceva (retired), Ben Te’o (Rabbitohs).

RAIDERS: David Furner, Coach In: Joel Edwards (Knights). Out: Bronson Harrison (Dragons).

BULLDOGS: Des Hasler, Coach In: Tony Williams (Sea Eagles). Out: Jonathan Wright (Sharks), Bryson Goodwin (Rabbitohs), David Stagg (Broncos).

ROOSTERS: Trent Robinson, Coach In: James Maloney (Vodafone Warriors), Michael Oldfield (Sea Eagles), Sonny Bill Williams (rugby union), Michael Jennings (Panthers). Out: Braith Anasta (Tigers), Mose Masoe (Panthers), Joseph ‘BJ’ Leilua (released).

COWBOYS: Neil Henry, Coach In: Rory Kostjaysn (Storm), Clint Greenshields (Catalans Dragons). Out: James Segeyaro (Panthers), Cory Paterson (Hull KR), Aaron Payne (retired).

SEA EAGLES: Geoff Toovey, Coach In: Richie Fa’aoso (Storm), Esi Tonga (Eels), Justin Horo (Eels). Out: Dean Whare (Panthers), Tony Williams (Bulldogs), Darcy Lussick (Eels), Daniel Harrison (Eels), Michael Oldfield (Roosters).

DRAGONS: Steve Price, Coach In: Gerard Beale (Broncos), Michael Henderson (Titans), Bronson Harrison (Raiders). Out: Beau Scott (Knights), Dean Young (retired), Jeremy Latimore (Panthers), Ben Hornby (retired), Josh Miller (retired). 

SHARKS: Shane Flanagan, Coach In: Michael Gordon (Panthers), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Jonathan Wright (Bulldogs), Beau Ryan (Tigers), Chris Heighington (Tigers). Out: Colin Best (retired), John Williams (retired), Josh Cordoba (retired), Jeremy Smith (Knights).

EELS: Ricky Stuart, Coach In: Darcy Lussick (Sea Eagles), Daniel Harrison (Sea Eagles). Out: Nathan Hindmarsh (retired), Luke Burt (retired), Casey McGuire (retired), Justin Poore (Wakefield), Shane Shackleton (Panthers), Esi Tonga (Sea Eagles), Justin Horo (Sea Eagles). KNIGHTS: Wayne Bennett, Coach In: Beau Scott (Dragons), David Fa’alogo (Huddesfield), Jeremy Smith (Sharks), Anthony Quinn (Storm). Out: Zeb Taia (Catalans Dragons) , Wes Naiqama (Panthers), Joel Edwards (Raiders), Evarn Tuimavave (Hull KR), Junior Sa’u (Storm). PANTHERS: Ivan Cleary, Coach In: Lewis Brown (Vodafone Warriors), Dean Whare (Sea Eagles), Sika Manu (Storm), James Segeyaro (Cowboys), Wes Naiqama (Knights), Jeremy Latimore (Dragons), Tom Humble (Wests Tigers), Shane Shackleton (Eels), Mose Masoe (Roosters). Out: Michael Gordon (Sharks), Luke Lewis (Sharks), Travis Burns (Hull KR), Harry Siejka (Vodafone Warriors), Michael Jennings (Roosters). RABBITOHS: Michael Maguire, Coach In: Jeff Lima (Wigan), Ben Te’o (Broncos), Bryson Goodwin (Bulldogs), Beau Champion (Titans). Out: Eddy Pettybourne (Tigers), Dave Taylor (Titans), Scott Geddes (retired).

STORM: Craig Bellamy, Coach In: Junior Sa’u (Knights), Junior Moors (Tigers), Brett Finch (Wigan). Out: Dane Nielsen (Vodafone Warriors), Sika Manu (Panthers), Richie Fa’aoso (Sea Eagles), Rory Kostjaysn (Cowboys), Todd Lowrie (Vodafone Warriors), Michael Greenfield (retired), Jaiman Lowe (retired), Anthony Quinn (Knights). TIGERS: Mick Potter, Coach In: Braith Anasta (Roosters), Eddy Pettybourne (Rabbitohs), Bodene Thompson (Titans). Out: Gareth Ellis (Super League), Beau Ryan (Sharks), Chris Heighington (Sharks), Junior Moors (Storm), Tom Humble (Panthers). TITANS: John Cartwright, Coach In: Dave Taylor (Rabbitohs). Out: Bodene Thompson (Tigers), Phil Graham (retired), Scott Prince (Broncos), Dominique Peyroux (Warriors), Michael Henderson (Dragons), Beau Champion (Rabbitohs). VODAFONE WARRIORS: Matt Elliott, Coach In: Thomas Leuluai (Wigan), Dane Nielsen (Storm), Todd Lowrie (Storm), Dominique Peyroux (Titans), Harry Siejka (Panthers). Out: Lewis Brown (Panthers), Micheal Luck (retired), James Maloney (Roosters), Omar Slaimankhel (Japan rugby union), Ukuma Ta’ai (Huddersfield).


