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Samuel Logan Edwards was born and raised in Christchurch New Zealand. Logan was a pivotal member of the powerful Canterbury provincial team that dominated New Zealand rugby league in the early 90's and featured future Warriors and Kiwis Quentin Pongia, Mike Dorreen, Whetu Taewa, Terry Hermansson and coached by Frank Endacott. The core of this team would go onto continue to dominate in the Lion Red cup in 1994. Looking to further his rugby league education Logan spent two New Zealand off seasons with the Rochdale Hornets in England in 1988/89 and 1990/91 and then spent the 1991/92 season with the Oldham Bears. In 1995 logan joined the Auckland Warriors on a fulltime contract and would go onto play 15 games for the clubs top grade side making his debut against the Manly Sea Eagles in round 5. Logan did enough throughout the 1995 season to force his way back into the Kiwis team and was an un-used substitute against the touring French and coming off the bench against Australia. However the Warriors decided not to re-new his contract and Logan signed with the Hunter Mariners for the 1996 season but due to legal action the Mariners and Super League were forced to postpone their launch untill 1997 but was ubable to make the clubs top grade side. Logan has been heavily involved in coaching youth grade sides in Canterbury along with good friend and former Warrior and Kiwi Mike Dorreen.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Rochdale          
Oldham          
Canterbury Cardinals 14 2 0 0 24
Warriors 15 1 0 0 4

Warriors # 21

Name: EDWARDS, Logan
Place of Birth: Christchurch
Positions: Lock
Professional clubs: Rochdale, Oldham, Warriors
Rep Honors: 5 tests for NZ
49 Years

 

Club Games Won Lost Drew Winning %
Bradford 109 79 26 4 72
Canberra 130 59 70 1 45
Penrith 113 49 62 2 43

Name: ELLIOTT, Matthew
Place of Birth: Thursday Island, QLD
Positions: Coach
Professional clubs: Bradford, Raiders, Panthers, Warriors
Club Titles: Bradford 2000 challenge cup winners
Rep Honors: USA Tomahawks
53 Years

Marc Christopher Gwynne Ellis was born in Wellington New Zealand on the 8th of october, 1971. Marc came to prominence while in Dunedin attending Otago university and playing for the university club team, making the Otago RU side and New Zealand colts teams in 1991. Marc form was good enough to earn him a call up to the All Blacks team in 1992 where he would play 8 tests for New Zealand before switching codes in 1995 to the Warriors. Marc made his debut for the Warriors in round 2 of the Optus cup in 1996 against the Illawarra Steelers. Marc would play 36 games for the Warriors and is the last duel code international having played 6 games for the Kiwis in 1996 but just like in union Marc was unable to nail down a permanent position. Before switching codes Marc set a world record for the most tries in a union test when he crossed 6 times in a world cup game against Japan (won 145-17 by NZ). In 1998 Marc switched codes again back to union and signed with North Harbour in the NZ NPC. Marc form lead to the Auckland Blues signing him for the 1999 Super 12 season. With strong form on board and his experience Marc was named in the 1999 world cup train on squad. Unfortunately Marc missed selection for the world cup but instead was selected for New Zealand 'A'. For the 2000 season Marc moved back to where it all began, the Highlanders and retired from all football at the end of the 2000 season at the age of 30. Life after rugby has been good to Marc and he has released two books. The first was his autobiography "Crossing the Line", the second "Good Fullas: A Guild to Kiwi Blokes". In 2005 Marc brought ecstacy from a drug dealer being watched by the New Zealand police. Marc was one of several high profile celebrities caught up in operation Aqua. Marc had applied for name suppression but his name was widely known in the social media. Marc was fined $300. Marc co-owns the juice and beverage company Charlies. Since Marcs retirement he has appeared on several television programs along side good friend and former league and union international Matthew Ridge.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 36 11 29 1 103

Warriors # 29

Name: ELLIS, Marc
Place of Birth: Wellington
Positions: Wing
Professional clubs: Warriors
Rep Honors: 8 test All Black, 6 tests Kiwis
46 Years

