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2024 Roster: Gains & Losses

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2023, what a year, we made it to the game before the Grand Final, be honest, who saw that coming at the beginning of the year, I believe we exceeded all expectations. We have a coach in Andrew Webster who can take us to the promised land, our first premiership, first item of business should be locking him up long term, sensational year by the team, particularly SJ, AFB,
Thou, Charnze, Egan and DWZ, there should be some Dally M awards coming the team's way. The NSW Cup team also made their Preliminary Final, 2024 is looking good, with RTS and CHT coming in, hopefully we sign someone to partner AFB in the front row, below is the squad as it stands at the moment:

Current Squad/year contract expires:

Addin Fonua-Blake 2026
Marata Niukore 2026
Bunty Afoa 2025
Tom Ale 2025
Edward Kosi 2025
Marcelo Montoya 2025
Demitric Sifakula 2025
Wayde Egan 2025
Ali Leiataua 2025
Adam Pompey 2025
Dylan Walker 2025
Mitchell Barnett 2025
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2025
Te Maire Martin 2025
Ronald Volkman 2025
Tohu Harris 2024
Rocco Berry 2024
Josh Curran 2024
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2024
Jacob Laban 2024 (Development Contract)
Zyon Maiuu 2024 (Development Contract)
Jazz Tevaga 2024
Shaun Johnson 2024
Freddy Lussick 2024
Luke Metcalf 2024
Jackson Ford 2024
Taine Tuaupiki 2024 CO

Gains for 2024

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2026 (Auckland Blues, NZ Rugby)
Chanel Harris-Tavita 2025 (Sabbatical)

Losses for 2024

Viliami Vailea (North Queensland Cowboys)
Bailey Sironen (Catalan Dragons)
Valingi Kepu
Braydon Wiliame (Retirement)

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

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Gotta think we might as well add Curran to the list of players leaving now- I really can’t see him not getting snapped up by another club.
 

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Not a gain to the roster, but huge news for the Warriors, Andrew Webster extends his contract through to the end of 2028, Top 4 first year and made through to the Preliminary Finals, also Dally M Coach of the year, the future is looking bright:

Webster locked in until 2028​

One New Zealand Warriors head coach Andrew Webster has had his contract extended by three years to the end of the 2028 NRL season.​

The deal means the 41-year-old 2023 Dally M Coach of the Year is now set to equal the longest coaching tenure in the club’s history of six seasons.

Previously an assistant coach with the One New Zealand Warriors in 2015-2016, Webster guided the club to the NRL finals for the first time since 2018 and the first preliminary final since 2011.
“Andrew has confirmed to us that he’s the right fit for our club and his skills as a coach are what we need to cement our long-term development through our pathways,” said One New Zealand Warriors CEO Cameron George.
“He did an extremely good job this season and we have every confidence that he’ll continue to grow into the role.
“Both Andrew and I share the same vision, passion and commitment for success at our club on all levels.
“Another important element of extending his contract is that the stars of the future can see stability in long-term planning in the head coaching role and they see a coach who is driven to develop players of all age groups to become NRL players of the future for the Warriors.”
In his rookie season as a head coach, Webster piloted the One New Zealand Warriors to a 17-10 win-loss record, the second equal best in the club’s history.
“I never wanted to leave in the first place so now I get to lock up the future which I’m really grateful for,” said Webster.
“It was great being here as an assistant when I was at the club the first time and it’s even better now.
“There’s a bright future from our pathways through to our NRL roster and especially in the front office with Mark (Robinson) and Cameron (George). I truly feel we will have sustained success.”
The success achieved by the Webster-coached One New Zealand Warriors on the field was reflected off it by unprecedented recognition at the Dally M Awards.

As well as Webster claiming the coach of the year accolade, halfback Shaun Johnson came within a whisker of winning the Dally M Medal while he was named in the Dally M Team of the Year along with winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and prop Addin Fonua-Blake.
Tohu Harris (lock) and Wayde Egan (hooker) were finalists for their positions and Harris was also a finalist in the captain of the year category.
Johnson was voted by his peers as The Players’ Champion, Fonua-Blake was a finalist for the award and Johnson, Watene-Zelezniak and Fonua-Blake all made the RLPA Dream Team.