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BREAK-AWAY

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Vodafone JunIor WarrIors JOHN ACKLAND coAch

DAVID BHANA CAPTAIN

Date of Birth: August 2, 1958 Appointed Position: 2010 Previous Appointments: Junior Kiwi coach 2012, Warriors NRL assistant coach 2006-09, Warriors development coach 2004-05 Playing Record: 1 Test for NZ 1983, Auckland representative, Auckland first-class cricketer Coaching Record: NYC Premiership 2010, 2011; NYC Minor Premiership 2011; NYC finals 2010-12

Date of Birth: January 10, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Northcote Tigers Position: Loose Forward Height: 183cm Weight: 96kg Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2012, NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 24 (2012), 32 points (8 tries) Secondary School: Birkenhead College

KATAMIRO ATERA

VINCe AFOA

Date of Birth: March 6, 1993 Birthplace: Lower Hutt, NZ Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Prop Height: 186cm Weight: 105kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2012 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Tangaroa College

Date of Birth: August 5, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Prop/Second Row Height: 186cm Weight: 103kg Rep Honours: NZ Secondary Schools 2011 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Otahuhu College

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SAM COOK

Date of Birth: October 25, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Papakura Sea Eagles Position: Hooker Height: 175cm Weight: 96kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 15 (2012), 24 points (6 tries) Secondary School: Sacred Heart College

Date of Birth: August 1, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Northcote Tigers Position: Halfback/Standoff Height: 180cm Weight: 89kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Westlake Boys’ High School

ESERA ESERA

RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

Date of Birth: November 8, 1995 Birthplace: Tafatafa-Falealili, Samoa Junior Club: Glenora Bears Position: Wing Height: 177cm Weight: 82kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 2012, NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Henderson High School

Date of Birth: July 26, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Second Row/Loose Forward Height: 186cm Weight: 105kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: 6 (2012), 4 points (1 try) Secondary School: Edgewater College

LAFU FEAGAIGA

sione feao

Date of Birth: March 24, 1995 Birthplace: Apia, Samoa Junior Club: Mangere East Hawks Position: Centre Height: 180cm Weight: 92kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 16s 2011 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: St Kentigern College

Date of Birth: June 17, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Second Row/Loose Forward/Centre Height: 190cm Weight: 96kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 2012; NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 14 (2012), 8 points (2 tries) Secondary School: Otahuhu College

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ALAMOTI FINAU

DAVID FUSITUA

Date of Birth: February 19, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Marist Saints Position: Wing Height: 184cm Weight: 94kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2012 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Dilworth School

Date of Birth: October 16, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Marist Saints Position: Wing Height: 192cm Weight: 96kg Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2012, NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 13 (2012), 36 points (9 tries) Secondary School: Kelston Boys’ High School

SUNIA HALA

SILIVA HAVILI

Date of Birth: June 27, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Bay Roskill Vikings Position: Hooker/Second Row Height: 177cm Weight: 90kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Onehunga High School

Date of Birth: February 18, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Otara Scorpions, Manurewa Marlins Position: Hooker Height: 175cm Weight: 99kg Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2011-12; NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 51 (2011-12), 96 points (23 tries, 2 goals) Secondary School: St Paul's College

NGATAUA HUKATAI

SOLOMONE KATA

Date of Birth: July 11, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: King’s College (rugby union) Position: Centre/Wing Height: 187cm Weight: 94kg Rep Honours: Junior Kiwis 2012; NZ Secondary Schools (rugby union) 2011 NYC Games: 24 (2012), 44 points (11 tries) Secondary School: King’s College

Date of Birth: December 3, 1994 Birthplace: Neiafu, Tonga Junior Club: Sacred Heart College (rugby union) Position: Wing Height: 177cm Weight: 97kg Rep Honours: Tonga Under-21 (rugby union) NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Sacred Heart College

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TAMA KOOPU

Date of Birth: June 20, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Mangere East Hawks Position: Fullback Height: 180cm Weight: 87kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Aorere College

