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Born and raised in Newcastle, Matt made a name for himself early in his career as tough no prop with a strong work ethic. Talent spotted by the Newcastle Knights Matt signed with the Knights in 2001 and went on that same year to make his NRL debut off the bench against the Sydney Roosters in round 15. A further 23 games followed for Matt at NRL for the Knights which included an appearance in the World Club Challenge of 2002 against the Bradford Bulls which Bradford won 41 - 26. A search for more game time and a promise of an oppotunity brought Matt to the Warriors for the 2003 season. Unfortunately for both the club and Matt things didn't pan out the way both parties had hoped and he only managed to play 2 NRL games for the Warriors spending much of the 2004 season with the Eastern Tornados in the Bartercard cup. Both parties agreed to part ways and Matt soon signed for the Tigers for season 2005 but again limited game time ment his time at the Tigers was short. Frustration and a need for oppotunities saw Matt join the Welsh Crusaders in the national league two season of 2006. At the end of 2006 Matt again moved this time to the French club Toulouse Olympique club playing in the Elite One championship. By the end of the 2008 season Matt returned home to play for the South Newcastle lions in the Newcastle comp and then move again this time to the Easts Tigers in the Queensland RL.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Newcastle 24 1 0 0 4
Warriors 2 0 0 0 0
West Tigers 4 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 113

Name: JOBSON, Matt
Place of Birth: Maitland, NSW
Positions: Prop
Professional clubs: Knights, Warriors, Tigers, Crusaders, Toulouse
37 Years

Schooled at Forest view high school, Isaac first got a taste for league playing for the Pacific Sharks and the Turangawaewae club in the Ngaruawahia Maori rugby league. From this start he went on to represent his province for the Waicoa bay stallions in the Bartercard cup. His form for Waicoa bay brought him to the attention of the NZ Warriors and he signed for the club in 2007 as an 18 year old. In 2007 he began playing for the Warriors feeder club the Auckland Lions in the NSWRL as well as returning to the Waicoa bay Stallions. 2008 saw Isaac playing for the Warriors Toyota cup team, playing 25 games before graduating to the clubs senior squad 2009. Throughout the 2009 season Isaac played for the Howick Hornets and Auckland Vulcans before the Warriors announced they had signed him till the 2011 season with an option on the 2012 season. On the 19th of july Isaac made his debut in the NRL against the Sydney Roosters. He would go onto play a further 8 matches for the Warriors in first grade with the Auckland Vulcans grand final lose to the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2011 being his final hit out for the club before he joined the Wakefield Wildcats in the ESL.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 9 1 0 1 5
Wakefield 14 2 19 0 46

Warriors # 154

Name: JOHN, Isaac
Place of Birth: Tokaroa
Positions: Half back
Professional clubs: Warriors, Wakefield, Penrith
Rep Honors: Junior Kiwi
29 Years

From Whangaparaoa, Shaun Johnson is of Laotian and New Zealand descent. At Orewa College he participated in numerous sports ranging from Rugby to basketball. However it was in Touch and Aussie Rules where Johnson first represented New Zealand. No sooner than the age of four had Johnson played Rugby league for the Hibicus Coast Raiders in the Auckland Rugby League competition before being signed by the New Zealand Warriors in 2009 at the age of nineteen where Johnson was to make his debut for the Junior Warriors in the Toyota Cup. It was around this time when Andrew Johns, a player regarded as one of the best to play Rugby League, commented on Johnson’s abilities saying "I haven't been this excited about a player in a long time." He would then make his debut in the NSW Cup for the Auckland Vulcans in 2010, in which he made the junior Kiwi’s team. In 2011 Johnson was no longer qualified to play in the Toyota cup, so he had to bide his time with the Vulcans until the 4th of June when he made his NRL debut, replacing an injured Brett Seymour. He has been described as the “New Benji Marshall” by NRL commentator Phil Gould and is regarded as a key component in his NRL team The New Zealand Warriors. Johnson made his debut for New Zealand’s national team in the Anzac match against Australia in 2012, where he ran 80 metres to score a try off an interception.

Follow Shaun on Twitter: @Shaun_Johnson90


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 38 18 0 0 72

Warriors # 168

Name: JOHNSON, Shaun
Place of Birth: Whangaparoa
Positions: Halfback
Professional clubs: Warriors
Rep Honors: 1 test
27 Years

2005, former New Zealand priminister Helen Clark on Jones "He's the epitome of a New Zealand champion". In 2007 Jones was named in the New Zealand rugby league team of the century. Stacey is the only life member of the NZ Warriors and at the time of his retirement he held the records for most appearances, tries and points for the club. Stacey wore the title "the little general" throughout the latter half of his career and it was a name that fit the little champion to a tee. Stacey is the grandson of recently deceased and all time great Maunga Emery. Staceys early years were spent playing for the Ponsonby Ponys and later the Mt Albert Lions and at the age of 9 the Pt Chev Pirates. Jones attended the famed rugby league school St Paul's college in Auckland. 1994 was a break out year for Stacey when he played for the Auckland city Vulcans in the Lion red cup and captained the Junior Kiwis. Stacey was spotted by the Auckland Warriors and quickly signed to a deal with the club. Staceys first grade debut came against the Parramatta Eels in round 7 of the 1995 season. Stacey displayed his signature chip and chase go to play in his debut game, resulting in a try for Stacey. Jones traveled with the Kiwis to the 1995 world cup and eventually displaced seasoned international campaigner Gary Freeman. Over the course of the next 4 years Stacey played just over 100 consecutive game for the Warriors. In 1999 Stacey broke his arm in a test against Tonga and consequently missed the first half of the 2000 NRL season. At the end of the 2000 season the Warriors were broke and so were sold to Eric Watson who is still co-owner of the club to this day. As the new owner of the club Watson made Jones his first signing target and he got his man when Stacey put pen to paper. Staceys signature was enough to convince many other players to sign with the club. It was no coincidence that when Stacey was at the zenith of his powers that the club went to three finals series in a row and played in the 2002 grand final, losing to the Sydney Roosters. In 2002 Jones became only the second Kiwi to win the Golden Boot award. After a premature retirement from international rugby league, Stacey answered an SOS call from Kiwis coach Brian McClennon in 2005 and played a key roll in the Kiwis series win, beating Australia in the final 24 -nil. Australias first series loss since lossing to France in a 2 game series in 1978. Stacey was the New Zealand face of the computer and console game "Rugby League", being rebranded as Stacey Jones' rugby league in New Zealand. In 2005 Stacey signed to play for the Catalan Dragons, based in the south of France and was instrumental in guiding the French club to the 2007 Challenge cup final. 2008 saw Jones return to the Warriors as there kicking coach. After playing in his second and final All golds game in a testimonial match for Ruben Wiki, Jones decided to return to the playing field and signed on with the Warriors on players contract for one year. At the end of the 2009 season Stacey retired from all football. Jones took up the coaching duties along side former Kiwis and Warriors team mate Awen Guttenbeil at the Pt Chev Pirates and also worked as an Auckland rugby league development officer. In 2013 it was announced Stacey would be returning to the Warriors as junior recruitment and pathways coach. Stacey has also enjoyed making television adverts for Instant Finance and Stacey has his own Subway sandwich franchise located along Rosebank road in Auckland.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Auckland City Vulcans 16 6 0 1 25
Warriors 261 77 176 14 674
Catalans 45 12 49 4 150

Warriors # 24

Name: JONES, Stacey
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Half back
Professional clubs: Catalan Dragons, Warriors
Club Titles: ONZM
Rep Honors: 48 tests, 2 games for All Golds
41 Years
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