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David is the son of former NZ test great Roger Bailey. A Te Atatu Roosters junior, David made his debut for the Auckland provincial side playing out of the Pansonby club in 1991 and in 1992 played for the NZ Maori at the Pacific cup in 1992. Before signing for the Auckland Warriors David traveled to England and signed to play for Rochdale and then Wakefield. Between these two English clubs David played for the Waitakere Raiders in the Lion Red cup. Bailey joined the Auckland Warriors in 1997 and pushed hard for a first grade birth playing at centre. David played 2 games of the bench and 1 as a starting centre with his debut coming in 1997 in round 16 against the Canterbury Bulldogs in the Super League comp.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 3 1 0 0 4
Wakefield 5 0 0 1 1

Warriors # 49

Name: BAILEY, David
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Centre
Professional clubs: Roachdale, Wakefield, Warriors
48 Years

Dean is part of the famous New Zealand rugby league family. It was with the Manukau Magpies that Dean first began to show his class on the rugby league field. And his class was to remain in the minds of the Manukau Magpies fans when Dean was named their player of the century. But it was in 1982 as a 20 year old winger or centre that he got his first taste of professional rugby league with the Carlisle RLFC, but even his abilities couldn't stop Carlisle from being relegated at seasons end to division 2. Dean soon moved to a club more fitting his raw ability and he joined from 1983 through to 1984. At the end of 1984 Dean moved to the Eastern Suburbs Roosters in the NSWRL and played 42 games for them over the next two seasons. In 1986 Dean left the Roosters and joined the powerhouse Wigan. With his time at Wigan Dean amassed a vast collection of awards and they are listed as follows: Seven time Challenge cup winner including three as captain, six time league champion, a world series 7's winner, a five time John Player trophy winner, a two time RFL premiership winner, four times Lancashire cup winner, twice voted man of steel award, 1993 Lance Todd trophy winner and a Wigan Warriors hall of fame inductee. Dean is also one of a small group of rugby league men to be the subject of the television program "This is your life". In 1995 Dean returned home with his Wigan coach Jon Moniet to lead the new Winfield cup club the Auckland Warriors in their debut season and it was round one of the 1995 season that Dean first played for the Warriors. Dean returned to Leeds in the UK in 1996 to take up the coaching reins and stayed with then through to 1997. In 2000 Dean helped coach the NZ Maori side along with his father Cameron at the world cup of that year. In 2007 Dean returned to the NZ Warriors as the Development manager and it is a roll he holds currently 2012.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Leeds 23 5 0 0 20
Easts 42 8 0 0 32
Wigan 253 96 0 0 384
Warriors 19 3 0 0 12

Warriors # 1

Name: BELL, Dean
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Centre
Professional clubs: Carlisle, Roosters, Warriors, Wigan, Leeds
Club Titles: 1988 - 1994 Wigan Challenge cup and championship
Rep Honors: 26 tests NZ
55 Years

A Parramatta junior, Jason was at the early stages of his career seen as the next Peter Sterling for the blue and golds. History tells us that Jason never fulfilled this potential but he did carve out a fine career for himself in the NRL with over 170 games to his name. 1989 to 1992 see's Jason play 53 top grade gamed for the Eels and in that time he scored 17 tries. Looking to improve his game Jason signed to play for the North Sydney Bears under coach Steve Martin. However due to a log jam of quality play makers at the Bears at the time Jason only managed to play a single NRL game for the Bears in 1993. 1994 Jason moved across the harbor to the South Sydney Rabbitohs and played 58 top grade games for the Rabbitohs between 94 and 96. By 1997 Jason had returned to his junior club the Eels and would play another 53 games for the Eels. However he had lost favour with the Eels club coaching team and by the end of the 1999 season he had captained the Eels reserves to a win in the NSWRL first division. Unwanted by the Eels for the 2000 season and with no NRL contracts being offered Jason joined the Newtown Jets in the NSWRL. At the time the Jets were a feeder club for the Warriors and it was through this connection that Jason came to play for the Warriors. It was against the Northern Eagles that Jason debuted for the Warriors in round 15 of the 2000 season. At seasons end the club was sold and the new owners choose not to renew Jasons contract.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Parramatta 106 23 0 0 93
North Sydney 1 0 0 0 0
South Sydney 58 13 0 1 53
Warriors 8 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 82

Name: BELL, Jason
Place of Birth: Sydney
Positions: Half back
Professional clubs: Eels, Bears, Souths, Warriors
46 Years

Shaun is the brother of Barry Berrigan who played for the Brisbane Broncos at the same time as Shaun. Shaun is a versatile player having played 5/8, halfback, hooker and centre both at club and representative level. Shaun broke into the Brisbane Broncos first grade side in 1998 when he was named in the Broncos side to take on the Balmain Tigers in round 11 of that season. An early highlight for Shaun was the 2000 NRL title that the Broncos won when they beat the Sydney Roosters. Shaun played off the bench in this game. Shaun found himself shifted from the halves and outside backs to hooker in 2006 when first choice hooker Michael Innis and Shauns brother and back up hooker Barry were both injured forcing master coach Wayne Bennett into a forced move that would pay big dividends with the Broncos beating the Melbourne Storm and in the process winning the coveted Clive Churchill medal for the best player on the ground. In 2008 Shaun had decided he wanted to take his game to the ESL and signed on with Hull FC on a four year deal. Shaun came to Hull FC replacing the recently retired New Zealand test hooker Richard Swain. The highlight of Shauns time at Hull came when he stepped onto the helloed turf of Wembley Stadium in the 2008 Challenge cup final against St Helens. Hull lost the game 28 - 16 in front of over 82,000 fans. Shaun was granted a release from the final year of his contract with Hull and joined the New Zealand Warriors in 2011 to be closer to his family after the recent death of his father. Initially Shaun was linked with both the Gold Coast Titans and North Queensland Cowboys but decided on the New Zealand club signing a one year deal. Shaun was hampered with injuries through out the 2011 season and only made 19 appearances for the Warriors which did not include the grand final of that season. Shaun signed with the Canberra Raiders in 2012 with an option to extend his contract through to 2013 which Canberra have activated. Of German and Italian decent, Shaun has made himself available for Italy's debut at the 2013 rugby league world cup. Shaun played 15 times for Queensland and 14 times for Australia.

