2020 Roster: Gains & Losses

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  1. spear tackle

    spear tackle Juniors

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    How reliable is this site(zreotackle.com)? Take a look at our 2021 gains so far on it https://www.nospam21.com/rugby-league/teams/new-zealand-warriors/

    Well that link didn't work , cut and paste seems to
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    New Zealand Warriors
    Established 1995
    Home Ground Mount Smart Stadium
    Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Coach Todd Payten
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    • Player Movements
    • Current Squad
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    2021 Player Movements
    2021 Gains
    Jack Hetherington (Penrith Panthers, 2021), Jack Murchie (Canberra Raiders, 2022), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Warrington Wolves, 2023)
    2021 Losses
    Daniel Alvaro (Parramatta Eels), Poasa Faamausili (Sydney Roosters)
    Re-Signed
    Eliesa Katoa (2024), Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (2022)
     
  2. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    The loan players are being shown as gains.
     
  3. spear tackle

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    Thanks Rich, thought it looked a bit odd.
     
  4. One Warrior

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    Not reliable, Hetherington has had his loan to us extended for four weeks, he is signed to the end of 2021with Penrith, not us. The Murchie & Murdoch-Masila gains are correct, as are the Katoa & Murdoch-Masila re-signings. Alvaro & Faamausili can't be counted as losses for next year as they are only loan players, Faamausili went back to the Roosters 5 weeks ago.
     
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    Hetherington's loan stay extended by four weeks
    Agreement has been reached for Penrith Panthers prop Jack Hetherington to extend his loan stay with the Vodafone Warriors for another four weeks.

    The 24-year-old made his fourth appearance for the Vodafone Warriors against the Sydney Roosters on Saturday after joining the club on an initial four-week loan deal from Penrith late last month.

    The 1.90m, 107kg Hetherington was used on the bench against Brisbane and Gold Coast before starting against Cronulla-Sutherland and the Roosters.

    “We’re extremely grateful to (general manager) Matt Cameron and (head coach) Ivan Cleary at the Panthers as well as the NRL for making it possible for Jack to stay on for a further four weeks,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

    “It’s a huge help to us at a time when we’re short on players, especially middle forwards.

    Jack fitted in really easily the moment he came into camp and he has made a terrific contribution on the field

    Peter O'SullivanVodafone Warriors recruitment manager
    “Jack fitted in really easily the moment he came into camp and he has made a terrific contribution on the field.”

    Hetherington earned his first career start in the Vodafone Warriors’ clash against Cronulla-Sutherland and was in the run-on side again in his 20th appearance on Saturday.

    He’s from impressive rugby league stock. His father Brett played a total of 142 NRL games for Canberra and North Queensland from 1992-2001 while he’s a grandson of 1968-1978 Roosters great Bill Mullins and nephew of former Raiders and Roosters star Brett Mullins.

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  6. One Warrior

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    Green granted release
    Vodafone Warriors halfback Blake Green has requested and been granted an immediate release from his contract.

    Green (33) approached the club through his manager Isaac Moses seeking a release from the last three months of his contract to enable him to join another NRL club.

    “We were committed to Blake staying with us for the rest of the season but he and his management have indicated they want an immediate release,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

    “Given the circumstances we have granted his request.

    “We thank Blake for the contribution he has made to the Vodafone Warriors over the last three years and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

    The Vodafone Warriors became Green’s sixth NRL club when he was signed after spending the 2017 season with Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

    His 55th and final appearance for the club was last Friday night’s 26-20 win over the Wests Tigers at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
     
  7. One Warrior

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    Current Squad/year contract expires:

    Eliesa Katoa 2024
    David Fusitua 2023
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2022
    Ken Maumalo 2022
    Agnatius Paasi 2022
    Chanel Harris-Tavita 2022
    Tohu Harris 2021
    Bunty Afoa 2021
    Karl Lawton 2021
    Jazz Tevaga 2021
    Leeson Ah Mau 2021
    Kodi Nikorima 2021 (PO 2022)
    Paul Turner 2021 (Development Contract)
    Tom Ale 2021 (Development Contract)
    Israel Ogden 2021 (Development Contract)
    Tyler Slade 2021(Development Contract)
    Adam Pompey 2021
    Hayze Perham 2021
    Nathaniel Roache 2020
    Leivaha Pulu 2020
    Adam Blair 2020 (PO 2021)
    Gerard Beale 2020
    Peta HIku 2020
    Isaish Papalii 2020
    Adam Keighran 2020
    Taane Milne 2020
    Lachlan Burr 2020
    Patrick Herbert 2020
    Jackson Frei 2020
    Selestino Ravutamada 2020 (Development Contract)

    Gains

    Josh Curran 2021 (Sydney Roosters)
    Rocco Berry 2021 (Development Contract)
    Wayde Egan 2022 (Penrith Panthers)
    Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 2022 (Norths Devils)
    Jack Murchie 2022 (Canberra Raiders)
    Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)

    2020 Loan Deals

    Poasa Faamausili - 1 Month loan (Sydney Roosters) Returned to Roosters 27/6/20
    Jack Hethrington - (Penrith Panthers)
    Daniel Alvaro (Parramatta Eels)
    George Jennings - (Parramatta Eels)
    Albert Hopoate - Manly Sea Eagles

    Gains for 2021

    Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023 (Warrington Wolves)
    Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)
    Kane Evans 2022 (Parramatta Eels)
    Euan Aitken 2023 (St George Dragons)

    Losses for 2021

    Blake Green (Newcastle Knights) - Released 4/8/2020
    Gerard Beale
    Taane Milne ??
    Nathaniel Roache
    Lachlan Burr

    Losses

    Solomone Kata (Melbourne Storm)
    Chris Satae (Hull FC)
    Ligi Sao (Hull FC)
    Blake Ayshford (Retirement)
    Isaac Luke (St George Dragons)
    Sam Lisone (Gold Coast Titans)

    Uncertain for 2020

    Api Pewhairangi
    Sean Mullaney

    As always anybody who has any further info, please advise, thanks.
     
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    These updates are still very much appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  9. One Warrior

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    Thanks Wheeled Warrior
     
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  10. waipiro

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    I think i would probably been keen to re-sign Hiku for his utility value and attacking ability
     
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    Brown aboard as head coach
    Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George has today confirmed the vastly-experienced Nathan Brown as the club’s new head coach.

    The 47-year-old former St George Illawarra and Newcastle coach has been secured on a three-year deal to the end of the 2023 NRL season.

    “We couldn’t be more delighted to have Nathan as our new head coach,” said George.

    “He has had an extensive involvement in the game as both a first-grade player and then as a coach in the NRL and the Super League.

    “He already has a relationship with our players, football staff and our club after being with us as a coaching consultant working with our hookers this season.

    Nathan brings tremendous qualities to the role in every sense

    Cameron GeorgeVodafone Warriors CEO
    “Nathan’s a terrific person who brings tremendous qualities to the role in every sense.”

    Brown has a career total of almost 450 matches coaching NRL clubs St George Illawarra and Newcastle as well as Huddersfield and St Helens in the English Super League. As a hooker, he made 172 first-grade appearances for St George and St George Illawarra before becoming an NRL coach at the age of 29.

    “I’m a career coach. I just love coaching and this job with the Vodafone Warriors is a fantastic opportunity,” he said.

    This job with the Vodafone Warriors is a fantastic opportunity

    Nathan BrownNew Vodafone Warriors head coach
    “I spent time in Auckland during the preseason and was really impressed with the whole set-up, the players and the staff throughout the organisation.

    “The Vodafone Warriors are hugely important to the competition. We’ve seen that this year with the sacrifices they’ve made to keep the NRL going. I can’t wait to get stuck in.”

    During his playing career, Brown played in three grand finals in 1993, 1996 and 1999.

    After coaching St George Illawarra for six seasons, he spent six seasons in the Super League where he took the Huddersfield Giants to the Challenge Cup final and guided St Helens to grand final success over Wigan in 2014.

