Opinion Introductions: Your all-time top five Warriors.


Voider of Warranties
Staff member
Apr 3, 2013
O.k. ...top ten if you have to, and there's plenty of good'ns to chose from.

1. Stacey Jones

  • 261 appearances and 674 points for the Warriors (1995-2005, 2009)
  • New Zealand Warriors Captain 2001-2005
  • New Zealand Captain 2002-2006
  • Rugby League Golden Boot Award – World’s Best Rugby League Player of the Year (2002)
  • Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Rugby League
  • Rugby League Players Association – Best Back Award (2005)
  • New Zealand Warriors Life Membership (2005)
  • New Zealand Warriors Special Award for 100 NRL games (1999)
  • New Zealand Warriors Special Award for 200 NRL games (2004)
  • Halberg awards Sportsman of the Year runner-up
  • New Zealand Rugby League Player of the Year (2002, 2001, 1999)
  • New Zealand Rugby League Promising Player of the Year (1995)
  • New Zealand Warriors Player of the Year (1997)
  • New Zealand Warriors Back of the Year (1999)
  • New Zealand Warriors Development Player of the Year (1995)
  • New Zealand Warriors Supporters’ Player of the Year (1999)
  • New Zealand Rugby League Personality of the Year (2002)
  • New Zealand Rugby League Annual Player of the Year (2002, 1999, 1997)
  • Auckland Rugby League Immortal
2. Ruben Wiki
2005 Warriors Player of the Year

Ruben Wiki of the Warriors waves goodbye to fans after playing his last NRL game and losing the second NRL Preliminary Final match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Warriors at the Sydney Football Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

3. Steve Price
2007 Warriors Player of the Year
...more later

4. Micheal Luck
2009 Warriors Player of the Year
Being a quick healer was mighty handy given the work he put in.

His Radio Sport broadcasts with D'arcy Waltergrave where compulsory listening....although after being in the wars, radio would have been a better option than TV.

Luck: "...the thing is mate, the Shark was only about this big".
...more later

5. Ivan Cleary
...more later


Involved Member
Jul 26, 2012
I only really started watching the Warriors in 2004. Strange time, I know. But it was because it was around that time I met the father of Wairangi Koopu and decided to watch his son play for the Warriors. Wasn't until 2007 though, when Wade came over, that I really saw myself as a fan who "kept the faith".

As such, my all time favourite players aren't really known for being in the all-mighty 2002 squad.

1. Steve Price
2. Ruben Wiki
3. Michael Luck
4. Lance Hohaia
5. Wade McKinnon.


Staff member
Apr 19, 2013
1. Stacey Jones
2. Ruben Wiki
3. Steve Price
(I think those 3 pick themselves)
4. Micheal Luck (Offered so much to the club and was an a great leader)
5. Joe Vagana - Liked him a lot. He was a solid no-nonsense player and you always new what you would get from him.


New Member
Feb 12, 2013
1. Stacey Jones
2. Micheal Luck
3. Robbie Mears
4. Francis Meli
5. Ali Lauitiiti

Price and Wiki were great but they played their best footy for other teams. Other honourable mentions are Campion, Manu, Webb, Wade, Hitro, Toopi and I was always a big fan of PJ Marsh...


Well Done Member
Sep 13, 2013
Could probably do an all Wigan one: :p

Dean Bell
Kevin Iro
Frano Botica
Sam Tomkins
There are probably others too.

But yeah, Jones and Wiki write themselves, both fantastic players