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.

The recruitment of Isaac Luke and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck had the Warriors well placed to challenge for the title in 2016. Ultimately, they performed below expectations and failed to make the finals. Head coach Andrew McFadden was removed from the role with Stephen Kearney named as the club’s new coach for the 2017 season.

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New Zealand Warriors Articles

Looking into the crystal ball for the Warriors’ 2017 season

Looking into the crystal ball for the Warriors’ 2017 season

by , 21 Nov 2016

With the Four Nations drawing to its conclusion, many a supporter’s focus will begin to drift towards the upcoming 2017 NRL season with dreams of it finally being the Warriors’ year.

Warriors sign Kieran Foran on a one-year deal

Warriors sign Kieran Foran on a one-year deal

by , 22 Sep 2016

After months of speculation, the New Zealand Warriors have announced the signing of wayward star Kieran Foran on a one-year deal.

McFadden admits the New Zealand Warriors must change

by , 14 Sep 2016

Demoted Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has acknowledged a change had to be made at the NRL club after yet another failed finals tilt.

Woeful Warriors have no place in the NRL

Woeful Warriors have no place in the NRL

by , 14 Sep 2016 Popular article!

Pro-rata to population, New Zealand must be the best sporting nation on the planet.

Warriors announce major shake-up, appointing two World Cup-winning coaches

Warriors announce major shake-up, appointing two World Cup-winning coaches

by , 12 Sep 2016

The New Zealand Warriors have announced not one, but two World Cup-winning coaches are to join the club, with Stephen Kearney appointed head coach on a three-year deal, while Sir Graham Henry is also coming on board.

Turmoil at the Warriors: Andrew McFadden reportedly set to be sacked

Turmoil at the Warriors: Andrew McFadden reportedly set to be sacked

by , 12 Sep 2016

The New Zealand Warriors are seemingly on the verge on undergoing a major shake-up in the coming days, with reports surfacing claiming coach Andrew McFadden is about to be replaced.

Home, sweet home: Foran to sign new NRL deal?

Home, sweet home: Foran to sign new NRL deal?

by , 12 Sep 2016

Former Manly and Parramatta star Kieran Foran is reportedly on the verge of signing a new NRL contract which would see him return home to New Zealand and play with the Warriors.

What gives with Robbie Farah and the Warriors’ attitude?

What gives with Robbie Farah and the Warriors’ attitude?

by , 5 Sep 2016

If departing Tiger Robbie Farah thought he could publicly humiliate coach Jason Taylor by sitting alone on the deck of the Leichhardt scoreboard yesterday sipping a few beers, the ploy went off like a lead balloon.

New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels highlights: NRL results, blog

New Zealand Warriors vs Parramatta Eels highlights: NRL results, blog

by , 4 Sep 2016

Match Result: A Bevan French hattrick has secured the Eels a win to end their tumultuous season on a high, running away against the Warriors to win by 22. Click here for the full match report Final Score: Parramtta Eels – 40 New Zealand Warriors – 18 Match Preview: After a tumultuous year of footy, […]

Highlights: Tigers keep slim finals hopes alive

Highlights: Tigers keep slim finals hopes alive

by , 28 Aug 2016

The Wests Tigers have kept their minimal finals chances alive at Mount Smart Stadium, recording a high-scoring, entertaining 12-point victory over the New Zealand Warriors.


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