    NATHAN BROWN

    Born: July 31, 1973

    Birthplace: Maclean, New South Wales

    Coaching Career:

    Club:

    St George Illawarra Dragons coach 2003-2008

    Huddersfield Giants coach 2009-2012

    St Helens coach 2013-2014

    Melbourne coaching consultant 2015

    Newcastle Knights coach 2016-2019

    Vodafone Warriors coaching consultant 2020

    Playing Career:

    Position: Hooker

    Junior Club: Maclean Magpies

    Club Career:

    St George Dragons 1993-1998

    St George Illawarra Dragons 1999-2000

    Club Appearances: 172

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/20202/08/08/nathan-brown-confirmed/
     
  12. One Warrior

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    Phil Gould signed
    Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George has today confirmed leading rugby league powerbroker Phil Gould’s appointment as a club-wide consultant.

    George said Gould will provide advice and guidance in key strategic areas designed to build the Vodafone Warriors’ trans-Tasman commercial and general profile.

    “This appointment is exceptionally significant and critical to the future of our business as a whole and equally to the game in general both in New Zealand and in Australia,” he said.

    This appointment is exceptionally significant and critical to the future of our business

    Cameron GeorgeVodafone Warriors CEO
    “Phil is held in the highest regard as a rugby league expert both on and off the park.

    “He has an extensive and successful coaching history and is highly sought after in the media through his roles with Channel 9 and other organisations. He also achieved so much in rebuilding the Penrith Panthers to where they are right now.

    “He’ll play a huge role in helping to take us to a new level as a club.”

    George said Gould will work with the club on commercial and football opportunities as well as reviewing structures and pathways in the game with a view to bringing long-term benefits for the Vodafone Warriors and for the game generally in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

    “There’s no question this is an exciting challenge,” said Gould.

    “The owners Mark (Robinson) and Rob (Croot) and Cameron have a real passion for rugby league and they’re highly motivated to build the Vodafone Warriors into a powerful club over the coming years.

    A strong Warriors club is a great asset to the NRL

    Phil GouldNewly-appointed Vodafone Warriors consultant
    “A strong Warriors club is a great asset to the NRL, not to mention its importance to the continued development of international rugby league, which I know is a priority for Peter V'Landys and the ARL Commission.”

    After a 104-game first grade playing career, Gould coached the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and Penrith Panthers to premiership titles as well as being coaching director at the Sydney Roosters when they beat the Vodafone Warriors in the 2002 NRL grand final final. He also coached New South Wales to three consecutive State of Origin series wins in 1992, 1993 and 1994 followed by a 3-0 whitewash in 1996. In a second stint with the Blues he guided them to two more triumphs as well as a drawn series in 2002-2004.

    He took up a role as general manager with the Penrith Panthers from 2011-2019 when he drove the rebuilding of the club, which is currently leading this year’s NRL competition.

    Gould was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014 for “significant service to rugby league football as an administrator, commentator, coach and player and to the community.”

    PHIL GOULD

    Born: July 15, 1958

    Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales

    Coaching Career:

    Club:

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs coach 1988-1989

    Penrith Panthers coach 1990-1994

    Sydney City Roosters coach 1994-1999

    Representative:

    New South Wales coach 1992-1996

    New South Wales coach 2002-2004

    Management:

    Sydney Roosters coaching director 2002-2006

    Penrith Panthers general manager 2011-2019

    Playing Career:

    Position: Second row

    Junior Club: Wentworthville Magpies

    Club Career:

    Penrith Panthers 1976-1979

    Newtown Jets 1981-1982

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 1983-1985

    South Sydney Rabbitohs 1986

    Club Appearances: 104

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/20202/08/08/gould-appointed-consultant/

    The signing of Phil Gould is perhaps the most significant in the Club's history, lets hope it pays dividends.
     
  13. One Warrior

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    Giant Eels prop Evans signed
    The Vodafone Warriors have added more size to their 2021 NRL roster by signing giant Parramatta Eels prop Kane Evans, one of the tallest players in the competition.