ANDREW WEBSTER​

Date of birth: January 17, 1982
Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Current position: One New Zealand Warriors head coach 2023-
Previous appointments:
Penrith Panthers assistant coach 2021-2022
Toa Samoa assistant coach 2022
Wests Tigers NRL assistant coach 2017-2020
Wests Tigers NRL interim head coach 2017
One New Zealand Warriors NRL assistant coach 2015-2016
Wests Tigers NYC (under-20) head coach 2014
Parramatta NYC (under-20) head coach 2013
Wests Tigers NYC (under-20) assistant coach 2012
Balmain Tigers SG Ball Cup coach 2012
Hull Kingston Rovers assistant coach 2006-2007 and 2009-2011

 

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The official club story on Curran's release:

Curran granted early release​


One New Zealand Warriors back rower Josh Curran has been granted an immediate release to continue his career with another NRL club.
The 24-year-old Sydney-born Curran was off contract at the end of next season after originally joining the club midway through the 2019 campaign.
“We recently advised Josh that it was unlikely we would be able to re-sign him beyond next year,” said One New Zealand Warriors CEO Cameron George.

“We told him we were happy for him to see out his contract but if he did find an option that provided him with longer term security to please come back and talk to us.
“We’re pleased for him that he has found a new club and he leaves with our best wishes. We really appreciate the contribution Josh has made in his five seasons with us.”
Curran joined the One New Zealand Warriors in 2019 after his debut and only appearance for the Sydney Roosters that year.
Used predominantly off the bench, he played 23 matches during the 2023 season to lift his tally for the club to 60 games.

 

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Current Squad/year contract expires:

Addin Fonua-Blake 2026
Marata Niukore 2026
Selumiela Halesina 2026 (Development 2024 & 25, NRL 2026)
Bunty Afoa 2025
Tom Ale 2025
Edward Kosi 2025
Marcelo Montoya 2025
Demitric Sifakula 2025
Wayde Egan 2025
Ali Leiataua 2025
Adam Pompey 2025
Dylan Walker 2025
Mitchell Barnett 2025
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2025
Te Maire Martin 2025
Ronald Volkman 2025
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2025
Taine Tuaupiki 2025
Tohu Harris 2024
Rocco Berry 2024
Jacob Laban 2024
Zyon Maiuu 2024
Jazz Tevaga 2024
Shaun Johnson 2024
Freddy Lussick 2024
Luke Metcalf 2024
Jackson Ford 2024
Tanner Stowers-Smith 2024 (Development)
Sanele Aukusitino 2024 (Development)
Patrick Moimoi 2024 (Development)
Equate f**kof**ka 2024 (Development) (Note asterixes put in by website when I saved, not put in by me)
Ben Farr 2024 (Development)

Gains for 2024

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2026 (Auckland Blues, NZ Rugby)
Chanel Harris-Tavita 2025 (Sabbatical)

Losses for 2024

Viliami Vailea (North Queensland Cowboys)
Bailey Sironen (Catalan Dragons)
Valingi Kepu
Braydon Wiliame (Retirement)
Josh Curran (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)

As always anybody who has any further info, please advise, thanks.
 
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The following players have been upgraded by the club, not announced officially by club yet, but the official NRL signings tracker contract list notes the following upgrades:

Taine Tuaupiki - Club option taken up for 2024 and signed through to end of 2025.
Zyon Maiu'u - Upgraded to NRL squad for 2024.
Jacob Laban - Upgraded to NRL squad for 2024.
Selumiela Halesina - Development contract for 2024 & 2025, NRL contract for 2026.
Ben Farr - Development contract for 2024.
Sanele Aukusitino - Development contract for 2024.
Patrick Moimoi - Development contract for 2024.
Etuale f**kof**ka - Development contract for 2024. (Note asterixes put in by website when I saved, not put in by me)
Tanner Stowers-Smith - Development contract for 2024.
 

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The following players have been upgraded by the club, not announced officially by club yet, but the official NRL signings tracker contract list notes the following upgrades:

Taine Tuaupiki - Club option taken up for 2024 and signed through to end of 2025.
Zyon Maiu'u - Upgraded to NRL squad for 2024.
Jacob Laban - Upgraded to NRL squad for 2024.
Selumiela Halesina - Development contract for 2024 & 2025, NRL contract for 2026.
Ben Farr - Development contract for 2024.
Sanele Aukusitino - Development contract for 2024.
Patrick Moimoi - Development contract for 2024.
Etuale f**kof**ka - Development contract for 2024. (Note asterixes put in by website when I saved, not put in by me)
Tanner Stowers-Smith - Development contract for 2024.
Nice. Glad to see Maiu'u and Laban upgraded to top 30. Hopefully we'll see them in FG next season. Maiu'u's turning into a big lad. Might be an answer to some propping questions...
 

