New Zealand Warriors

Last updated: 10 March, 2017

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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New Zealand Warriors Articles

Dragons defeat Warriors 26-12

Dragons defeat Warriors 26-12

by , 26 Mar 2017

The Dragons once again showcased their best qualities tonight as they outmuscled the Warriors early on en route to a 26-12 victory. The Warriors threatened to come back in the second half with Johnson beginning to cause havoc. Too many errors though coupled with ill-discipline cost the Warriors in the end. Paul McGregor will be […]

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

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

by , 26 Mar 2017 Video

Match result: The Dragons once again showcased their best qualities tonight as they outmuscled the Warriors early on en route to a 26-12 victory.

Mannering set to be highest-capped NZ Warrior, overtaking Jones

Mannering set to be highest-capped NZ Warrior, overtaking Jones

by , 25 Mar 2017

Warriors boss Stephen Kearney says there’s only one way his side can honour Simon Mannering’s record-breaking 262nd NRL appearance.

Warriors fans need to trust the plan

Warriors fans need to trust the plan

by , 24 Mar 2017

Welcome back to ‘Woodbine’s Wisdom’. The theme for episode 14 is that the Warriors – and their fans – just need to trust Steve Kearney.

Kieran Foran set to make NRL return

Kieran Foran set to make NRL return

by , 21 Mar 2017

Kieran Foran looks likely to make his NRL return this weekend, having been named on an extended bench for the New Zealand Warriors.

2017 NRL season: Round 4 preview

2017 NRL season: Round 4 preview

by , 21 Mar 2017 Popular article!

The continuation of a long-standing rivalry between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters will highlight and kick off Round 4 of the 2017 NRL season.

Fans’ faith fading fast in flippant, frustrating Warriors

Fans’ faith fading fast in flippant, frustrating Warriors

by , 20 Mar 2017

Winston Churchill once said: “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”

Flaky Warriors back to square one, now eye Foran return

Flaky Warriors back to square one, now eye Foran return

by , 18 Mar 2017

It was almost a case of back to the drawing board for Warriors coach Stephen Kearney after Friday’s 24-12 loss to the Bulldogs in Dunedin.

Bulldogs defeat woeful Warriors in Dunedin

Bulldogs defeat woeful Warriors in Dunedin

by , 17 Mar 2017

The New Zealand Warriors terrible record playing away from Mount Smart Stadium in their home country continued as they put in a woeful performance, losing to the defensively solid Canterbury Bulldogs by 12 points.

Canterbury Bulldogs vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

Canterbury Bulldogs vs New Zealand Warriors: NRL live scores, blog

by , 17 Mar 2017 Popular article!

The Canterbury Bulldogs are at their home away from home when they take on the New Zealand Warriors with both clubs in desperate need of making a statement and taking two points in Dunedin. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 6pm (AEDT).


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