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The New Zealand Warriors formerly the Auckland Warriors are a rugby league team reigning from Auckland, New Zealand. They compete in the NRL (National Rugby League) premiership which is Australasia's elite rugby league championship. The Warriors were established in 1995.

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New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

With a native coach and Kiwi internationals filling up the spine, the New Zealand Warriors were supposed to challenge for a top eight spot at a minimum. That did not occur in 2017, and it wasn't even close.

MORE: Cleary confirms Moylan interest | WATCH: Repentant Cherry-Evans opens up on Titans backflip

TEAM

New Zealand Warriors. Formerly the Auckland Warriors. Have been disappointing fans since their induction into the Australian Rugby League in 1995.

FINISHED

13th. The Warriors were sitting 10th after round 17 and looking to make a finals push. Whoops. 

 WHAT WE EXPECTED

Just missing out on finals in 2016, the Warriors were expected to push for a top eight spot in 2017. Add a Kieran Foran redemption story and native Stephen Kearney to the coaching ranks and things were looking positive for the men across the ditch.

WHAT WE GOT

A complete disaster. The Warriors lost their last nine...


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Read more: New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

The Warriors have officially confirmed the signing of Cronulla Sharks utility Gerard Beale on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old has played 161 NRL games over nine years with the Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sharks, as well as 10 Tests for the Kiwis.

Coach Stephen Kearney is delighted to bring the Brisbane-born player on board.

"Gerard is professional in all he does and has a wonderful attitude," he said.

"The way he has overcome adversity with injuries earlier in his career shows the sort of character he has.

"He's going to be a great addition to our squad with his ability to play in all the positions in the outside backs."

Meanwhile, Warriors CEO Cameron George believes Beale will bring a wealth of experience to the Warriors youthful backline.

"While there has been a lot of discussion about Gerard coming to the club, we weren't in a position to make an...


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Read more: New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

With a native coach and Kiwi internationals filling up the spine, the New Zealand Warriors were supposed to challenge for a top eight spot at a minimum. That did not occur in 2017, and it wasn't even close.

MORE: Cleary confirms Moylan interest | WATCH: Repentant Cherry-Evans opens up on Titans backflip

TEAM

New Zealand Warriors. Formerly the Auckland Warriors. Have been disappointing fans since their induction into the Australian Rugby League in 1995.

FINISHED

13th. The Warriors were sitting 10th after round 17 and looking to make a finals push. Whoops. 

 WHAT WE EXPECTED

Just missing out on finals in 2016, the Warriors were expected to push for a top eight spot in 2017. Add a Kieran Foran redemption story and native Stephen Kearney to the coaching ranks and things were looking positive for the men across the ditch.

WHAT WE GOT

A complete disaster. The Warriors lost their last nine...


Read full article on NRL GN NewZealandWarriors


Read more: New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

With a native coach and Kiwi internationals filling up the spine, the New Zealand Warriors were supposed to challenge for a top eight spot at a minimum. That did not occur in 2017, and it wasn't even close.

MORE: Cleary confirms Moylan interest | WATCH: Repentant Cherry-Evans opens up on Titans backflip

TEAM

New Zealand Warriors. Formerly the Auckland Warriors. Have been disappointing fans since their induction into the Australian Rugby League in 1995.

FINISHED

13th. The Warriors were sitting 10th after round 17 and looking to make a finals push. Whoops. 

 WHAT WE EXPECTED

Just missing out on finals in 2016, the Warriors were expected to push for a top eight spot in 2017. Add a Kieran Foran redemption story and native Stephen Kearney to the coaching ranks and things were looking positive for the men across the ditch.

WHAT WE GOT

A complete disaster. The Warriors lost their last nine...


Read full article on NRL GN NewZealandWarriors


Read more: New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

NRL 2018: New Zealand Warriors set to lure Kiwi international home in signing spree - Fox Sports

THE Warriors are gunning to bring Peta Hiku — the Kiwi international they have long regretted letting go as a junior — back home in 2018.

Foxsports.com.au understands that Hiku has been offered a three-year deal to rejoin New Zealand franchise, despite linking with Super League outfit Warrington in June.

The 24-year-old is contracted to the Wolves until the end of 2019, but has sought a release from Warrington on compassionate grounds, allowing for a return to the NRL as soon as next season.

A decision is expected to come sometime in the next week. The move would bring Hiku full circle and back to the Warriors, who failed to offer him a contract in 2012 when he was their under 20s player of the year.

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New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

The Warriors have officially confirmed the signing of Cronulla Sharks utility Gerard Beale on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old has played 161 NRL games over nine years with the Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sharks, as well as 10 Tests for the Kiwis.