Date of Birth: May 22, 1993 Birthplace: Huntly, NZ Junior Club: Taniwharau Position: Prop Height: 185cm Weight: 103kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga

NGANI LAUMAPE

STEDMAN LEFAU

Date of Birth: April 22, 1993 Birthplace: Palmerston North, NZ Junior Club: Feilding Falcons Position: Centre/Wing Height: 178cm Weight: 97kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011; NZ Secondary Schools (rugby union and rugby league) 2011 NYC Games: 20 (2012), 64 points (16 tries) Secondary School: Palmerston North Boys’ High School

Date of Birth: October 14, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards, Mangere East Hawks Position: Second Row/Loose Forward Height: 183cm Weight: 94kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Aorere College

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METIA LISATI

Date of Birth: February 2, 1994 Birthplace: Apia, Samoa Junior Clubs: Marist Saints Position: Halfback Height: 176cm Weight: 84kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: 23 (2012), 144 points (2 tries, 66 goals) Secondary School: Avondale College

Date of Birth: April 5, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Bay Roskill Vikings Position: Fullback Height: 184cm Weight: 92kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Mount Roskill Grammar School

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Date of Birth: February 19, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Prop/Second Row Height: 184cm Weight: 102kg Rep Honours: New Zealand Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Tangaroa College

Date of Birth: January 23, 1995 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Marist Saints Position: Halfback/Standoff/Fullback Height: 177cm Weight: 89kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2012, NZ Residents 16s 2011 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Kelston Boys’ High School

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EKO MALU

Date of Birth: July 4, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Centre/Wing Height: 180cm Weight: 89kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011; NZ Secondary Schools 2011 NYC Games: 21 (2011-12), 48 points (12 tries) Secondary School: Otahuhu College

Date of Birth: April 5, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Mangere East Hawks Position: Halfback/Standoff/Hooker Height: 175cm Weight: 85kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 27 (2011-12), 16 points (4 tries) Secondary School: Aorere College

SHAWN MARSTERS

KEN MAUMALO

Date of Birth: May 17, 1993 Birthplace: Sydney, Australia Junior Club: Manukau Rovers, Howick Hornets Position: Second Row/Prop Height: 185cm Weight: 108kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Auckland Seventh-Day Adventist High School

Date of Birth: July 16, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Papatoetoe Panthers Position: Centre/Wing Height: 191cm Weight: 105kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2012 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Southern Cross Campus

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ABRAHAM PAPALII

Date of Birth: February 27, 1994 Birthplace: Rarotonga, Cook Islands Junior Club: Otahuhu Leopards Position: Prop Height: 191cm Weight: 100kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: One Tree Hill College

Date of Birth: June 6, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Massey High School (rugby union) Position: Prop/Second Row Height: 189cm Weight: 114kg Rep Honours: North Harbour Under-20 (rugby union) NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Massey High School

KURT ROBINSON

KOUMA SAMSON

Date of Birth: May 7, 1994 Birthplace: Lower Hutt, NZ Junior Club: Petone Panthers Position: Hooker Height: 169cm Weight: 84kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Hutt Valley High School

Date of Birth: March 1, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Glenora Bears Position: Second Row/Loose Forward Height: 185cm Weight: 95kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: 2 (2012), 0 points Secondary School: Green Bay High School

VISESIO SETEFANO

MICHAEL SIO

Date of Birth: January 1, 1993 Birthplace: Vaiola, Tonga Junior Clubs: Pukekohe Pythons, Manurewa Marlins Position: Prop Height: 188cm Weight: 108kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 6 (2011-12), 4 points (1 try) Secondary School: Pukekohe High School

Date of Birth: May 16, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Marist Saints Position: Loose Forward/Hooker Height: 179cm Weight: 94kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011 NYC Games: 4 (2012), 0 points Secondary School: St Paul’s College

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TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

braxton stanley

Date of Birth: January 5, 1995 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Richmond Rovers Position: Prop/Second Row Height: 185cm Weight: 107kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: St Paul’s College

Date of Birth: May 22, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Auckland Grammar School (rugby union) Position: Centre Height: 183cm Weight: 101kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2012 NYC Games: 5 (2012), 10 (2 tries, 1 goal) Secondary School: Auckland Grammar School

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ADAM tuimavave-GERRARD

Date of Birth: August 1, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Clubs: Northcote Tigers Position: Prop Height: 179cm Weight: 102kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2011-12 NYC Games: 7 (2012), 4 points (1 try) Secondary School: Rosmini College

