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

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.

Highlights: Warriors bounce back with win over Dragons

by , 1 May 2016 Video

An under-strength Warriors line-up have turned around a sorry week for the NRL club with a morale-boosting 26-10 upset over St George Illawarra in Auckland.

New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons highlights: Warriors by 16

New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons highlights: Warriors by 16

by , 1 May 2016 Popular article!

Match Results: The New Zealand Warriors have broken a long-standing hoodoo and bounced back from a treacherous week off the field to take a 16 point victory over the hapless St George Illawarra Dragons at Mt Smart Stadium.

Warriors drop six players as season lurches to further crisis

Warriors drop six players as season lurches to further crisis

by , 29 Apr 2016

The New Zealand Warriors’ season from hell has hit a new low, with coach Andrew McFadden standing down six players “for failing to meet team standards” following the team’s 42-0 thrashing in Melbourne on Anzac Day.

Can the Warriors salvage 2016?

Can the Warriors salvage 2016?

by , 29 Apr 2016

I thank God I’m not a Warriors fan. While many supporters approach a new season with optimism only to see it slowly, or suddenly, fade away, Warriors fans experience something else entirely.

The chopping block: Tigers and Warriors edition

The chopping block: Tigers and Warriors edition

by , 26 Apr 2016

The Tigers and Warriors both copped a spanking on the weekend, to the Raiders and Storm respectively, meaning this week it’s time to shape up or shake hands with the NSW Cup coach for a host of players from both sides.

Highlights: Storm blow Warriors away 42-0

by , 25 Apr 2016

Melbourne’s stuttering attack turned full throttle as they blew the Warriors off the park 42-0 in their Anzac Day blockbuster.

Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors highlights: Storm smash Warriors 42-0

Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors highlights: Storm smash Warriors 42-0

by , 25 Apr 2016 Popular article!

Match Results: The Melbourne Storm have recorded an absolutely comprehensive victory over the New Zealand Warriors at AAMI Park, holding them scoreless and running up eight tries.


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