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Kevin made his NRL debut for the now defunct Gold Coast Seagulls in 1993 where he would play 44 games before moving onto the St George Dragons in 1996. Kevin played in the second row for the Dragons in their loss to the Manly Sea Eagles in the grand final of 1996 and this would be his last game for the Dragons before shifting clubs and states to join the Adelaide Rams in the Super league competition for the 1997 season. Kevin had a stand out season for the Rams in 1997 and was selected for Queensland to play in the Super league Tri series. However, bizarrely, his coach at the Adelaide Rams, Rod Ready told Kevin he wasn't wanted by the Rams for the 1998 season. Coaching maestro Wayne Bennett was quick to sign Kevin up to the Broncos for the 1998 season, recognizing his quality in the forward pack. Kevin would go onto win 2 premierships with the Broncos before leaving the club for the New Zealand Warriors in 2001. Kevin played at lock forward for the Warriors in their grand final loss to the Sydney Roosters in 2002, but his debut match for the Warriors was against the Canberra Raiders in round 1 of 2001. Kevin played in 4 grand finals for three different clubs throughout his career and make him 1 of only 6 players to have achieved this with Krisnan Inu being the latest to achieve this feat. Kevin captained the Warriors on 23 occasions. Kevin left the Warriors in 2003 and joined the North Queensland Cowboys and played 39 games for them over the next 2 seasons. Kevin would add to his 2 Super league SOO matches with a further 4 SOO matches in 2001 and 2002. Kevin would also represent his heritage when he played in 4 games for the Ireland RL at the 2000 world cup. Kevin is perhaps best remembered by Warriors fans for an all in brawl with former Broncos and Queensland team mates which resulted in test prop Shane Webcke being left on the ground bloodied and concussed. Kevins brother, Paul, is a well known radio host broadcast throughout Australia.

Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinCampionRWP


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Gold Coast 44 3 6 0 24
St George 20 2   0 8
Adelaide 14 1 0 0 4
Brisbane 80 9 0 0 36
Warriors 44 3 0 0 12
North Queensland 39 2 0 0 8

Warriors # 86

Name: CAMPION, Kevin
Place of Birth: Sarina, QLD
Positions: Lock
Professional clubs: Seagulls, Dragons, Rams, Broncos, Warriors, Cowboy
Club Titles: Broncos 1998, 2000 NRL
Rep Honors: SOO (SL) 4, 4 tests for Ireland
46 Years

John, a junior of the Ourimbah club in Gosford, first broke into the big time with the Hunter Mariners in 1997 playing in the Super League competition. When that club was dissolved John joined the Melbourne Storm for there inaugural season in 1998. After 23 games for the Storm John next moved to the Balmain Tigers for there last ever season before merging with the Western Suburbs Magpies to form the West Tigers who John then played for for one season. In 2002 John was given the opportunity to nail down a first grade spot at centre for the Warriors, an opportunity John grabbed with both hands. At the end of that 2002 season John played centre for the Warriors in the grand final loss to the Sydney Roosters. John remained at the Warriors for one more year then moved on to the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2004 which was to be his final year in the top grade and as fate would have it John was to play his final game in the NRL against the New Zealand Warriors on august the 14th 2004.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Hunter 13 8 0 0 32
Melbourne 24 6 0 0 24
West Tigers 64 21 0 0 84
Warriors 35 10 0 0 40
St George 15 3 0 0 12

Warriors # 95

Name: CARLAW, John
Place of Birth: Gosford, NSW
Positions: Centre
Professional clubs: Hunter, Storm, Tigers, Warriors, Dragons
42 Years

Mark Peter Carter has a street named after him in Flat Bush, Manukau City called "Mark Carter Place". Educated at Liston College in West Auckland, Mark played his junior rugby union for the Suburbs club. Mark showed outstanding form for both club and province (Auckland) and was subsequently selected for the All Blacks. Mark played his first test for the All Blacks in 1991 against Australia. Mark traveled to the 1991 rugby union world cup primarily as cover for Michael Jones who was unable to play on sundays due to religious commitments. Frustration at being stuck behind Michael Jones in his preferred position of flanker Mark switched codes and signed with the Auckland Warriors for the 1996 season. Mark debuted for the club in round 2 of the 1996 season against the Illawarra Steelers. Unfortunately Mark was unable to make any progress with the Warriors and only played another 7 NRL matches for the Warriors, spending much of his time with the Warriors in reserve grade. Mark returned to rugby union for the 1997 season with the Auckland Blues and coincidentally Mark returned to the All Blacks along with former All Blacks mentor John Hart's return to the All Blacks coaching roll. Interestingly John Hart would go onto have a strong positive impact with the New Zealand Warriors as the director of football during the late 2000's. Mark retired from all football in 2000 having played 32 Super 12 games and 113 games for the Auckland Province along with 8 NRL games for the Warriors and 10 games for the All Blacks with 7 being tests. These days Mark is a share brooker.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 8 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 31