    Boasting 108 NRL appearances for the Sydney Roosters and the Eels, the 199cm, 110kg Evans (28) has been secured on a two-year deal to the end of the 2022 season.

    His acquisition further boosts the club’s stocks of big forwards for next season following the signing of Mate Ma’a Tonga international Ben Murdoch-Masila from Warrington while Canberra’s Jack Murchie joined the Vodafone Warriors in May.

    “Kane is a really important signing for us as he brings the size, leg speed and aggression that we are looking to add to our pack,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

    “With Ben Murdoch-Masila coming, the rise of young Eliesa Katoa, Jack Murchie joining us and now Kane it dramatically changes the dynamics of the squad.

    “Kane always played in winning teams during his junior days and he brings that winning culture with him.

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    “Through his time at the Roosters and Parramatta he knows what this looks like and this was an ingredient we were keen to add to our squad.

    “He is also a fantastic team man who can galvanise teams with a sense of fun and he engenders great enthusiasm into a group.”

    Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George, while acknowledging Evans’ playing credentials, was equally impressed with his character.

    “We couldn’t have been more impressed with Kane in our Zoom meeting,” he said.

    “He displays all the qualities we are looking for and you could see the excitement in his eyes and hear the passion in his voice.

    Kane ibrings the size, leg speed and aggression that we are looking to add to our pack

    Peter O'SullivanVodafone Warriors recruitment manager
    “The experience he brings from his previous NRL clubs will be of great assistance to our group.”

    After excelling for the Roosters in the National Youth Competition, he represented the New South Wales Under-20s and the Junior Kangaroos in 2012 before making Fiji’s squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

    Evans debuted at NRL level for the Roosters early in 2014 and went to play 74 first-grade games for the club before signing with Parramatta for the 2018 season.

    He has made seven appearances for the Eels so far this season, scoring one of their two tries in their 14-12 win over the Sharks on Sunday.

    KANE EVANS

    Born: January 9, 1992

    Birthplace: Sydney, NSW

    Junior Club: Leichhardt Wanderers

    Position: Prop

    Height: 199cm

    Weight: 110kg

    Previous Clubs: Sydney Roosters (2013-2017)

    NRL Debut: Sydney Roosters v Parramatta Eels, Sydney Football Stadium, March 15, 2014 (Round 2)

    NRL Career: 108 appearances (2013-2020)

    Sydney Roosters: 74 appearances (2013-2017)

    Parramatta Eels: 34 appearances (2018-2020)

    NRL Points: 24 (6 tries)

    Representative: 13 Tests for Fiji Bati (2013-2019), Rugby League World Cup (2013, 2017), World All-Stars (2016), New South Wales City Origin (2015)

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/20202/08/12/giant-eels-prop-evans-signed/
     
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    Hopoate secured on loan

    • Agreement has been reached with the NRL and both clubs for exciting Manly Warringah Sea Eagles outside back Albert Hopoate to join the Vodafone Warriors on loan for the next four weeks.

    He will link up with the Vodafone Warriors at their Terrigal base on Sunday, becoming the club’s fifth loan player overall and the fourth currently in camp.

    The 19-year-old is a younger brother of Canterbury-Bulldogs fullback Will Hopoate and son of 1993-2005 NRL player John Hopoate.

    “We’re hugely grateful to (head coach) Des Hasler and the Sea Eagles as well as the NRL for the support they’ve given us in making Albert available,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

    “We’re delighted to have Albert on board. He was a prodigious talent coming through the junior grades, representative sides and Origin age teams for New South Wales.

    Albert was a prodigious talent coming through the junior grades

    Peter O'SullivanVodafone Warriors recruitment manager
    “Unfortunately, injury has curtailed his NRL aspirations so far but we are looking forward to seeing him play for the Vodafone Warriors.

    “Albert is a player who can handle fullback, wing and centre and is uncanny in his likeness to older brother Will.”

