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 never really got going in 2016. An almost complete inability to win away from home saw them finish in 10th place with a record of 10-14, missing the finals for the fifth consecutive season. That saw coach Andrew McFadden replaced by former Kiwi international Stephen Kearney.

Senior coach: Stephen Kearney
Captain: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2016 finish: 10th
Premierships: none

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2017 Team List
Matthew Allwood, Blake Ayshford, Kieran Foran, David Fusitu’a, James Gavet, Charlie Gubb, Ata Hingano, Ryan Hoffman, Shaun Johnson, Solomone Kata, Jacob Lillyman, Mason Lino, Sam Lisone, Tuimoala Lolohea, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, Ben Matulino, Ken Maumalo, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Nathaniel Roache, Ligi Sao, Toafofoa Sipley, Jazz Tevaga, Bodene Thompson, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Manu Vatuvei, Albert Vete

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Last updated: 10 March, 2017

New Zealand Warriors Articles

The New Zealand Warriors are rugby league’s great imposters

The New Zealand Warriors are rugby league’s great imposters

by , 25 May 2017

The only positive for following the NRL’s so-called ‘professional’ side would be planning overseas trips in late August, knowing the New Zealand Warriors’ season would be done.

Time for the Warriors to put on their big-boy pants

Time for the Warriors to put on their big-boy pants

by , 23 May 2017

I tried selling my Warriors jersey on-line, without luck. So I re-listed it with the ‘caution, flammable material’ label on the outside. It sold within minutes.

The Warriors now face the greatest demon of all: Supporter apathy

The Warriors now face the greatest demon of all: Supporter apathy

by , 22 May 2017

As a Warriors supporter, there is a mood in the air that I have never experienced in 20 years. Or should I say, lack of mood – apathy is the only word to describe it.

Warriors concede rugby league ‘isn’t working for them’

Warriors concede rugby league ‘isn’t working for them’

by , 20 May 2017

The New Zealand Warriors have conceded that starting a rugby league team was a “poor business decision” and that the game “probably isn’t their thing.”

New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons highlights: NRL live scores, blog

New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 19 May 2017

Just when you thought the New Zealand Warriors couldn’t be any more inconsistent, last week happened. Who knows what we’ll get when they host an understrength St George Illawarra Dragons in Waikato. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 6pm (AEST).

Contenders to pretenders: The Warriors, Panthers, and Raiders assessed

Contenders to pretenders: The Warriors, Panthers, and Raiders assessed

by , 18 May 2017

Last weekend marked the first big milestone of the NRL season. By the end of Round 10, it is a 65 per cent chance that the season’s eventual premier is already in the top four.

NRL Round 11 predictions (Part 1): Dragons to prevail over Warriors

NRL Round 11 predictions (Part 1): Dragons to prevail over Warriors

by , 18 May 2017

If Round 10 of the season taught us anything, it was that no lead is safe.

New Zealand rugby league is in a slump

New Zealand rugby league is in a slump

by , 16 May 2017

If you speak to Australian rugby union fans, the general consensus seems to be that the sport is in trouble.

Panthers go from zero to hero in big comeback win

Panthers go from zero to hero in big comeback win

by , 13 May 2017

Penrith have scored five unanswered second half tries to snatch a remarkable comeback victory over the New Zealand Warriors at Pepper Stadium.

Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors highlights: NRL live scores, blog

by , 13 May 2017

Match result: Penrith have scored five unanswered second half tries to snatch a remarkable comeback victory over the New Zealand Warriors at Pepper Stadium.


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