Name: CARTER, Mark
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Second row
Professional clubs: Warriors
Rep Honors: 7 tests All Blacks
49 Years

Zane, a product of the Randwick Kingfishers in the Wellington rugby league made the junior Kiwis while playing for the Hutt Valley Firehawks in the Lion Red cup in 1994. In 1998 Zane signed to play for the Warriors and saw seen as cover for fellow Wellingtonion hooker at the Warriors Syd Eru. Zane ran onto the NRL field for the first time against South Sydney in round 1 of the 1998 season due to an on going wrist injury to Eru. After a further 4 appearances for the Warriors Zane was not resigned for the 1999 season so shifted across the Tasman and linked up with Cessnock in the Newcastle local RL. Zane would go on to play 3 tests for the Cook Islands at the 2000 world cup.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 5 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 54

Name: CLARK, Zane
Place of Birth: Wellington
Positions: Hooker
Professional clubs: Warriors
Rep Honors: 3 tests for the Cooks
48 Years

Ivan, a school boy soccer player and keen surfer grew up in the Manly district of Dee Why. Ivan signed with the Sea Eagles in 1992,  and like 1992 expected to play much of the 1993 season in reserve grade, but a season ending injury to Kiwis test fullback and Manly incumbent Matthew Ridge saw Ivan get a crack a prolonged crack at first grade. Ivan realized that his first grade stint would be short lived with the return of Ridge for the 1994 season so Ivan signed with local rivals the North Sydney Bears for 1994 through to the end of 1995. However Ivan was forced out of his preferred role of fullback and into the centres to accommodate the emergence of the gifted Matt Seers at fullback. Seeking to play regular first grade at fullback Ivan signed with the Sydney Roosters from the 1996 season through to the end of the 1999 season. Unfortunately for Ivan by the 1998 season he was again playing centre with the emergence of Luke Phillips at the Roosters, but he did manage to break the point scoring record for a single season with a tally of 284 points from 13 tries and 116 kicks from 145 attempts. Again Ivan signed for a new club looking for clear opportunities to play fullback but the 2000 season for Ivan at the Warriors wasn't to be a happy one where injury and opportunity saw him play just 5 games for the club that year. Ivan retired from the NRL at the end of the 2002 season after playing in the losing grand final for the Warriors. He bowed out as the Warriors leading all time point scorer with 439 points, 11 tries, 195 goals and 1 field goal in his 53 game career for the Warriors. Ivan would return to the club in 2006 as it's NRL coach.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Manly 15 8 50 0 132
North Sydney 37 15 5 0 70
Sydney City 81 29 303 0 722
Warriors 53 12 195 1 439

Warriors # 73

Name: CLEARY, Ivan
Place of Birth: Sydney
Positions: Fullback
Professional clubs: Sea Eagles, Bears, Roosters, Warriors
46 Years

At seasons end, 2002 Ivan had intended joining the Huddersfield Giants in the ESL but was instead was tempted by an offer from Roosters coach of the time Ricky Stewart to coach the Roosters NSWRL premier league team. In his second season with the Roosters premier league side he coached the Roosters to the title in 2004. In 2005 Ivan was offered the assistant coaching roll under Tony Kemp and he accepted. Before the start of the 2006 season Kemp had been sacked as the Warriors head coach and Ivan took over as the clubs NRL coach. By 2008 Ivans Warriors team made the finals of that year, facing up to the might of Melbourne in Melbourne. This game is known as one of the greatest upsets of all time and also known for stand off Michael Witts efforts in holding the ball above his head prior to scoring the match winning try in the dying moments of the semi final and almost having the ball kicked his grasp by Melbourne captain Cameron Smith. The Warriors under Cleary made the play offs many times during before ultimately playing in the grand final of the 2011 season, beaten by the Manly Sea Eagles 24 - 10. Phil Gould of the Penrith Panthers came caughting and he got his man to take over the NRL coaching reins of the Panthers and on the 29th of june 2011 the Panthers signed Ivan to a three year deal starting in 2012.


Club Games Won Lost Drew Winning %
Warriors 164 81 80 3 49.4
Penrith 24 8 16 0 33.3

 

Name: CLEARY, Ivan (Coach)
Place of Birth: Sydney
Positions: Coach
Professional clubs: Warriors, Panthers
46 Years
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