    Hopoate comes into the squad to provide much-needed depth in the outside backs following the loss of experienced wingers David Fusitu’a and Ken Maumalo, who returned home last month for family reasons.

    “Again we’re so thankful to the NRL and especially to Des and Manly for allowing Albert to join us,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

    “It’s a great gesture and a further indication of how the loan system is a win-win for both clubs involved. We’ve been delighted with the way the arrangements have worked for us.”

    A Beacon Hill Bears junior, Hopoate – 183cm and 98kg – is making his return from two knee operations after a stunning junior career. A search on You Tube unearths an array of exceptional Hopoate highlights videos.

    Sydney Roosters prop Poasa Faamausili, the Vodafone Warriors’ first loan player, made four appearances before the Roosters recalled him following a spate of injuries.

    He was replaced by Penrith prop Jack Hetherington who has played six times for the club but was suspended following last week’s win over Manly; he remains in camp.

    Parramatta winger George Jennings and prop Daniel Alvaro are also in Terrigal after lining up for the Vodafone Warriors for the third time in last night’s clash against Penrith.

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/20202/08/15/hopoate-secured-on-loan-deal/
     
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    Aitken's signing confirmed
    Experienced St George Illawarra centre Euan Aitken has been confirmed as the Vodafone Warriors’ latest signing after being snared on a three-year contract until the end of the 2023 NRL season.

    The 25-year-old Scotland international’s acquisition further boosts the club’s 2021 roster following the recent addition of towering Parramatta prop Kane Evans.

    Aitken made his 117th first-grade appearance for the Dragons in their 28-24 win over the Brisbane Broncos last night.

    “We are really excited to have a player of Euan’s capabilities joining us,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

    “He can play either side of the field and is in stellar form at the moment.

    He can play either side of the field and is in stellar form at the moment

    Peter O'SullivanVodafone Warriors recruitment manager
    “Euan was a State of Origin squad playertwo years ago and he’s back in that form at the moment. I can see his game going from strength to strength as he hits his prime age and experience levels.

    “His ability to break the line with power and speed are what he’ll bring to us and he’s a robust player with big upside.”

    A consistent try scorer with a total of 38 tries so far (a best of 10 in 2018), Aitken leads all centres so far this season for metres gained (1980 in 13 appearances, an average of 152 metres a game) and post contact metres (814). He ranks behind only Joseph Manu as the centre with the most tackle breaks (49) while he has been one of the most effective defensive centres in the competition this season with just 10 missed tackles so far.

    “After speaking with Euan we were ultra-impressed with his professionalism and we’re looking for him to be a leader in our group moving forward,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

    “He’s a quality young man who fits all the criteria we are looking for in our players and he can’t wait to join us and be part of a successful Vodafone Warriors outfit.”

    After playing his junior football for the Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs and Shellharbour Sharks, Aitken excelled for the Dragons in the National Youth Competition in 2013 and 2014, representing the Australian Schoolboys on tour in New Zealand in 2013 and lining up for the Junior Kangaroos in a 14-15 loss to the Junior Kiwis in Auckland in 2014. His teammates included Clint Gutherson, Waqa Blake, Ryan Matterson, Matt Lodge, Cameron McInnes, Joe Ofahengaue, Tevita Pangai, Jackson Bird and Cameron Munster while Kodi Nikorima was in the Kiwi side alongside Te Maire Martin, Sam Lisone, Addin Fonua-Blake, Joseph Tapine, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Danny Levi and Braden Hamlin-Uele.

    Aitken immediately established himself as a specialist centre on making his NRL debut for the Dragons as a 19-year-old in 2015, going on to start there in each of his 23 matches that season; he has filled that role on all but seven occasions in his six seasons at NRL level (used on the wing twice and on the interchange five times).

    Another new addition to the Vodafone Warriors’ 2021 roster is Warrington’s Mate Ma’a Tonga international Ben Murdoch-Masila while back rower Jack Murchie has also been signed on an extended deal after initially joining the club only until the send of this year.

