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2022 Roster: Gains & Losses

One Warrior

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2021 is virtually over for the Warriors and what a year it has been, Covid has meant the team has spent the entire year in Australia, first Tamworth, then the Central Coast and finally the Gold Coast, we were going to have a game at Mt Smart, but Covid ended that, bugger it, I had tickets. 2022 looks likely to be just as unsettled, with Covid outbreaks again, the team could be based at Redcliffe for the new year, even the pre-season. Hopefully the team will be better for all the close losses this season, the prospect of Shaun Johnson back at the club means a few drop goals may be landed Below is the squad as it stands at the moment:

Current Squad/year contract expires:

Eliesa Katoa 2024
Tohu Harris 2024
Rocco Berry 2024
Taniela Otukolo 2024
David Fusitua 2023
Adam Pompey 2023
Jazz Tevaga 2023
Bunty Afoa 2023
Viliami Vailea 2023
Josh Curran 2023
Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023
Euan Aitken 2023
Addin Fonua-Blake 2023
Bayley Sironen 2023
Reece Walsh 2023 (2024 PO)
Jazz Tevaga 2022 (2023 PO)
Chanel Harris-Tavita 2022
Wayde Egan 2022
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 2022
Jack Murchie 2022
Kodi Nikorima 2022
Temple Kalepo 2022
Marcelo Montoya 2022
Junior Ratuva 2022
Kane Evans 2022
Pride Petterson-Robati 2022
Edward Kosi 2022

Gains

Jacob Laban 2024 (Kelston Boys High)
Zyon Maiuu 2024 (Kelston Boys High)
Aaron Pene 2023 (Melbourne Storm)
Shaun Johnson 2023 (Cronulla Sharks)
Matt Lodge 2022 (2023 PO) ( Brisbane Broncos)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2024 (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)

Losses

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Auckland Blues, NZ Rugby)
Paul Turner (Gold Coast Titans)
Peta Hiku (North Queensland Cowboys)
Hayze Perham (Parramatta Eels)
Ken Maumalo (Wests Tigers)
Sean O'Sullivan
Isaiah Vagana
Leeson ah Mau

Unsure on Status

Tom Ale
Jackson Frei
Jyrus Glamazina (2021 Development Contract)
Lleyton Finau (2021 Train & Trial)

As always anybody who has any further info, please advise, thanks.
 
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taste2taste

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Brad Fitler and Peter Sterling were talking in commentary about the warriors great wingers, they mentioned the best of them was David Fusitua. They then said they hope he comes back to Rugby League. That had me thinking WTF ? Did he go to Union ? So, I came here and see above he's contracted to the Warriors until 2023.
Is he still the warriors best winger ?
 

Rich102

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Who knows? He wasn't the last time he played for us.
Heard he had gone home to NZ then heard he was playing for Redcliffe.
A waste of cap space at the moment.
 

spear tackle

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A week or two back after a Warriors match Monty Betham described as "former Warrior" , I dont know if he knows something or just said it because he hasn't been around for a while.
 

One Warrior

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Current Squad/year contract expires:

Eliesa Katoa 2024
Tohu Harris 2024
Rocco Berry 2024
Taniela Otukolo 2024
Adam Pompey 2023
Jazz Tevaga 2023
Bunty Afoa 2023
Viliami Vailea 2023
Josh Curran 2023
Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023
Euan Aitken 2023
Addin Fonua-Blake 2023
Bayley Sironen 2023
Reece Walsh 2023 (2024 PO)
Jazz Tevaga 2022 (2023 PO)
Chanel Harris-Tavita 2022
Wayde Egan 2022
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 2022
Jack Murchie 2022
Kodi Nikorima 2022
Temple Kalepo 2022
Marcelo Montoya 2022
Junior Ratuva 2022
Pride Petterson-Robati 2022
Edward Kosi 2022

Gains

Jacob Laban 2024 (Kelston Boys High)
Zyon Maiuu 2024 (Kelston Boys High)
Aaron Pene 2023 (Melbourne Storm)
Shaun Johnson 2023 (Cronulla Sharks)
Matt Lodge 2022 (2023 PO) ( Brisbane Broncos)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2024 (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Ash Taylor Train & Trial Contract 2022 Preseason ( Gold Coast Titans)

Losses

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Auckland Blues, NZ Rugby)
Paul Turner (Gold Coast Titans)
Peta Hiku (North Queensland Cowboys)
Hayze Perham (Parramatta Eels)
Ken Maumalo (Wests Tigers)
Sean O'Sullivan
Isaiah Vagana
Leeson ah Mau (Retired)
Kane Evans (Probably Super League)
David Fusitua (Leeds Rhinos)

Unsure on Status

Tom Ale
Jackson Frei
Jyrus Glamazina (2021 Development Contract)
Lleyton Finau (2021 Train & Trial)

As always anybody who has any further info, please advise, thanks.
 
