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 2014 the Warriors just missed out on a finals berth finishing the regular season in ninth place. Despite ending the season on the same amount of total points (28) as the Brisbane Broncos the New Zealand-based side missed out due to a less favourable points differential.

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New Zealand Warriors Articles

Warriors thrash Titans in NRL trial

by , 13 Feb 2016

Second-rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner grabbed a hat-trick of tries as the Warriors cruised to a 40-18 win over the Gold Coast Titans in an NRL trial in Whangarei.

2016 NRL preview series: New Zealand Warriors

2016 NRL preview series: New Zealand Warriors

by , 11 Feb 2016

Our first three teams in The Roar‘s 2016 NRL preview series were all teams that finished towards the bottom of the table in 2015.

NRL contenders and pretenders: Part 1

NRL contenders and pretenders: Part 1

by , 11 Feb 2016

Pre-season is a magical time of year in the land of rugby league. The boys are training the house down and everyone is looking fitter, faster and stronger.

Warrior Hurrell to change running style

by , 8 Feb 2016

Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell has admitted he risks a lengthy ban unless he changes his running style after yet another kneeing incident at the NRL Auckland Nines.

HIGHLIGHTS: Eels take out NRL Auckland Nines

by , 7 Feb 2016

Parramatta have spoiled the Warriors’ party to take out the Auckland Nines but have put their champagne on ice as they focus on breaking their NRL top-eight drought.

Hurrell escapes suspension for kneeing

by , 6 Feb 2016

Warriors wrecking ball Konrad Hurrell has escaped sanction for an incident in which he appeared to knee Manly prop Jake Trbojevic in the head at the NRL Auckland Nines on Saturday.

Shaun Johnson to make Warriors return at Nines

by , 29 Jan 2016 Video

Shaun Johnson will make his comeback from injury at the NRL Nines tournament in Auckland while the Warriors will also field star signing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck for the first time.

New Zealand Warriors 2016 NRL season preview

New Zealand Warriors 2016 NRL season preview

by , 18 Jan 2016 Video

Following bad finish to 2016, the Warriors are out to qualify for the finals for the first time since 2011, with a strong recruitment drive seeing them installed as one of the favourites to win the competition.

Best recruitment in club history has all eyes on Warriors

Best recruitment in club history has all eyes on Warriors

by , 2 Jan 2016

Despite playing in two grand finals in their 20-year history, the New Zealand Warriors are the epitome of underachievement to most NRL fans.

Nathan Friend’s backflip try assist voted NRL’s ‘headline moment’ of 2015

Nathan Friend’s backflip try assist voted NRL’s ‘headline moment’ of 2015

by , 29 Sep 2015 Video

Scandals off the field have dominated headlines in 2015, but Nathan Friend’s remarkable try assist in Round 18 was a welcome distraction and provided a viral moment to savour.


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