    EUAN AITKEN

    Born: June 16, 1995

    Birthplace: Pambula, NSW

    Junior Clubs: Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs, Shellharbour Sharks

    Position: Centre

    Height: 182cm

    Weight: 93kg

    NRL Debut: St George Illawarra Dragons v Canberra Raiders, GIO Stadium, March 21, 2015 (Round 3)

    NRL Career: St George Illawarra Dragons (2015-2020)

    NRL Appearances: 117 appearances

    NRL Points: 152 (38 tries)

    Representative: 3 Tests for Scotland Bravehearts (2016), Prime Minister’s XIII (2015), Country New South Wales Origin (2016)

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/20202/08/22/centre-aitken-signed-until-2023
     
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    Loan stay extended for Alvaro and Jennings
    Agreement has today been reached for Parramatta prop Daniel Alvaro and winger George Jennings to extend their loan stays with the Vodafone Warriors but young Manly outside back Albert Hopoate has been recalled by his club.

    It was initially thought yesterday’s 20-14 win over the Bulldogs would be the fourth and last appearance for the on-loan Eels teammates but the Vodafone Warriors, Parramatta and the NRL have since cleared the way for them to stay on.

    However, 19-year-old Hopoate, who was in line to make his NRL debut during his time with the Vodafone Warriors, has been called back due to Manly’s injury issues.

    “We’re thrilled Daniel and George are able to stay on but we’re also disappointed for Albert who leaves without playing for us after just a week in camp. He’s a terrific young man,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

    “We really appreciate the lengths (coach) Brad Arthur, (recruitment manager) Peter Sharp and the Eels as well as the NRL are going to in helping us at a time when we’re so desperately short of players. Daniel and George have fitted in so well in our environment and have been a real credit to their club with the way they’ve conducted themselves on and off the field.

    “We really enjoyed having Albert in camp with us. He made a wonderful impression, too. We thank (Manly coach) Des Hasler and the Sea Eagles for showing their support and wish Albert all the best for the future.”

    Since joining the Vodafone Warriors, Alvaro and Jennings have been involved in the team’s run of three wins – all away games – in their last four outings.

    Alvaro has lifted his career tally of appearances to 92 and Jennings to 32.

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2020/08/24/alvaro-and-jennings-stay-on/



     
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    Hiku signs for another year
    Vodafone Warriors centre Peta Hiku has recommitted to the club after being re-signed on a one-season deal for 2021.

    The 27-year-old Kiwi international, off contract at the end of the season, returned to the club on a three-year deal in 2018 after starting his NRL career with Manly-Warringah in 2013 before a stint with Penrith and later with Warrington in the English Super League.

    His re-signing comes after the Vodafone Warriors recently announced St George Illawarra Dragons centre Euan Aitken had been secured on a three-year contract from next season.

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    “Peta deserves his new contract. He has been in stellar form the last six weeks and has worked really hard on his game,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

    “He brings unbelievable skill and try scoring involvement whether it be setting them up or scoring them himself. It’s no coincidence the wingers outside him are always around the top of the try scoring list.”

    He brings unbelievable skill and try scoring involvement whether it be setting them up or scoring them himself

    Peter O'SullivanVodafone Warriors recruitment manager
    Hiku, a Manurewa Marlins junior, is the Vodafone Warriors’ top try scorer so far this season with six, including a hat-trick in the 37-26 win over North Queensland and a double in the 26-20 victory against Wests Tigers.

    “Peta provides invaluable experience to our club. With a number of promising young outside backs coming through, they’ll benefit from his talent.,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

    “As a very popular member of the squad, it’s great news to have him on board as we continue to build our roster for 2021 and the future.”

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    Hiku has averaged 113 metres a game in his 14 appearances but has lifted that average to 128 a game in the club’s last six matches. He has also provided five try assists across those six games including two in last Saturday’s 36-6 win over Newcastle.