Date of Birth: September 27, 1994 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Marist Saints Position: Utility Height: 185cm Weight: 92kg Rep Honours: NZ Residents 18s 2012 NYC Games: 10 (2012), 4 points (1 try) Secondary School: Lynfield College

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Date of Birth: January 24, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: St Kentigern College (rugby union) Position: Prop Height: 188cm Weight: 110kg Rep Honours: NZ Barbarians (rugby union) NYC Games: 17 (2012), 20 points (5 tries) Secondary School: St Kentigern College

Date of Birth: December 7, 1993 Birthplace: Auckland, NZ Junior Club: Mt Wellington Warriors Position: Second Row/Prop Height: 185cm Weight: 94kg Rep Honours: Nil NYC Games: Yet to make debut Secondary School: Sacred Heart College

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VODAFONE WARRIORS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – Pizzey Park, Burleigh Heads

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9 – Paparoa Park, Howick

Gold Coast Titans 42

Vodafone Junior Warriors 40

Vodafone Warriors 24

Howick Hornets 22

Halftime: 18-6 Titans. Referees: Gavin Badger & Clayton Sharpe. Crowd: 7000.

Halftime: 16-10 Vodafone Junior Warriors

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 – Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16 – Waikato Stadium, Hamilton

Penrith Panthers 32

Vodafone Junior Warriors 50

Vodafone Warriors 18

Waicoa Bay Selection 12

Halftime: 22-4 Panthers. Referees: Henry Perenara & Chris James. Crowd: 12,000.

Halftime: 22-6 Vodafone Junior Warriors

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY, 17 – Cornwall Park, Auckland

Vodafone Warriors 16

Vodafone Junior Warriors 34

Brisbane Broncos 10

Glenora Bears 22

Halftime: 2-0 Vodafone Warriors. Referees: Ashley Klein & Phil Haines. Crowd: 15,345.

Halftime: 24-6 Vodafone Junior Warriors

Mark O'Dare 2, Anthony Don 2, Steve Michaels, Beau Falloon, Jordan Rankin tries; Beau Henry 4 conversions; Jordan Rankin 3 conversions. Pita Godinet, David Fusitua, Konrad Hurrell, Ngani Laumape, Atelea Nafetalai tries; Harry Siejka conversion; Pita Godinet conversion.

Lewis Brown 2, Josh Mansour, David Simmons, Lachlan Coote, Geoff Daniela tries; Luke Walsh 2 conversions; Wes Naiqama conversion; Blake Austin conversion. Manu Vatuvei, Ngani Laumape, Kevin Locke, Glen Fisiiahi tries; Shaun Johnson conversion.

Manu Vatuvei, Glen Fisiiahi, Todd Lowrie tries; Pita Godinet conversion; Shaun Johnson penalty. Lachlan Maranta, Justin Hodges tries; Scott Prince conversion.

Esera Esera 3, Tuimoala Lolohea 2, Abraham Papalii, Ken Maumalo, Toafofoa Sipley tries; Carlos Hotene 2 conversions.

Viliami Lolohea 2, Tuimoala Lolohea 2, Abraham Papalii 2, Kurt Robinson, Eko Malu, Albert Vete tries; Solomone Kata 4 conversions; Mason Lio 3 conversions. Aaron Jolley, Moses Tuivoavoa tries; Aaron Jolley conversion,Josh Weeden conversion.

Ken Maumalo 3, Charlton Brown, Visesio Setefano, Viliami Kaveinga tries; Phoenix Paeu 3 conversions, Braxton Edmonds 2 conversions.

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NRL &  NYC TRIALS


2013 Vodafone JunIor WarrIors

Back Row: James Taylor, Michael Sio, Viliami Lolohea, Sam Cook, Braxton Stanley, Sam Lisone, Kouma Samson, Alamoti Finau, Viliami Kaveinga, Katamiro Atera, Lafu Feagaiga, Siliva Havili.

Middle Row: Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, Toafofoa Sipley, Sione Feao, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, David Fusitua, Ken Maumalo, Eric Newbigging, Albert Vete, Metia Lisati, Vincent Afoa, Tama Koopu.

Front Row: Ngataua Hukatai, Sunia Hala, Trent Bishop, Eko Malu, Ngani Laumape, David Bhana (captain), John Ackland (head coach), Tuimoala Lolohea, Solomone Kata, Mason Lino, Kurt Robinson, Esera Esera.


