There was also an insipid 10–30 loss in Townsville to the North Queensland.  Two days after the Raiders game, the NRL suspended the competition, with the aim to resume a shortened season to be held over 20 rounds (including the first two rounds that have already taken place) by 28 May. A further try to Clive Churchill Medal winner Glenn Stewart in the 57th minute saw Manly's lead out to 18–2. Smart Stadium. They did however manage to beat West Tigers 14–0 and the Knights 13–0 keeping both opponents scoreless, but it was the poor attacking that had every league fan questioning.  The Warriors are coached by Todd Payten and captained by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. In 1988, serious investigation into an Auckland team entering the New South Wales Rugby League premiership commenced, encouraged mainly by the Mt Albert club. In 2007 he appeared in the NSWRL Premier League for the Auckland Lions as well as playing for the Stallions in the Bartercard Cup. Rugby league was largely centred around Auckland ever since the New Zealand Rugby League was founded in 1909. Reportedly, in the 45,000 crowd there were more Warriors supporters than Sharks supporters – astonishing considering the Sharks are a Sydney-based club. The Warriors were knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual winners Brisbane, going down 16–22. His mother is from Tokelau and his father is from Vanuatu. In Round 11 of the 2009 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Eels against the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Share this on Facebook. The Warriors were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines by eventual runners up Cronulla Sutherland Sharks. The season finished with an embarrassing six-game losing streak. The match was perhaps an indication of things to come, with the Warriors performing strongly on attack but being let down by weak defence at crucial stages which ultimately cost them the match. The club was sold off to a consortium that included ex-Kiwi coach Graham Lowe and the Tainui tribe. They were formed in 1995 as the Auckland Warriors, and are officially known as the Vodafone Warriors for sponsorship reasons. The Warriors would defeat their bogey side Canberra 36–20 after surviving an early scare. All other sponsors... Manly junior had a great season at fullback while deputising for the injured Matthew Ridge in 1993.  In March 2018, they were awarded one of four licences for the league's inaugural season, to commence in September of the same year. The Warriors won the match comfortably, 46–12. The season was tinged with sadness, as it was announced it would be star halfback Stacey Jones last season with the club before he would join French Super League club, Catalans Dragons. as u can see this year with WADE McKINNON back from injury the back line just cannot execute anything... For the first time the Junior Warriors had their own jersey in 2011. The current coach is Todd Payten. The 2015 season marked 20 years since the Warriors first joined the Australian professional rugby league now known as the NRL. Was also known as the Black fern, Eden Park or Warriors All Black jersey. RRP... OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION Manly won the match, 24–10, for the club's eighth premiership. The only positives were that young New Zealand talents Stacey Jones and Joe Vagana had superb seasons. As well as this, notable names such as Ryan Hoffman, Jacob Lillyman, Charlie Gubb and Kieran Foran had left the club. The season did not improve much from that point, with the Warriors failing to find any semblance of consistency throughout the season. With the four-point deduction, the Warriors won their first NRL game away from Auckland, with a 26–10 victory over the reigning premiers, the Wests Tigers, at Jade Stadium in Christchurch. The heritage was most famously worn during the Warriors Semi Final match against the Wests Tigers when Krisnan Inu scored a stunning late try to seal the win. He played junior representative football for Canterbury and was a New Zealand under-16 representative. His assistant Tony Kemp was given the head coach position, and in his first game in charge the Warriors recorded an emotional 20–14 win over Canberra. But after the win over the Sea Eagles, the Warriors were hammered by the Roosters 42–6, the Sharks 42–16 and South Sydney 31–10 ending any chance of another finals appearance. The Vodafone New Zealand Warriors are a club based at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland. 2012 was meant to promise so much for the Warriors following their grand final appearance of 2011. Evans to add more size to 2021 pack. The Roosters led 13–6 at halftime before a second-half comeback saw the Warriors pile on twenty-four unanswered points to earn the Warriors a place in the preliminary finals. The Warriors bolstered their playing stocks in the pivotal play-making positions by signing Brett Seymour after he was cut by Cronulla and James Maloney from Melbourne. As a result of the Super League war in the mid-1990s, Auckland left the ARL to compete in the Super League competition of 1997, before joining the re-unified NRL the following year.