    Used on the right edge in 2018, he played a key role in right winger David Fusitu’a taking out the Dally M top try scorer award with 23 touchdowns and he was just as influential in 2019 when he was moved to the left edge helping Ken Maumalo to a team-high 17 tries.

    PETA HIKU

    Date of Birth: December 4, 1992

    Birthplace: Gisborne, New Zealand

    Junior Club: Manurewa Marlins

    Position: Centre

    Height: 1.86m

    Weight: 101kg

    Rep Honours: 11 Tests for Kiwis (2014-2018), Four Nations (2014)

    Previous Clubs: Vodafone Warriors (2012), Manly Sea Eagles (2013-2015), Penrith Panthers (2016-2017), Warrington Wolves (2017)

    NRL Debut: Manly v Cronulla, Brookvale Oval, April 14, 2013 (Round 6)

    Vodafone Warriors Debut: v South Sydney, Perth Stadium, March 10, 2018 (Round 1)

    NRL Career: 139 appearances 2013-2020:

    Manly: 60 appearances (2013-2015)

    Penrith: 20 appearances (2016-2017)

    Vodafone Warriors: 59 appearances (2018-2020)

    NRL Points: 206 (50 tries, 3 goals):

    Manly: 118 (28 tries, 3 goals)

    Penrith: 24 (6 tries)

    Vodafone Warriors: 64 (16 tries)

    Super League Career: 11 appearances for Warrington (2017)

    Super League Points: 40 (10 tries)

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2020/09/02/hiku-signs-for-another-season/
     
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    Current Squad/year contract expires:

    Eliesa Katoa 2024
    David Fusitua 2023
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2022
    Ken Maumalo 2022
    Agnatius Paasi 2022
    Chanel Harris-Tavita 2022
    Tohu Harris 2021
    Bunty Afoa 2021
    Karl Lawton 2021
    Jazz Tevaga 2021
    Leeson Ah Mau 2021
    Kodi Nikorima 2021 (PO 2022)
    Paul Turner 2021 (Development Contract)
    Tom Ale 2021 (Development Contract)
    Israel Ogden 2021 (Development Contract)
    Tyler Slade 2021(Development Contract)
    Adam Pompey 2021
    Hayze Perham 2021
    Peta HIku 2021
    Jackson Frei 2021
    Nathaniel Roache 2020
    Leivaha Pulu 2020
    Adam Blair 2020 (PO 2021)
    Gerard Beale 2020
    Isaish Papalii 2020
    Adam Keighran 2020
    Taane Milne 2020
    Lachlan Burr 2020
    Patrick Herbert 2020
    Selestino Ravutamada 2020 (Development Contract)

    Gains

    Josh Curran 2021 (Sydney Roosters)
    Rocco Berry 2021 (Development Contract)
    Wayde Egan 2022 (Penrith Panthers)
    Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 2022 (Norths Devils)
    Jack Murchie 2022 (Canberra Raiders)
    Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)

    2020 Loan Deals

    Poasa Faamausili - 1 Month loan (Sydney Roosters) Returned to Roosters 27/6/20
    Jack Hethrington - (Penrith Panthers)
    Daniel Alvaro (Parramatta Eels)
    George Jennings - (Parramatta Eels)
    Albert Hopoate - (Manly Sea Eagles) Returned to Manly 24/8/20

    Gains for 2021

    Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023 (Warrington Wolves)
    Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)
    Kane Evans 2022 (Parramatta Eels)
    Euan Aitken 2023 (St George Dragons)
    Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)

    Losses for 2021

    Blake Green (Newcastle Knights) - Released 4/8/2020
    Gerard Beale
    Taane Milne ??
    Nathaniel Roache
    Lachlan Burr
    Leivaha Pulu
    King Vuniyayawa

    Losses

    Solomone Kata (Melbourne Storm)
    Chris Satae (Hull FC)
    Ligi Sao (Hull FC)
    Blake Ayshford (Retirement)
    Isaac Luke (St George Dragons)
    Sam Lisone (Gold Coast Titans)

    Uncertain for 2020

    Api Pewhairangi
    Sean Mullaney
     
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