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2023 Roster: Gains & Losses

BLN2

Juniors
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Good chance we’ll land Spencer Leniu.

Will wait until he sobers up, might change his mind..?

Seriously though, we don't know what draw Webster has, would be a little surprised if 1 or 2 Panthers didn't join us over the next couple years. With Pene gone, we're down to 2 NRL props in the squad. Sounds like Kerr is one, Leniu would add a nice dimension that Pene was supposed to bring. Really young still with a big motor, would be a good pick up if possible.
 

Blair

First Grade
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8,779
Talk we have signed a new junior Tanner Stowers-Smith.
Looks promising.
Google him for more info.
Right from the get-go I'm just calling him Tanner, rather than TSS. The rest of you will fall into line with the latter though, you watch!
 

One Warrior

Bench
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Official release:

Double Dragon Wiliame signed​

Versatile centre-back rower Brayden Wiliame has signed a two-year deal with the One New Zealand Warriors until the end of the 2024 NRL season.
Currently playing for Perpignan in the elite French rugby union competition, 29-year-old Wiliame boasts an extensive cross-code resume with almost 50 NRL games adding to his 77 Super League appearances with the Catalan Dragons.

“We’re thrilled to secure Brayden and look forward to the experience he’ll bring to the squad as well as the added versatility he offers the coaching group,” said One New Zealand Warriors GM Recruitment, Pathways and Development Andrew McFadden.
Wiliame made his NRL debut in 2013 and has scored 16 tries for the Parramatta Eels, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and St George Illawarra Dragons with 35 tries during his two years with the Catalans Dragons.
The former Fiji Bati international was a try scorer for Les Catalans in their 20-14 victory over Warrington in the 2018 Challenge Cup final at Wembley.

 

One Warrior

Bench
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Jazz Tevaga re-signs until the end of 2024:

Tevaga extends to 2024​

Experienced forward Jazz Tevaga has extended his One New Zealand Warriors NRL career to nine seasons after today signing a new one-year deal to the end of the 2024 season.
The 27-year-old’s recommitment follows a 2022 campaign which saw him become the 27th player to make 100 first-grade appearances for the club.

Heading into the return home from Covid exile, Tevaga shares the honour with established teammate Bunty Afoa of being the club’s newest 100-game players; only Shaun Johnson of the current squad has made more appearances for the One New Zealand Warriors.
“Jazz contributes so much to what our club stands for,” said One New Zealand Warriors GM recruitment, pathways and development Andrew McFadden.
“He brings so much energy, toughness and passion to the team as well as so much care and pride for a club which has been his home for so long.
“We’re thrilled he’ll be with us for another year as we head into an era of real change.”
After first wearing the club’s colours in the NYC under-20 team in 2014 and then in the New South Wales Cup, Tevaga went on to make his NRL debut against Melbourne in 2016.
“I’m so happy knowing we’re back home at last for the 2023 season after being in Australia for the last three years,” he said.
“I’m excited with what lies ahead with a new coach in Webby (Andrew Webster) and a lot of new players. And I can’t wait to be playing in front of our fans at last. That’s what I’ve missed the most.”
Across his 108-match career, Tevaga averages 84 metres and 34 tackles a game.

JAZZ TEVAGA​

Born: September 4, 1995
Birthplace: Christchurch, NZ
Junior Clubs: Burnham Chevaliers (Christchurch), Papakura Sea Eagles (Auckland)
Position: Loose forward/hooker
Height: 178cm
Weight: 98kg
Vodafone Warriors No: 209
NRL Debut: Vodafone Warriors v Melbourne, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, March 20, 2016 (Round 3)
NRL Games: 108 (2016-2022)

NRL Points: 28 (7 tries)
Representative: Four Tests for Toa Samoa (2017-2022), Māori All Stars (2022), Junior Kiwis (2015)

 

One Warrior

Bench
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Current Squad/year contract expires:

Addin Fonua-Blake 2026
Viliami Vailea 2025
Tohu Harris 2024
Rocco Berry 2024
Taniela Otukolo 2024
Otukinekina Kepu 2024
Valingi Kepu 2024
Wayde Egan 2024
Josh Curran 2024
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2024
Jacob Laban 2024 (Development Contract)
Zyon Maiuu 2024
Jazz Tevaga 2024
Shaun Johnson 2023
Aaron Pene 2023
Adam Pompey 2023
Bunty Afoa 2023
Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023
Bayley Sironen 2023
Edward Kosi 2023
Marcelo Montoya 2023
Tom Ale 2023
Demitric Sifakula (Development Contract)

Gains

Marata Niukore 2026 (Parramatta Eels)
Dylan Walker 2025 (Manly Sea Eagles)
Mitchell Barnett 2025 (Newcastle Knights)
Charnaze Nicoll-Klokstad 2025 (Canberra Raiders)
Te Maire Martin 2025 (Brisbane Broncos)
Ronald Volkman 2025 (Sydney City Roosters)
Freddy Lussick 2024 (Sydney City Roosters)
Luke Metcalf 2024 (Cronulla Sharks)
Taine Tuaupiki (NSW Cup Contract)
Brody Tamarua (NSW Cup Contract)
Solomon Vasuvulagi (NSW Cup Contract)
Patrick Sipley (NSW Cup Contract)
Chase Bernard (NSW Cup Contract)
Ollie Tumiavave (NSW Cup Contract)
Jackson Ford 2024 (St George Dragons)
Jayden Wiliame 2024 (Perpignan French RU)

Losses

Euan Aitken (Dolphins)
Reece Walsh (Brisbane Broncos)
Eliesa Katoa (Melbourne Storm)
Ash Taylor (Medical retirement)
Kodi Nikorima (South Sydney/Dolphins)
Matt Lodge (Sydney City Roosters)
Chanel Harris-Tavita (Early Retirement/Sabbatical)
Trei Fuller (Dolphins)
Jayden Corrigan (Norths Devils)
Adam Cook (Mackay Cutters)
Jesse Arthars (Brisbane Broncos)
Jack Murchie (Parramatta Eels)
Daejarn Asi (Parramatta Eels)
Dunamis Lui
Jackson Frei
Lleyton Finau
Junior Ratuva
Pride Petterson-Robati
Aaron Pene (Melbourne Storm)

Unsure on Status

Garrett Smith 2022 Train & Trial

As always anybody who has any further info, please advise, thanks.
 
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Rich102

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Staff member
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So Tevaga has been extended before he has played a game in 2023.
Someone has a higher opinion of him then me.
 

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