New Zealand Warriors

New Zealand WarriorsHaving joined the Australian Rugby League in 1995, the New Zealand Warriors struggled initially before enjoying regular finals appearances in the 2000s. The Warriors have made the Grand Final twice, in 2002 and 2011, but have come away empty-handed on both occasions.

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The Warriors endured a rough campaign in 2017. They were still in touch with the top eight in late June, despite only winning seven of their first 15 matches, but a nine-game losing streak to close out the season saw them finish the season well off the pack.

Senior coach: Stephen Kearney
Captain: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2017 finish: 13th
Premierships: none

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2018 Team List
Bunty Afoa, Blake Ayshford, Gerard Beale, James Bell, Adam Blair, Manaia Cherrington, Sam Cook, David Fusitu’a James Gavet, Blake Green, Tohu Harris, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Peta Hiku, Ata Hingano, Shaun Johnson, Solomone Kata, Matiu Love-Henry, Mason Lino, Sam Lisone, Isaac Luke, Simon Mannering, Ken Maumalo, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Agnatius Paasi, Isaiah Papali’i, Junior Pauga, Hayze Perham, Leivaha Pulu, Nathaniel Roache, Zac Santo, Ligi Sao, Tevita Satae, Patrick Sipley, Lewis Soosemea, Jazz Tevaga, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Albert Vete, Joseph Vuna, King Vuniyawa

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

New Zealand Warriors Articles

For rugby league to grow, the Warriors have got to go

For rugby league to grow, the Warriors have got to go

by , 29 Dec 2017

Yes, you read that right: the Warriors should be kicked out of the NRL.

What’s doing with the Warriors?

What’s doing with the Warriors?

by , 23 Dec 2017

The Auckland Warriors came into the competition with high hopes and expectations. The club has failed miserably and consistently since its inception.

Once were Warriors: What’s wrong in Auckland?

Once were Warriors: What’s wrong in Auckland?

by , 13 Oct 2017

Another year has passed, and another blemish on the NRL that is the New Zealand Warriors.

New Zealand Warriors 2017 season review

New Zealand Warriors 2017 season review

by , 1 Oct 2017

The Warriors entered 2017 with optimism, on the back of key signings Kieran Foran and new head coach Stephen Kearney. Once again, on paper, this side looked like a top-eight roster, however like the previous five seasons they flattered to deceive, finishing in 13th place.

Terrific Tigers claim impressive win over Warriors

Terrific Tigers claim impressive win over Warriors

by , 3 Sep 2017

The Wests Tigers have finished the season on a high, after downing the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval this evening.

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

Wests Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

by , 3 Sep 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: The Wests Tigers have finished the season on a high, after downing the New Zealand Warriors at Leichhardt Oval this evening.

Warriors statistics paint an insightful picture

Warriors statistics paint an insightful picture

by , 28 Aug 2017 Video

2017 New Zealand Warriors’ picture promised plenty of light but has instead painted a darkened portrait.

DCE field goal keeps Manly in the finals race

DCE field goal keeps Manly in the finals race

by , 27 Aug 2017 Video

Daly Cherry-Evans landed the winning field goal for Manly and the Sea Eagles can now make the finals with a draw or a win after the most dramatic of circumstances here, beating the Warriors 22-21.

New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles Highlights: NRL live scores, blog

New Zealand Warriors vs Manly Sea Eagles Highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 27 Aug 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: Cherry-Evans lands the winning field goal for Manly and the Sea Eagles secure their place in the finals in the most dramatic of circumstances here, beating the Warriors 22-21.

Excuse me, would you like to buy the Warriors?

Excuse me, would you like to buy the Warriors?

by , 20 Aug 2017 Video

If you’re in the market for a pet project with mood instability and a generous holiday package, then the Warriors are for you!


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