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One Warrior

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Warriors and Evans part ways​

Richard Becht & photosport.nz Fri 8 Oct 2021, 09:38 AM

The Vodafone Warriors and prop Kane Evans have mutually agreed to part company.

Evans (29), who was signed for two years from Parramatta, has been released from the last season of his contract in 2022.

“By mutual agreement we’ve parted ways amicably to enable Kane to pursue opportunities in the Super League,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“We thank Kane for the contribution he has made this season and wish him all the best for his future in England.”

Evans joined the Vodafone Warriors after a total of 117 matches for the Sydney Roosters and Parramatta since his NRL debut it 2014.

He made 14 appearances for the Vodafone Warriors this year to lift his career tally to 131 games.


A short & sweet article, very good news.
 

One Warrior

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Vodafone Warriors sign Taylor​

Experienced Gold Coast playmaker Ash Taylor has been handed the chance of a one-year contract with the Vodafone Warriors after signing a train and trial deal with a club top 30 option for 2022.
The 26-year-old Queenslander will join the Vodafone Warriors when they start their 2022 NRL preseason campaign at their new home base in Redcliffe next month.

Taylor had been without a club after being released by the Titans following 114 appearances for them since 2016.
“Ash has backed himself to recapture his best form with the chance of a one-year contract with us,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.
“He has some very achievable targets set for him and is looking forward to joining the squad next month.”
Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown is confident Taylor will make the most of his opportunity.
“Ash has had some challenges during his career but we all know what he’s capable of and he also brings plenty of experience,” he said.
“It’s exciting having him onboard and looking to prove himself during the preseason. He’ll provide a different dynamic and we think the change of club could be just what he needs.”
Taylor ended his Gold Coast career with 16 appearances this season as the club made the finals for just the fourth time and the first since 2016.
Taylor made his NRL debut with Brisbane in 2015 before joining the Titans in 2016, a season which saw him named Dally M rookie of the year.
ASH TAYLOR
Born: March 17, 1995
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Qld
Junior Club: Toowoomba Brothers.
Position: Standoff/halfback
Height: 181cm
Weight: 94kg
Previous Clubs: Brisbane Broncos (2015), Gold Coast Titans (2016-2021)
NRL Debut: Brisbane Broncos v Newcastle Knights, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, September 3, 2015 (Rd 26)
NRL Games: 115 (2015-2021)
Brisbane Broncos: 1 (2015)
Gold Coast Titans: 114 (2016-2021)
NRL Points: 335 (18 tries, 130 goals, 3 field goals)
Representative: Junior Kangaroos (2015), Indigenous All-Stars (2017)

 

jaseg

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Makes sense to stay linked next year since we'll be over there for first grade. After that I guess they'll partner with another QRL team without an NRL link... nowhere near as good as the Dolphins though, choice of Hunters (unlikely, they're in PNG), Jets (Ipswish) or Capras (Rockhampton).
 

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Fusitua gone:

Fusitu'a leaves for Super League​

Vodafone Warriors winger David Fusitu’a has been granted an immediate release from his contract.
The Mate Ma’a Tonga international, who was signed until the end of the 2023 season, will continue his career in the English Super League.
“David has an opportunity to secure his future in the United Kingdom and wants the chance to make a fresh start,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“He has had a difficult time in 2020 and 2021 but, at his best, he is one of the leading outside backs in the game. Going to the Super League gives him the chance to rediscover his form.
“As our longest-serving Vodafone Warriors player he has made a huge contribution to the club. We thank him for his service and wish David and his family all the best for the future.”
Fusitu’a, who made his NRL debut against St George Illawarra in 2014, leaves with a career total of 108 games in eight seasons with the Vodafone Warriors.
Last year he became the 24th player to appear in 100 matches for the club but injury issues limited him to just five matches this season.
He peaked in 2018 when he was named the Dally M winger of the year, scoring a total of 23 tries in 23 games.
With six tries in 28 matches since he has a tally of 61 tries, fifth on the club’s all-time list.

 

SpaceMonkey

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Can’t say anyone will be too sad about that, he’s been gone two years already really. Hope he finds a way to revitalise his career there.
 

SpaceMonkey

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Makes sense to stay linked next year since we'll be over there for first grade. After that I guess they'll partner with another QRL team without an NRL link... nowhere near as good as the Dolphins though, choice of Hunters (unlikely, they're in PNG), Jets (Ipswish) or Capras (Rockhampton).
They might go back to linking up with a NSW cup team in 2023, means a bit less travel when we’re back in NZ.
 