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Am I missing something? I thought Kalani Going had an outstanding season for the reserves this year yet the club hasn't signed him yet. What's going on?
(Excuse the pun.)
 

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Jacob Laban & Zyon Maui's both re-signed until the end end of 2026:

Laban and Maiu'u re-signed​

Highly-promising One New Zealand Warriors forwards Jacob Laban and Zyon Maiu’u have been re-signed on two-year deals to the end of the 2026 season.
The contract extensions follow a 2023 season in which Wellington-raised Laban (19) and Aucklander Maiu’u (20) both made rapid progress.
Laban was 18th man for the One New Zealand Warriors’ final NRL regular season encounter with the Dolphins before representing the New Zealand Kiwis A against Mate Ma’a Tonga A while Maiu’u played in every one of the reserve grade side’s 27 games in the New South Wales Cup.

“Jacob and Zyon were both elevated into our NRL top 30 squad during the season and have worked hard to earn their new contracts,” said One New Zealand Warriors general manager recruitment, pathways and development Andrew McFadden.
“They’ve made huge progress since joining the club during the Covid period and provide a great example of the benefits of our pathways.”
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One New Zealand Warriors head coach Andrew Webster has big expectations of Laban and Maiu’u.
“They’ve come off impressive seasons and definitely have what is required to succeed in the NRL,” he said.
“They were both eligible for our SG Ball Cup under-19 side this year but they showed they were more than ready to be developed at a higher level.
“Zyon did a fantastic job cementing himself in reserve grade from the start of the season while Jacob underlined his ability throughout and came close to making his NRL debut late in the campaign.
“We see big futures for both of them and it’s only a matter of time before they have a taste of NRL football.”
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Laban and Maiu’u, initially signed at the same time in 2021, were both used off the bench in the One New Zealand Warriors’ Preseason Challenge clash against the Wests Tigers in February.
While just 19 at the start of the season, Maiu’u was an integral contributor to the club’s run to within one win of the New South Wales Cup grand final. He averaged 42 minutes, almost 100 metres and 18 tackles a game while he made a total of 60 tackle breaks.

Laban started the year in the SG Ball Cup side before moving into the NSW Cup line-up. In 17 outings for the reserve grade side he scored five tries and averaged 74 metres and 24 tackles a game with 30 tackle breaks.
The pair spent the 2022 season based in Australia with the One New Zealand Warriors when they played for feeder club Redcliffe in Queensland’s age group competitions.

JACOB LABAN​

Born: April 17, 2004
Home town: Lower Hutt
Junior Club: Te Aroha Eels, Randwick Kingfishers (Wellington)
Position: Second rower
Height: 188cm
Weight: 110kg
New South Wales Cup (One New Zealand Warriors):
Appearances: 17 (2023)
Points: 20 (5 tries)
SG Ball Cup U19 (One New Zealand Warriors):
Appearances: 2 (2023)
Points: 4 (1 try)
Hastings Deering Colts U18 (Redcliffe Dolphins):
Appearances: 8 (2022)
Points: 16 (4 tries)
Mal Meninga Cup U20 (Redcliffe Dolphins):
Appearances: 5 (2022)
Points: 8 (2 tries)
Rep Honours: New Zealand Kiwis A (2023), New Zealand Residents 16s (2020)

ZYON MAIU'U​

Born: June 29, 2003
Home town: Auckland
Junior Club: Te Atatu Roosters, Glenora Bears (Auckland)
Position: Second rower
Height: 183cm
Weight: 104kg
New South Wales Cup (One New Zealand Warriors):
Appearances: 27 (2023)
Points: 8 (2 tries)
SG Ball Cup U18 (One New Zealand Warriors):
Appearances: 6 (2020)
Points: 8 (2 tries)
Mal Meninga Cup U20 (Redcliffe Dolphins):
Appearances: 13 (2022)
Points: 0
Rep Honours: New Zealand Under-18 Schools (2020), New Zealand Residents 16s (2019)

 

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Current Squad/year contract expires:

