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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 however became the first NRL side in Premiership history under the McIntyre system, to beat the Minor Premiers from eighth position in the first week of the 2008 finals series.

New Zealand Warriors Articles

Push grows for second New Zealand NRL team

by , 23 Nov 2014

A bid for a second New Zealand NRL team based in Wellington has been launched with the aim of entering the competition in the 2018 season. On the back of New Zealand’s Four Nations triumph and earlier Tri-Nations and World Cup successes, a consortium of Australian and Kiwi investors believes the time is right for […]

Top 10 NRL off-season moves

by , 16 Oct 2014

Although the premiership party remains in full swing in Redfern, much of the NRL’s attention has swiftly turned to 2015 and beyond. Every club has dipped into the transfer market, some far more than others. Teams such as the Sharks, Titans and Tigers have recruited in decent numbers, reflecting their need to overhaul their rosters […]

Mastermind season review: New Zealand Warriors

Mastermind season review: New Zealand Warriors

by , 27 Sep 2014

Despite the acquisition of one of the Super League’s biggest names in Sam Tomkins, 2014 turned out to be yet another disappointing year for the New Zealand Warriors. The pressure was on Matthew Elliott and his talented playing list to deliver this season, but their campaign went on the back foot the moment they lost […]

I coulda been a contender! The coulda beens of 2014

I coulda been a contender! The coulda beens of 2014

by , 10 Sep 2014

The regular season is over, and as we head into one of the most exciting finals series in recent memory eight teams and their fans are drowning their sorrows with tap beer and odd clothing. It would be too harsh to say that they failed, as I’m sure not all teams start a year with […]

What is wrong with the Warriors?

What is wrong with the Warriors?

by , 9 Sep 2014

Another year gone, the same outcome for the Warriors and their fans. Let’s recap season 2014 from the New Zealand Warriors. It was a poor start followed by an improved run of form during Origin, followed by four to six weeks of games where they look like the best team in the NRL and may […]

McFadden frustrated by Warriors flop

by , 8 Sep 2014

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden failed to hide his frustration after his talented, but under-achieving side missed out on a gilt-edged opportunity to make the NRL finals. With Brisbane losing to Melbourne on Friday and Parramatta going down to Canberra on Saturday, the Warriors’ destiny was in their own hands against Penrith on Sunday night. The […]

[VIDEO] Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL highlights, scores, blog

[VIDEO] Penrith Panthers vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL highlights, scores, blog

by , 7 Sep 2014 Popular article!

The last regular season game for 2014 will see the Penrith Panthers host the New Zealand Warriors at Sporting Bet Stadium. Join The Roar for lives scores and commentary from 6:25pm AEST. The Warriors will hoping to lock down the final spot in the top eight with a strong away victory against the Panthers, while […]

Win was all Warriors wanted: Mannering

by , 1 Sep 2014

Warriors skipper Simon Mannering steered clear of the maths as he led his team to a 42-0 whitewash against the Gold Coast Titans in Auckland. After two defeats in a row, the Warriors had begun the weekend in 10th place, two points below the top eight. Their seven-try victory over Gold Coast still left them […]

New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog

by , 31 Aug 2014

The New Zealand Warriors put their slim finals hopes on the line as they do battle with a Gold Coast Titans side playing for pride. Join The Roar from 2:00pm AEST today for live coverage of this Round 25 fixture. Under coach Andrew McFadden the Warriors have combined their creative flair with intelligent structure, but […]

Warrior Peyroux back to face former club Titans

by , 27 Aug 2014

Dominique Peyroux will make his comeback to the NRL against his former club in one of two changes to the Warriors’ starting side to face Gold Coast in Auckland. He comes at centre in a reshuffled backline, replacing winger David Fusitua, who was forced off early with a shoulder injury in the 46-12 defeat to […]

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