One Warrior

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Current Squad/year contract expires:

Eliesa Katoa 2024
Tohu Harris 2024
Rocco Berry 2024
Taniela Otukolo 2024
Adam Pompey 2023
Jazz Tevaga 2022 (2023 PO)
Bunty Afoa 2023
Viliami Vailea 2023 (Development Contract)
Josh Curran 2023
Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023
Euan Aitken 2023
Addin Fonua-Blake 2023
Bayley Sironen 2023
Reece Walsh 2023 (2024 PO)
Edward Kosi 2023
Chanel Harris-Tavita 2022
Wayde Egan 2022
Jack Murchie 2022
Kodi Nikorima 2022
Temple Kalepo 2022
Marcelo Montoya 2022
Junior Ratuva 2022
Pride Petterson-Robati 2022
Jackson Frei 2022 Preseason Train & Trial

Gains

Jacob Laban 2024 (Kelston Boys High)
Zyon Maiuu 2024 (Kelston Boys High)
Aaron Pene 2023 (Melbourne Storm)
Shaun Johnson 2023 (Cronulla Sharks)
Matt Lodge 2022 (2023 PO) ( Brisbane Broncos)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2024 (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Ash Taylor Train & Trial Contract 2022 Preseason ( Gold Coast Titans)

Losses

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Auckland Blues, NZ Rugby)
Paul Turner (Gold Coast Titans)
Peta Hiku (North Queensland Cowboys)
Hayze Perham (Parramatta Eels)
Ken Maumalo (Wests Tigers)
Sean O'Sullivan( Penrith Panthers)
Isaiah Vagana
Leeson ah Mau (Retired)
Kane Evans (Probably Super League)
David Fusitua (Leeds Rhinos)
Jyrus Glamazina (Newcastle Knights)
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (North Queensland Cowboys)

Unsure on Status

Tom Ale
Lleyton Finau (2021 Train & Trial)

As always anybody who has any further info, please advise, thanks.
 
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Taunoa-Brown Gone.

Vodafone Warriors prop Jamayne Taunoa- Brown is leaving the club to continue his NRL career with another club.

The 24-year-old 2020-2021 Indigenous All-Stars front rower was intially signed on a train and trial contract with the club before earning a fulltime deal for the 2020 season.

“Jamayne has asked for a release from his current contract and it has been granted,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

“Unfortunately we were unable to offer him a contract beyond 2022 so, with his best interests in mind, we’ve reluctantly agreed to let him go so he can accept a long-term offer for his future and security. We thank him for his service to the club and wish him well moving forward.”

Vodafone email.
 

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Vodafone Warriors sign Taylor​

Experienced Gold Coast playmaker Ash Taylor has been handed the chance of a one-year contract with the Vodafone Warriors after signing a train and trial deal with a club top 30 option for 2022.
The 26-year-old Queenslander will join the Vodafone Warriors when they start their 2022 NRL preseason campaign at their new home base in Redcliffe next month.

Taylor had been without a club after being released by the Titans following 114 appearances for them since 2016.
“Ash has backed himself to recapture his best form with the chance of a one-year contract with us,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.
“He has some very achievable targets set for him and is looking forward to joining the squad next month.”
Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown is confident Taylor will make the most of his opportunity.
“Ash has had some challenges during his career but we all know what he’s capable of and he also brings plenty of experience,” he said.
“It’s exciting having him onboard and looking to prove himself during the preseason. He’ll provide a different dynamic and we think the change of club could be just what he needs.”
Taylor ended his Gold Coast career with 16 appearances this season as the club made the finals for just the fourth time and the first since 2016.
Taylor made his NRL debut with Brisbane in 2015 before joining the Titans in 2016, a season which saw him named Dally M rookie of the year.
ASH TAYLOR
Born: March 17, 1995
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Qld
Junior Club: Toowoomba Brothers.
Position: Standoff/halfback
Height: 181cm
Weight: 94kg
Previous Clubs: Brisbane Broncos (2015), Gold Coast Titans (2016-2021)
NRL Debut: Brisbane Broncos v Newcastle Knights, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, September 3, 2015 (Rd 26)
NRL Games: 115 (2015-2021)
Brisbane Broncos: 1 (2015)
Gold Coast Titans: 114 (2016-2021)
NRL Points: 335 (18 tries, 130 goals, 3 field goals)
Representative: Junior Kangaroos (2015), Indigenous All-Stars (2017)

Don't think we should be too excited about Taylor i heard from a mate he's put on 10kg and he's on the durries, doesn't sound like he's taking signing with us too seriously.
 

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