Marata Niukore 2026
Selumiela Halesina 2026 (Development 2024 & 25, NRL 2026)
Jacob Laban 2026
Rocco Berry 2026
Zyon Maiuu 2026
Bunty Afoa 2025
Tom Ale 2025
Edward Kosi 2025
Marcelo Montoya 2025
Demitric Sifakula 2025
Wayde Egan 2025
Ali Leiataua 2025
Adam Pompey 2025
Dylan Walker 2025
Mitchell Barnett 2025
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2025
Te Maire Martin 2025
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2025
Taine Tuaupiki 2025
Tohu Harris 2025
Jackson Ford 2025
Addin Fonua-Blake 2024
Jazz Tevaga 2024
Shaun Johnson 2024
Freddy Lussick 2024
Luke Metcalf 2024
Jackson Ford 2024
Tanner Stowers-Smith 2024 (Development)
Sanele Aukusitino 2024 (Development)
Patrick Moimoi 2024 (Development)
Equate f**kof**ka 2024 (Development) (Note asterixes put in by website when I saved, not put in by me)
Ben Farr 2024 (Development)

Gains for 2024

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2026 (Auckland Blues, NZ Rugby)
Chanel Harris-Tavita 2025 (Sabbatical)
Kurt Capewell 2026 (Brisbane Broncos)

Losses for 2024

Viliami Vailea (North Queensland Cowboys)
Bailey Sironen (Catalan Dragons)
Valingi Kepu
Braydon Wiliame (Retirement)
Josh Curran (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Ronald Volkman (St George Dragons)

Losses for 2025

Addin Fonua-Blake (Cronulla Sharks)

As always anybody who has any further info, please advise, thanks.
 
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Tohu Harris re-signs for 2025:

Harris re-signed until 2025​

One New Zealand Warriors captain Tohu Harris has added another year to his stay with the club by re-signing until the end of the 2025 NRL season.
Preparing for his third year as captain, the 31-year-old, off contract at the end of the 2024 campaign, has re-committed for an eighth season with the club.

The inspirational Harris led the One New Zealand Warriors to their first preliminary final in 12 years this season as he achieved twin milestones of playing his 200th career game and his 100th for the club.
“It’s tremendous for us knowing we’ll have Tohu for another season,” said One New Zealand Warriors general manager recruitment, pathways and development Andrew McFadden.
“He has been so critical in helping us to where we are today, a job he started in the tough times away from home in Australia.”
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One New Zealand Warriors head coach Andrew Webster, recently re-signed until 2028, said Harris’ re-signing was a major boost ahead of the 2024 campaign.
“I’m a huge fan of Tohu’s. He’s an unbelievable player and person who means so much to our club,” he said.
“Without him and his leadership on and off the field we certainly wouldn’t be where we are right now.
“When I first talked to him before returning here I was so impressed by his passion and what he wants for the club. He proved that throughout the last season and now he has the opportunity to take the team further as we seek more improvement.”
Harris became the One New Zealand Warriors’ 12th captain when he took over from Roger Tuivasa-Sheck ahead of the 2022 season; now the pair will be reunited with Tuivasa-Sheck back at the club for a second stint.
The 2023 season was the busiest of Harris’ six years with the club. He played 23 of the 27 matches averaging 69 minutes, 140 metres and 40 tackles a game.
A two-time winner of the Simon Mannering Medal in 2020 and 2021, Harris was a finalist for the 2023 Dally M Captain of the Year award.

TOHU HARRIS​

Born: January 7, 1992
Birthplace: Hastings, NZ
Junior club: Tamatea Sports Club
Position: Loose forward
Height: 195cm
Weight: 112kg
Previous clubs: Melbourne Storm (2013-2017)
First grade debut: Melbourne Storm v St George Illawarra Dragons, AAMI Park, Melbourne, March 10, 2013 (Rd 1)
One New Zealand Warriors debut: v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Optus Stadium, Perth,
March 10, 2018 (Rd 1)
One New Zealand Warriors #: 224
NRL appearances: 220 (2013-2023)
Melbourne Storm: 117 (2013-2017)
One New Zealand Warriors: 103 (2018-2023)
NRL points: 136 (30 tries, 8 goals)
Melbourne Storm: 88 (18 tries, 8 goals)
One New Zealand Warriors: 48 (12 tries)
Representative: 16 Tests for New Zealand (2013-16), Four Nations (2014, 2016), Māori All-Stars (2019)

 
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Probably need to put an asterisk next to AFBs name now as we know he won’t be seeing out his contract in all likelihood
 

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