Coach Stephen Kearney is delighted to bring the Brisbane-born player on board.

"Gerard is professional in all he does and has a wonderful attitude," he said.

"The way he has overcome adversity with injuries earlier in his career shows the sort of character he has.

"He's going to be a great addition to our squad with his ability to play in all the positions in the outside backs."

Meanwhile, Warriors CEO Cameron George believes Beale will bring a wealth of experience to the Warriors youthful backline.

"While there has been a lot of discussion about Gerard coming to the club, we weren't in a position to make an...


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Read more: New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

The Warriors have officially confirmed the signing of Cronulla Sharks utility Gerard Beale on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old has played 161 NRL games over nine years with the Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sharks, as well as 10 Tests for the Kiwis.

Coach Stephen Kearney is delighted to bring the Brisbane-born player on board.

"Gerard is professional in all he does and has a wonderful attitude," he said.

"The way he has overcome adversity with injuries earlier in his career shows the sort of character he has.

"He's going to be a great addition to our squad with his ability to play in all the positions in the outside backs."

Meanwhile, Warriors CEO Cameron George believes Beale will bring a wealth of experience to the Warriors youthful backline.

"While there has been a lot of discussion about Gerard coming to the club, we weren't in a position to make an...


Read full article on NRL GN NewZealandWarriors


Read more: New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

NRL 2018: New Zealand Warriors set to lure Kiwi international home in signing spree - Fox Sports

THE Warriors are gunning to bring Peta Hiku — the Kiwi international they have long regretted letting go as a junior — back home in 2018.

Foxsports.com.au understands that Hiku has been offered a three-year deal to rejoin New Zealand franchise, despite linking with Super League outfit Warrington in June.

The 24-year-old is contracted to the Wolves until the end of 2019, but has sought a release from Warrington on compassionate grounds, allowing for a return to the NRL as soon as next season.

A decision is expected to come sometime in the next week. The move would bring Hiku full circle and back to the Warriors, who failed to offer him a contract in 2012 when he was their under 20s player of the year.

Live stream the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week FOXTEL NOW trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >


Read full article on NRL GN NewZealandWarriors


Read more: NRL 2018: New Zealand Warriors set to lure Kiwi international home in signing spree - Fox Sports

NRL 2018: New Zealand Warriors set to lure Kiwi international home in signing spree - Fox Sports

THE Warriors are gunning to bring Peta Hiku — the Kiwi international they have long regretted letting go as a junior — back home in 2018.

Foxsports.com.au understands that Hiku has been offered a three-year deal to rejoin New Zealand franchise, despite linking with Super League outfit Warrington in June.

The 24-year-old is contracted to the Wolves until the end of 2019, but has sought a release from Warrington on compassionate grounds, allowing for a return to the NRL as soon as next season.

A decision is expected to come sometime in the next week. The move would bring Hiku full circle and back to the Warriors, who failed to offer him a contract in 2012 when he was their under 20s player of the year.

Live stream the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week FOXTEL NOW trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >


Read full article on NRL GN NewZealandWarriors


Read more: NRL 2018: New Zealand Warriors set to lure Kiwi international home in signing spree - Fox Sports

Bodene Thompson's time at the Warriors looks done - NEWS.com.au

BODENE Thompson, the Warriors player at the centre of the latest NRL controversy, almost certainly won’t be at the Mt Smart club next year.

Thompson is off contract at the end of next month, and the Herald understands he is unlikely to be offered a new deal by the club.

The situation is unrelated to claims in Australian media earlier today, which detailed his relationship with a former stripper and Penthouse model Belinda Medlyn, though the allegations didn’t cast Thompson in a particularly favourable light.

The pair conceived a child during the 2015 season, after meeting via a social media site in 2014, when he was at Wests Tigers.

A Daily Telegraph report alleges Thompson and some of his Tigers teammates engaged in group sex with Medlyn during the 2014 season.

Medlyn told the Telegraph that it was her belief NRL players used group sex sessions as a form of team bonding.

The...


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Read more: Bodene Thompson's time at the Warriors looks done - NEWS.com.au

Bodene Thompson's time at the Warriors looks done - NEWS.com.au

BODENE Thompson, the Warriors player at the centre of the latest NRL controversy, almost certainly won’t be at the Mt Smart club next year.

Thompson is off contract at the end of next month, and the Herald understands he is unlikely to be offered a new deal by the club.

The situation is unrelated to claims in Australian media earlier today, which detailed his relationship with a former stripper and Penthouse model Belinda Medlyn, though the allegations didn’t cast Thompson in a particularly favourable light.

The pair conceived a child during the 2015 season, after meeting via a social media site in 2014, when he was at Wests Tigers.