2013 NRL and NYC Draw

Home

Away

Home Away

ROUND 1

Roosters Broncos Eels Bulldogs Panthers Storm Sharks Knights

v v v v v v v v

Rabbitohs Sea Eagles Warriors Cowboys Raiders Dragons Titans Wests Tigers

ROUND 8

Broncos Bulldogs Storm Eels Warriors Knights Roosters Dragons

v v v v v v v v

Rabbitohs Wests Tigers Raiders Cowboys Titans Sharks Panthers Sea Eagles

ROUND 2

Eels Dragons Cowboys Warriors Titans Wests Tigers Sea Eagles Rabbitohs

v v v v v v v v

Bulldogs Broncos Storm Roosters Raiders Panthers Knights Sharks

round 9

Rabbitohs Wests Tigers Warriors Eels Raiders Titans Panthers Sea Eagles

v v v v v v v v

Cowboys Sharks Bulldogs Broncos Knights Dragons Storm Roosters

round 3

Storm Wests Tigers Titans Roosters Sharks Panthers Raiders Knights

v v v v v v v v

Bulldogs Eels Sea Eagles Broncos Warriors Rabbitohs Dragons Cowboys

ROUND 10

Broncos Rabbitohs Dragons Panthers Cowboys Sharks Knights Storm

v v v v v v v v

Titans Wests Tigers Eels Warriors Roosters Raiders Bulldogs Sea Eagles

ROUND 4

Sea Eagles Bulldogs Broncos Sharks Panthers Knights Warriors Roosters

v v v v v v v v

Wests Tigers Rabbitohs Storm Dragons Titans Raiders Cowboys Eels

round 11

Wests Tigers Bulldogs Dragons Roosters Warriors Sea Eagles Eels Sharks

v v v v v v v v

Cowboys Broncos Panthers Storm Knights Raiders Titans Rabbitohs

ROUND 5

Bulldogs Titans Eels Cowboys Dragons Warriors Raiders Storm

v v v v v v v v

Sea Eagles Broncos Sharks Panthers Knights Rabbitohs Roosters Wests Tigers

ROUND 12

Bulldogs Rabbitohs Titans Broncos

v v v v

Dragons Knights Cowboys Warriors

Broncos Roosters Knights Raiders Rabbitohs Sea Eagles Wests Tigers Titans

v v v v v v v v

Cowboys Bulldogs Panthers Warriors Storm Sharks Dragons Eels

Eels Knights Cowboys Warriors Panthers Storm Raiders

v v v v v v v

Roosters Dragons Bulldogs Sea Eagles Wests Tigers Sharks Broncos

round 14

Roosters Storm Sea Eagles Cowboys Wests Tigers Titans Sharks Panthers

v v v v v v v v

Dragons Warriors Rabbitohs Raiders Broncos Knights Bulldogs Eels

Dragons Sea Eagles Raiders Sharks Rabbitohs Storm Roosters Broncos

v v v v v v v v

Cowboys Bulldogs Panthers Eels Titans Knights Warriors Wests Tigers

ROUND 15

Bulldogs Wests Tigers Eels Titans

v v v v

Roosters Raiders Rabbitohs Storm

MARCH 7-11

MARCH 14-18

MARCH 21-25

MARCH 28APRIL 1 Easter Weekend

APRIL 5-8

New Zealand and Australia Daylight Saving ends April 7

ROUND 6

APRIL 12-14

round 7

APRIL 25-29 Anzac Day April 25

MAY 3-6

MAY 10-13

MAY 17-20

MAY 24-27

MAY 31-June 3

Byes: Roosters, Eels, Panthers, Storm, Sharks, Tigers, Sea Eagles, Raiders

ROUND 13 JUNE 7-10

Byes: Titans, Rabbitohs

JUNE 14-17

JUNE 21-24

Byes: Broncos, Panthers, Sharks, Knights, Dragons, Cowboys, Warriors, Sea Eagles


w

Home

ROUND 16

JUNE 28-JULY 1

Byes: Eels, Bulldogs

ROUND 17 JULY 5-8

round 18 JULY 12-15

Away

Rabbitohs Wests Tigers Panthers Knights Warriors Cowboys Roosters

v v v v v v v

Raiders Storm Dragons Titans Broncos Sharks Sea Eagles

Storm Sharks Dragons Titans Raiders Bulldogs Rabbitohs Sea Eagles

v v v v v v v v

Broncos Wests Tigers Roosters Panthers Cowboys Knights Warriors Eels

Broncos Eels Bulldogs Cowboys

v v v v

Sharks Panthers Storm Sea Eagles

Home Away

ROUND 23

Dragons Warriors Knights Broncos Rabbitohs Cowboys Raiders Wests Tigers

