New Zealand Warriors

New Zealand WarriorsHaving joined the Australian Rugby League in 1995, the New Zealand Warriors experienced financial re-invention in 2000 to finally help the club become a force in the NRL. Since 2000, the Warriors won a Minor Premiership in 2002 but lost the Grand Final to the Sydney Roosters in the same season. New Zealand became the first NRL side in Premiership history under the McIntyre system to beat the Minor Premiers from eighth position, doing so in the first week of the 2008 finals series.

In 2015 the Warriors started the season strongly, however an injury to Shaun Johnson saw the club stumble to finish in 13th place, losing their last eight games of the season.

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New Zealand Warriors Articles

Konrad Hurrell released by New Zealand Warriors

Konrad Hurrell released by New Zealand Warriors

by , 25 May 2016

The New Zealand Warriors have released 24-year-old centre Konrad Hurrell.

Highlights: Raiders in the eight with big win over Warriors

by , 21 May 2016

The New Zealand Warriors’ abysmal defence has allowed the Canberra Raiders to run away with a massive 26-point win at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth during Round 11 of the NRL season.

New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders highlights: Raiders win 38-12

New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders highlights: Raiders win 38-12

by , 21 May 2016 Popular article!

Match result: The Canberra Raiders are in the top eight after a 26-point win over the Warriors in what was a poor defensive effort from the New Zealand side.

Panthers prevail after shaky start in the shaky isles

Panthers prevail after shaky start in the shaky isles

by , 15 May 2016

As has been in the case so far in 2016, the 71st minute ticked over and a Panthers game was in the balance, this time on a blustery Saturday evening at a packed AMI Stadium.

Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors highlights: Panthers run away with win

Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors highlights: Panthers run away with win

by , 14 May 2016

Match Results: The Penrith Panthers have recorded a four-point victory over the New Zealand Warriors in very tough conditions at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, running away during the second half.

Panthers, Warriors looking for back-to-back wins in Christchurch

Panthers, Warriors looking for back-to-back wins in Christchurch

by , 14 May 2016

Pepper Stadium continues to be all but a blur as the Panthers switch another home game this time across the Tasman to Christchurch, who will host the New Zealand Warriors for the first time since 2010, in front of an expected sell-out crowd of 18,000 fans at AMI Stadium.

Kiwis put drugs drama behind them

by , 12 May 2016

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney should be acknowledged for his hardline stance on misuse of prescription drug use in his squad, according to prop Sam Moa, as the Kiwis move to finally put the long-running saga behind them.

Manu Vatuvei granted medical leave by Warriors

by , 4 May 2016

Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei has been granted leave on medical grounds as the fallout from the NRL club’s prescription drug scandal continues.

Warriors silent on drug claims

by , 2 May 2016

Warriors NRL boss Jim Doyle won’t be drawn on reports that five of the six players banned from first grade and Test rugby league have admitted to mixing prescription drugs with energy drinks.

Warriors’ international ban an overreach

Warriors’ international ban an overreach

by , 2 May 2016

As we all know, six Warriors players were late to a team meeting last week, and consequently made unavailable for selection against the Dragons.


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