A Daily Telegraph report alleges Thompson and some of his Tigers teammates engaged in group sex with Medlyn during the 2014 season.

Medlyn told the Telegraph that it was her belief NRL players used group sex sessions as a form of team bonding.

The...


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Read more: Bodene Thompson's time at the Warriors looks done - NEWS.com.au

Hayze Perham commits to the New Zealand Warriors - New Zealand Herald

Things might be looking up for the New Zealand Warriors as they have signed a young Rotorua player with all the makings of a future superstar.

It has been a tough couple of years for the Auckland-based NRL side, but this month they confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Rotorua Boys' High School first XV captain Hayze Perham.

"Obviously I know how big a change it will be going from schoolboy rugby to a professional lifestyle, so it is daunting but exciting as well," Perham told the Rotorua Daily Post.

"I've been playing rugby and league through school, but knew I had to decide between them this year. The turning point was the Warriors were able to offer me a fulltime commitment - the goal was always to leave school and fully focus on the craft, on improving and getting better as an athlete."

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Hayze Perham commits to the New Zealand Warriors - New Zealand Herald

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Things might be looking up for the New Zealand Warriors as they have signed a young Rotorua player with all the makings of a future superstar.

It has been a tough couple of years for the Auckland-based NRL side, but this month they confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Rotorua Boys' High School first XV captain Hayze Perham.

"Obviously I know how big a change it will be going from schoolboy rugby to a professional lifestyle, so it is daunting but exciting as well," Perham told the Rotorua Daily Post.

"I've been playing rugby and league through school, but knew I had to decide between them this year. The turning point was the Warriors were able to offer me a fulltime commitment - the goal was always to leave school and fully focus on the craft, on improving and getting better as an athlete."

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New Zealand Warriors resign promising second rower Matui Love-Henry - The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Warriors have made another raid on the Broncos, signing promising second rower Matiu Love-Henry for next season.

The 21-year-old will rejoin the Warriors next year, having spent two seasons with the Broncos, after a successful stint in the Warriors' under-20 side.

History with Love-Henry: Stephen Kearney. History with Love-Henry: Stephen Kearney. Photo: Getty Images/Hannah Johnston

Although Love-Henry had a first-grade contract he never made it into the NRL team at the Wayne Bennett-coached side, but did play for them at this year's Auckland Nines and was a stand-out performer for Norths Devils in the Queensland Cup.

A source in Australia, with insider knowledge at the Broncos, has revealed that while they were keen to keep Love-Henry, salary cap pressure, caused by how the cap is expected to be measured from next season, has resulted in him being signed by the Warriors.

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Read more: New Zealand Warriors resign promising second rower Matui Love-Henry - The Sydney Morning Herald

Bodene Thompson's time at the Warriors looks done - NEWS.com.au

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BODENE Thompson, the Warriors player at the centre of the latest NRL controversy, almost certainly won’t be at the Mt Smart club next year.

Thompson is off contract at the end of next month, and the Herald understands he is unlikely to be offered a new deal by the club.

The situation is unrelated to claims in Australian media earlier today, which detailed his relationship with a former stripper and Penthouse model Belinda Medlyn, though the allegations didn’t cast Thompson in a particularly favourable light.

The pair conceived a child during the 2015 season, after meeting via a social media site in 2014, when he was at Wests Tigers.

A Daily Telegraph report alleges Thompson and some of his Tigers teammates engaged in group sex with Medlyn during the 2014 season.

Medlyn told the Telegraph that it was her belief NRL players used group sex sessions as a form of team bonding.

The...


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Read more: Bodene Thompson's time at the Warriors looks done - NEWS.com.au

NRL 2018: New Zealand Warriors set to lure Kiwi international home in signing spree - Fox Sports

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THE Warriors are gunning to bring Peta Hiku — the Kiwi international they have long regretted letting go as a junior — back home in 2018.

Foxsports.com.au understands that Hiku has been offered a three-year deal to rejoin New Zealand franchise, despite linking with Super League outfit Warrington in June.

The 24-year-old is contracted to the Wolves until the end of 2019, but has sought a release from Warrington on compassionate grounds, allowing for a return to the NRL as soon as next season.

A decision is expected to come sometime in the next week. The move would bring Hiku full circle and back to the Warriors, who failed to offer him a contract in 2012 when he was their under 20s player of the year.

Live stream the 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership on FOX SPORTS. Get your free 2-week FOXTEL NOW trial and start watching in minutes. SIGN UP NOW >


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Read more: NRL 2018: New Zealand Warriors set to lure Kiwi international home in signing spree - Fox Sports

New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

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The Warriors have officially confirmed the signing of Cronulla Sharks utility Gerard Beale on a three-year deal.

