Night markets and school visits on Rotorua schedule

A signing session at the night markets and visits to schools are on the programme for the Vodafone Warriors ahead of their NRL trial against Melbourne at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday (3.00pm). As well as the trial, Rotorua’s ‘Rugby League Festival’ features six club teams contesting the Bay of Plenty 9s tournament at the […]

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New faces confirmed for NRL trial in Rotorua

Six of the Vodafone Warriors’ new signings will have game time in the club’s NRL trial against the Melbourne Storm at Rotorua International Stadium on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off). Head coach Stephen Kearney’s 23-man squad includes experienced Kiwi Peta Hiku, Cook Islands international Anthony Gelling, Mate Ma’a Tonga players Agnatius Paasi and Leivaha Pulu, Taupo-raised Matiu […]

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‘It’s coming along nicely’ – Green on combination

Veteran playmaker Blake Green says he is “settling in nicely” to the Kiwi lifestyle, his new team and – most importantly for Warriors fans – his role alongside star halfback Shaun Johnson. Having enjoyed a career spanning more than a decade across six clubs, in the southern and northern hemispheres, Green will look to add much-needed […]

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Vodafone Warriors appear at club registration days

Vodafone Warriors players are joining 15 Auckland Rugby League clubs over the next month to help with junior registrations for the 2018 season. With a large number of Vodafone Warriors originally coming from Auckland clubs, the visits will see a number of players returning to familiar territory. The first of them was made last Thursday […]

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Kearney on contract talk, the preseason and trials

New Zealand Warriors coach Stephen Kearney is comfortable with the club’s contract negotiations with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck even though vultures are circling their star fullback. Kearney said the talks regarding his captain’s future were “all part of the business” and had not come as much of a surprise. “We had the same situation with Shaun (Johnson) […]

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Vodafone Warriors represented at NRL Youth Summit

Sixty-eight kids from across Australia and New Zealand gathered at League Central on Wednesday to learn how to become leaders of the future. The Indigenous Youth Summit, part of the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League, was a chance for the youngsters to get the opportunity to take part in various cultural and leadership workshops. The week-long […]

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Jersey Flegg revived for under-20 competition

The Jersey Flegg Cup is back in 2018 after a 10-year absence with the New South Wales Rugby League reviving the historic competition following the cessation of the NRL-run under-20 National Youth Competition. The competition is named after Harry “Jersey” Flegg, who played for Eastern Suburbs in 1908 and 1909, and was a prominent administrator […]

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Speculation surfaces about Tuivasa-Sheck’s future

Vodafone Warriors officials are resigned to ongoing speculation over the future of captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck but are confident he has not yet made any decision beyond this season. Tuivasa-Sheck is off contract at the end of the season and as Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George recently told NRL.com, even “the local tennis club will be […]

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