Follow Shaun on Twitter: @berro_78


Clubs Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Brisbane 186 77 0 0 308
Hull FC 68 12 0 0 48
Warriors 19 6 0 0 24
Canberra 23 2 0 0 8

Warriors # 165

Name: BERRIGAN, Shaun
Place of Birth: Brisbane
Positions: Utility
Professional clubs: Broncos, Hull FC, Warriors, Raiders
Club Titles: 2000, 2006 NRL
Rep Honors: 15 for QLD SOO, 14 for Australia
39 Years

A multi talented sportsman, Monty has enjoyed a professional rugby league career, a boxing career and had a renowned junior karate exponent. Monty signed with the NZ Warriors in 1999 and would go onto play 101 games for the Warriors with his first game being against the Sydney Roosters, round 1 1999. It is a regrettable period in the Warriors club history when Monty was booed by the Warriors home fans upon running out onto the field for his 100th game. By the time Monty had clocked up 100 games he had gained a reputation as an easily provoked and quick to react player. Betham began his playing days at the Bay Roskill Vikings. His position of choice was lock but he played much of his career at hooker. Monty moved to the Wakefield Wildcats in the ESL in 2006 and played 26 games but retired from rugby league at the age of just 28 to take up a professional boxing career. Monty fought 5 times and won all five before retiring from boxing. He did make a brief return to the ring to fight world class light heavy weight Shane Cameron for charity. Monty has made numerous appearances on reality TV. 2007 found Monty on Treasure Island:Pirates of the Pacific, 2008 he was on Dancing with the Stars and again in 2008 he appeared on New Zealand celebrity Joker Poker. Recently Monty has gotten himself involved in the newly launched Shopping channel on the Sky TV platform.

Follow Monty on Twitter: @MontyBetham13


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 101 10 0 0 40
Wakefield 26 2 0 0 8

Warriors # 61

Name: BETHAM, Monty
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Hooker
Professional clubs: Warriors, Wakefield
Rep Honors: 9 tests for NZ, 4 tests for Samoa
39 Years

Clarendon high school is where Denis was educated. As a youngster Denis was a multi talented young man, not only excelling at rugby league but was also a former Manchester United youth team player. However rugby league was Denis's first love and in 1986 he signed to play for Wigan from Leigh Miners (or Leigh Rangers as they are also known). Besides winning 4 caps for England and 32 caps for Great Britain Denis won a huge array of titles and awards in his playing days, including: 2 WCC titles against Penrith and Brisbane, 1995 man of steel award, 1991 Lance Todd trophy, 6 Championships, 7 Challenge cups, 3 Premierships, 4 John Player/Regal trophies and 2 Lancashire cups. At the height of the Super League war Denis signed a deal to play with the Auckland Warriors, a deal estimated at the time to be around $700,000aus a season. Putting that into context that would be around $1million a season now. At the time of his signing with the Warriors Denis stated that Rupert Murdoch was "the nicest man he had never met" in reference to his lucrative freshly signed contract. Denis first game for Auckand came in round 11 against the Sydney Tigers (as the West Tigers were then known). The reason Denis missed the first 10 games was due to commitments with Wigan. Denis would play 42 games for the Warriors, however fans of the Warriors were less than impressed with his efforts for the Auckland club and it is fair to say that the outstanding form he showed for Wigan, England and Great Britain deserted him in his time with Auckland. Denis returned to England and to the Wigan club playing in Challenge cup finals and Super League grand finals. in 2001 Denis was approached by Wigan and asked to retire from rugby league as a player at the age of 32 to allow Wigan to get under the salary cap. Denis agreed and retired. In 2002 Denis began coaching the Wigan under 18 side and then progressed to the U21's who he lead to victory in the grand final. 2003 was to see Wigan coach Stuart Raper sacked and Warrington and Great Britain great and now late Mike Gregory take over as Wigans head coach and Mike would employ Denis as his assistant. By 2004 Denis had been forced to take over as temporary as the first signs of the illness that was to claim Mike Gregory's life began to show. Denis continued in his role as assistant coach of Wigan under newly appointed coach Ian Millward. In 2006 Denis switched codes and took up a coaching role with Gloucester RU as the skills and development coach. Denis stayed with Gloucester until 2010 when he resigned with one year remaining on his contract to take up the head coaching roll of championship side Widnes Vikings, leading them to promotion in 2011 and ultimately the Widnes Vikings ESL coach of 2012.

Follow Denis on Twitter: @_denis_betts


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Wigan 367 129 1 0 518
Warriors 42 11 0 0 44

Warriors # 28

Name: BETTS, Denis
Place of Birth: Salford, England
Positions: Second row
Professional clubs: Wigan, Warriors
Club Titles: See list of acheivments
Rep Honors: 32 tests GB, 4 tests England
48 Years
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