The 27-year-old has played 161 NRL games over nine years with the Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons and the Sharks, as well as 10 Tests for the Kiwis.

Coach Stephen Kearney is delighted to bring the Brisbane-born player on board.

"Gerard is professional in all he does and has a wonderful attitude," he said.

"The way he has overcome adversity with injuries earlier in his career shows the sort of character he has.

"He's going to be a great addition to our squad with his ability to play in all the positions in the outside backs."

Meanwhile, Warriors CEO Cameron George believes Beale will bring a wealth of experience to the Warriors youthful backline.

"While there has been a lot of discussion about Gerard coming to the club, we weren't in a position to make an...


Read full article...


Read more: New Zealand Warriors confirm Gerard Beale signing - Newshub

New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

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With a native coach and Kiwi internationals filling up the spine, the New Zealand Warriors were supposed to challenge for a top eight spot at a minimum. That did not occur in 2017, and it wasn't even close.

MORE: Cleary confirms Moylan interest | WATCH: Repentant Cherry-Evans opens up on Titans backflip

TEAM

New Zealand Warriors. Formerly the Auckland Warriors. Have been disappointing fans since their induction into the Australian Rugby League in 1995.

FINISHED

13th. The Warriors were sitting 10th after round 17 and looking to make a finals push. Whoops. 

 WHAT WE EXPECTED

Just missing out on finals in 2016, the Warriors were expected to push for a top eight spot in 2017. Add a Kieran Foran redemption story and native Stephen Kearney to the coaching ranks and things were looking positive for the men across the ditch.

WHAT WE GOT

A complete disaster. The Warriors lost their last nine...


Read full article...


4140619 new-zealand-warriors-end-of-season-review-sporting-news

With a native coach and Kiwi internationals filling up the spine, the New Zealand Warriors were supposed to challenge for a top eight spot at a minimum. That did not occur in 2017, and it wasn't even close.

MORE: Cleary confirms Moylan interest | WATCH: Repentant Cherry-Evans opens up on Titans backflip

TEAM

New Zealand Warriors. Formerly the Auckland Warriors. Have been disappointing fans since their induction into the Australian Rugby League in 1995.

FINISHED

13th. The Warriors were sitting 10th after round 17 and looking to make a finals push. Whoops. 

 WHAT WE EXPECTED

Just missing out on finals in 2016, the Warriors were expected to push for a top eight spot in 2017. Add a Kieran Foran redemption story and native Stephen Kearney to the coaching ranks and things were looking positive for the men across the ditch.

WHAT WE GOT

A complete disaster. The Warriors lost their last nine...


Read full article...


Read more: New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

4140619 new-zealand-warriors-end-of-season-review-sporting-news

With a native coach and Kiwi internationals filling up the spine, the New Zealand Warriors were supposed to challenge for a top eight spot at a minimum. That did not occur in 2017, and it wasn't even close.

MORE: Cleary confirms Moylan interest | WATCH: Repentant Cherry-Evans opens up on Titans backflip

TEAM

New Zealand Warriors. Formerly the Auckland Warriors. Have been disappointing fans since their induction into the Australian Rugby League in 1995.

FINISHED

13th. The Warriors were sitting 10th after round 17 and looking to make a finals push. Whoops. 

 WHAT WE EXPECTED

Just missing out on finals in 2016, the Warriors were expected to push for a top eight spot in 2017. Add a Kieran Foran redemption story and native Stephen Kearney to the coaching ranks and things were looking positive for the men across the ditch.

WHAT WE GOT

A complete disaster. The Warriors lost their last nine...


Read full article...


Read more: New Zealand Warriors: End of season review - Sporting News

Rookie Isaiah Papali'i earmarked as the next Simon Mannering for New Zealand Warriors - The Sydney Morning Herald

If there is one player at the Warriors you want to be compared with it is Simon Mannering. Better still when that comparison is based on work ethic.

So in a year where the positives have been few and far between for the club, they may well have unearthed a future leader in 18-year-old rookie Isaiah Papali'i.

Bright prospect: Isaiah Papali'i tackles Tom Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles. Bright prospect: Isaiah Papali'i tackles Tom Trbojevic of the Sea Eagles. Photo: AAP

Few players break into the NRL at such a young age and the hard-running back-rower exceeded his own expectations with five appearances off the bench.

Admittedly, some of those were due to the club's injury crisis. But veteran prop Ben Matulino, who played his last game for the club against Wests Tigers last week, believes it will be only be a matter of time before Papali'i is a regular name on the team sheet.

Stalwart: Simon Mannering is the benchmark against which Isaiah Papali'i is being measured. Stalwart: Simon Mannering is the benchmark against which Isaiah Papali'i is being...

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