v v v v v v v v

Sharks Panthers Storm Eels Sea Eagles Titans Bulldogs Roosters

round 24

Storm Cowboys Panthers Rabbitohs Titans Dragons Raiders Sharks

v v v v v v v v

Eels Knights Broncos Bulldogs Warriors Wests Tigers Sea Eagles Roosters

ROUND 25

Warriors Bulldogs Broncos Wests Tigers Roosters Sea Eagles Sharks Eels

v v v v v v v v

Raiders Panthers Knights Rabbitohs Titans Storm Cowboys Dragons

round 26

Cowboys Broncos Rabbitohs Raiders Dragons Sea Eagles Knights Storm

v v v v v v v v

Wests Tigers Bulldogs Roosters Sharks Warriors Panthers Eels Titans

AUGUST 16-19

AUGUST 23-26

AUGUST 30SEPTEMBER 2

Byes: Roosters, Knights, Dragons, Warriors, Titans, Tigers, Rabbitohs, Raiders

ROUND 19 JULY 19-22

Byes: Broncos, Bulldogs, Storm, Cowboys

round 20 JULY 26-29

ROUND 21 AUGUST 2-5

round 22 AUGUST 9-12

Wests Tigers Raiders Roosters Panthers Sea Eagles Rabbitohs

v v v v v v

Warriors Eels Sharks Knights Titans Dragons

Cowboys Bulldogs Dragons Titans Warriors Sharks Knights Wests Tigers

v v v v v v v v

Broncos Eels Raiders Rabbitohs Storm Panthers Roosters Sea Eagles

Warriors Raiders Knights Dragons Panthers Eels Titans Cowboys

v v v v v v v v

Sharks Storm Broncos Bulldogs Roosters Sea Eagles Wests Tigers Rabbitohs

Storm Sea Eagles Broncos Eels Roosters Sharks Panthers Bulldogs

v v v v v v v v

Rabbitohs Warriors Dragons Wests Tigers Raiders Knights Cowboys Titans

SEPTEMBER 5-7

FiNAL SERiES - NRL PLAYOFFS WEEK one September 13-15 – QUALIFYING FINALS v Game #1 Game #2 v Game #3 v Game #4 v WEEK TWO September 20-21 – SEMI FINALS Game #1 v Game #2 v WEEK THREE September 27-28 – PRELIMINARY FINALS Game #1 v Game #2 v

NRL GRAND FINAL grand final SUNDAY OCTOBER 6 v


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CLUB RECORDS BIGGEST HOME CROWDS

Most Tries in a Season

Most Goals in a Match

38,412 v Parramatta, Eden Park, 2011

23

12 Ivan Cleary v Northern Eagles, Ericsson Stadium, 2002

37,502 v Manly, Eden Park, 2012

Francis Meli (27 games), 2003

Most Career Tries for Club

32,174 v Illawarra, Ericsson Stadium, 1995

102 Manu Vatuvei (152 games), 2004-2012

Most first-grade appearances 261 Stacey Jones, 1995-2005, 2009

Most GAMES AS HEAD COACH 154 Ivan Cleary, 2006-2011

Most WINS AS HEAD COACH

Most Points in a Season

674 Stacey Jones (261 games, 77 tries, 176 goals, 14 field goals), 1995-2005, 2009

242 Ivan Cleary (26 games, 8 tries, 105 goals), 2002

Biggest Winning Margin

Most Points in a Match

66 v South Sydney, Telstra Stadium, 2006

28 Gene Ngamu (3 tries, 8 goals) v North Queensland, Ericsson Stadium, 1996

77 Ivan Cleary, 2006-2011

Most Games as Captain

28 Ivan Cleary (1 try, 12 goals) v Northern Eagles, Ericsson Stadium, 2002

91 Steve Price, 2005-2009

Most Tries in a Match

28 James Maloney (3 tries, 8 goals) v Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium, 2010

5 Francis Meli v Bulldogs, Sydney Showground, 2003

Most Points for the Club

James Maloney

Biggest Losing Margin 54 0-54 v St George Illawarra, WIN Stadium, 2000

Longest Winning Streak 8 Round 7-Round 14, 2002

Longest Home Winning Streak 7

July 12, 2008-March 14, 2009

Longest Losing Streak

Lance Hohaia

8 Rounds 19-26, 2012

Francis Meli

Eden Park, 2011

Steve Price


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