Happy Frank. Thats how Frank is known through out the New Zealand sporting landscape. Quick with a word of encouragement and smile which breed fierce loyalty among his players. As a player Frank played for two Canterbury clubs, Addington and Hornby and from the Hornby club, playing for Canterbury made the Junior Kiwis in 1963. However, after marriage and four sons Frank decided playing was no longer a priority and hung up his boots. In the mid 80's Frank got the rugby league bug again and this time turned his attentions to coaching. Frank was the man in charge of Canterbury rugby leagues golden era between the late 80's and early 90's beating all comers and holding the national provincial title for much of that time. Frank was with the Warriors from the beginning, coaching the Warriors reserve grade team until head coach John Monie was sacked mid way through the 1997 season. Happy Frank held the reigns as head coach through to the end of the 1998 season when new owners took over the club and brought with them a new head coach in Mark Graham. In 1999 Frank joined the Wigan club on a one year contract but had his contract extended through to the 2001 season after some success. In 2001 Wigan chairman Maurice Lindsay sacked Endacott after a string of poor results but added that "Endacott had left the club in a better state than when he found it". Frank soon turned his hand to being a player agent but in 2004 put his new career on hold to act as an advisor to the Widnes Vikings and helped the club avoid relegation and would ultimately be appointed head coach of the club for the 2005 season. After a differcult season in which the Vikings were relegated from the ESL Frank left coaching behind him at seasons end. Happy Frank coached the Kiwis from 1994 to 2000 win a win loss record of 4 wins and 9 losses. Frank also coached the Junior Kiwis and New Zealand residents on tours and also helped out the New Zealand Police at their world cup. Frank also had the honor of coaching his son Shane while at the Warriors. In 2007 Frank was made an officer of the New Zealand order of merit.


Club Games Won Lost Drew Winning %
Warriors 42 16 26 0 38
Wigan 31 25 5 1 81
Widnes 3 1 2 0 33

Name: ENDACOTT, Frank ONZM
Place of Birth: Christchurch
Positions: Coach
Professional clubs: Warriors, Wigan, Widnes
Rep Honors: 13 tests as coach

The son of former Kiwis and Warriors coach Frank Endacott ONZM. Shane began his playing days with Papanui and then Sydenham in the Canterbury (NZ) RL. Shane was noticed playing for the Canterbury Cardinals in the Lion Red cup in 1994. However it wasn't the Warriors that noticed him first, it was Hull FC in England and he joined them for the 1994/1995 season. After completing his contract at Hull FC Shane returned to Christchurch but this time linked up with Christchurch City Shiners in the Lion Red cup before being signed by the Warriors for the 1996 season. While back home in Christchurch Shane gained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Canterbury. 1996 rolled around and Shane found himself bidding his time in the reserves for the Warriors. But in 1997, under coach John Monie, Shane made his first grade debut for the Auckland Warriors against the Penrith Panthers, round 5. Shane would go to make a further 41 appearances for the Warriors at NRL level before retiring at the age of 28.

Shane continues to involve himself with rugby league in Christchurch by coaching locally.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Canterbury Cardinals 12 3 0 0 12
Hull FC   5 0 0 20
Christchurch City Shiners 8 2 0 0 8
Warriors 42 3 0 0 12

Warriors # 44

Name: ENDACOTT, Shane
Place of Birth: Christchurch
Positions: Stand off
Professional clubs: Hull FC, Warriors
Rep Honors: New Zealand XII 1996
46 Years

Sydney Wiremu "Syd" Eru was born in Rotorua but learned his rugby league trade playing in the Wellington competition. After strong performances for the Wellington provincial side and various invitational sides Syd was signed by the Auckland Warriors for there first season as backup for New Zealand test captain Duane Mann, however towards the seasons end Syd had eclipsed Mann in the Kiwis starting lineup and at the Warriors. Rewarded for his fine form Syd was given an upgraded contract. Injury cast a shadow over Syds four seasons at the Warriors and at the end of the 1999 season Syd retired from the game and moved to Western Australia, mainly due to a serious wrist injury.

Durring the 1995 world cup controversy surrounded Syd when he tested positive for the banned drug Ephedrine.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 59 15 0 0 60

Warriors # 19

Name: ERU, Syd
Place of Birth: Rotorua
Positions: Hooker
Professional clubs: Warriors
Rep Honors: 18 tests for NZ
46 Years
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