New Zealand Warriors

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

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

Foran has eyes firmly set on Warriors’ season after Broncos rumours

Foran has eyes firmly set on Warriors’ season after Broncos rumours

by , 28 Feb 2017

Kieran Foran’s advisor has denied reports that the Warriors playmaker has made enquiries about a move to Brisbane for the 2018 NRL season.

New Zealand Warriors in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

New Zealand Warriors in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

by , 24 Feb 2017

At the beginning of every NRL season there is so much hope for the New Zealand Warriors, and 2016 was no different, yet after three rounds they were 0-3 to be well behind the eight-ball.

NRL 2017 season preview: New Zealand Warriors

NRL 2017 season preview: New Zealand Warriors

by , 18 Feb 2017

The Warriors have to make the eight this year. I mean, I know they had to make the eight last year, and the year before that, but they have to make it this year, right?

Foran’s contract registered by NRL, possible return date set

Foran’s contract registered by NRL, possible return date set

by , 15 Feb 2017

The NRL has today confirmed they have registered the contract of troubled NRL star Kieran Foran, paving the way for him to play for the New Zealand Warriors this year.

Tuivasa-Sheck makes NRL injury comeback

Tuivasa-Sheck makes NRL injury comeback

by , 12 Feb 2017

Alarm bells rang when Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was spotted on the sidelines icing his left leg during the Warriors’ 30-18 NRL trial loss to Melbourne.

Rise and shine: Who are 2017’s big improvers?

Rise and shine: Who are 2017’s big improvers?

by , 6 Feb 2017

Which teams are poised to step it up this season, and improve on their performance from 2016? With only a month to go until the start of the NRL season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at four sides primed to make big strides in 2017.

Warriors lose, Johnson injured in warm-up

Warriors lose, Johnson injured in warm-up

by , 4 Feb 2017

A groin injury to star halfback Shaun Johnson has overshadowed the Warriors’ tournament-opening loss to Manly on the first day of the Auckland Nines.

The curious case of the New Zealand Warriors

The curious case of the New Zealand Warriors

by , 1 Feb 2017

Historically, the New Zealand Warriors’ seasons of success have been followed by prolonged periods of disappointing underachievement. In recent years, they have set the competition alight one week and not turned up the next.

Warriors name new skipper for 2017 season

Warriors name new skipper for 2017 season

by , 1 Feb 2017

The New Zealand Warriors have announced a new captain and signing as the 2017 season draws closer, with Ryan Hoffman being moved on from the role.

Warriors legend: New Zealand to win NRL by 2018 or “never”

Warriors legend: New Zealand to win NRL by 2018 or “never”

by , 31 Jan 2017

Warriors legend Clinton Toopi believes if the current roster doesn’t hoist the NRL trophy by the end of next year, the club never will.


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