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Ukuma was educated at Tonga College where he played rugby union for his school on fridays and rugby league for his village club on saturdays, the Fuekafa of Te'ekiu. Ukuma represented his country of birth at rugby union while living in Tonga. He moved to Auckland New Zealand where he played for the University club and made the Auckland RU second 15. The nex year he switched from union to league and joined the Mt Albert Lions rugby league club in 2007. In 2008 he played for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSWRL cup. In 2009 Ukuma signed to play for the NZ Warriors and debuted in round 2 of that year against the North Queensland Cowboys.In 2012 the Warriors club told Ukuma he would not be resigned beyond the end of the season and would be released at seasons end.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 52 7 0 0 28
Huddersfield          

Warriors # 149

Name: TA'AI, Ukuma
Place of Birth: Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Positions: Prop
Professional clubs: Warriors, Huddersfield
Rep Honors: 4 tests for Tonga
33 Years

Whetu, born and raised on the West coact of New Zealand. However it was in the late 80's that Whetu began making a name for himself in the Canterbury rugby league with the Halswall club. A junior Kiwi in 1988 while playing for the West coast representative side, Whetu moved to Halswall for the 1989 season and made the Kiwis squad and played his first test for New Zealand on the tour of Great Britain and France. In 1992 Whetu was part of the NZ Maori squad that played in the pacific cup that year and in 1993 played for the Auckland invitational XIII that Played Balmain and drew 16 all. In 1994 Wheta put pen to paper and signed with the Auckland Warriors. He moved from Canterbury up to Auckland and played for the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red cup while he waited for the Warriors to begin playing. Whetus debut game was against the Brisbane Broncos in round 1 of the 1995 season, the clubs first ever game. By 1996 Whetu was no longer needed by the Warriors and was released only to be picked up by fellow new comers to the Winfield cup the North Queensland Cowboys. Also in 1996 Whetu toured PNG with the New Zealand Maori side. After leaving the Cowboys Whetu moved to England and played for the Sheffield Eagles and was part of the historic Eagles side that beat giants Wigan in the Challenge cup final of 1998. 1999 see's Whetu join Hull KR in the Northern Ford premiership, below ESL and in 2003 took over as there coach. Whetu retuned home to NZ and now lives in Cromwell.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Counties Manukau Heros 23 16 0 0 64
Auckland 11 1 0 0 4
North Queensland 12 2 0 0 8
Sheffield 23 3 0 0 12
Hull KR          

Warriors # 5

Name: TAEWA, Whetu
Place of Birth: West Coast NZ
Positions: Centre
Professional clubs: Warriors, Cowboys, Sheffield, Hull KR
Club Titles: 1998 Challenge cup
Rep Honors: 6 tests for NZ
47 Years

Follow Brent on Twitter: @brenttate3


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Brisbane 114 41 0 0 164
Warriors 48 12 0 0 48
North Queensland 31 13 0 0 52

 Warriors # 137

Name: TATE, Brent
Place of Birth: Roma, QLD
Positions: Wing,
Professional clubs: Broncos, Warriors, Cowboys
Rep Honors: 15 games for QLD, 23 tests for Australia
35 Years

Tony Taps as he is affectionately known to fans of the era was a footballer blessed with a rare talent. At one stage of his career New Zealand all time great and 1999 to 2000 Warriors coach Mark Graham compared Tony to basketballing legend Michael Jordan. Tonys rugby league career started with the Mt Albert lions in Auckland before moving to the North Harbour Sea Eagles in the Lion Red cup for the 1994 season. The Warriors soon recognised his talents and signed him for the clubs inaugural season in 1995 and over the next two seasons Tony went on to play 27 times for the club. By 1997 Tony was looking  for a fresh start and along with Nigel Vagana he moved to the Warrington Wolves in the ESL. Tony stayed with Warrington for two seasons before again linking up with the Warriors for the 1998/1999 seasons before again moving to England to finish his career, this time with the Wakefield Wildcats. Tony has played in 4 tests for New Zealand, 6 tests for Samoa, two world cups for Samoa, 2 pacific cups for Samoa and played for the New Zealand police side in the inaugural police rugby league world cup. One moment that has lasted long in the memories of Warriors fans was the news of Tony's broken arm in 1995 and Tony's decision to abandon modern medicines best practise for a broken arm and opt instead for traditional Samoan healing. Tony removed the cast from his arm and asked Tony Tuimavave's mother to massage his wrist to heal the break. Tony is quoted as saying "Half the battle is believing in things and i have always heard of miracles happening in the islands". Tony returned to the playing field around a year after the break, some 10 and a half months after tradition doctors had predicted.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
North Harbour 23 9 0 0 36
Warriors 27 6 0 0 24
Warrington          
Wakefield 21 2 0 0 8

Warriors # 12

Name: TATUPU, Tony
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Second row
Professional clubs: Warriors, Warrington, Wakefield
Rep Honors: 6 tests Weatern Samoa, 4 tests for NZ
48 Years

Warrior # 184

Name: TAUKEIAHO, Sio Siua
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Positions: Second Row
Professional clubs: Warriors
Rep Honors: Junior Kiwi
26 Years

Misi is originally a rugby union junior playing for Kelston boys high school and Waitamata rugby football club and was part of the Waitamata team that won the Gallager shield in 2003. In 2004 Misi made the jump to league playing for the Marist Richmond Brothers who won the minor premiership in the Bartercard cup and from Marist Misi was signed by the Warriors. In 2006 Misi broke through into the Warriors top side and debuted for the Warriors against the South Sydney Rabbitohs in round 7. After a further 4 games for the Warriors Misi turned up to training intoxicated and was released with immediate effect. Misi was picked up by the Central Comets in the Queensland cup for the remainer of the season. The Cronulla Sutherland Sharks signed Misi for the 2007 season through to 2009. Misi would play 33 games for the Sharks over the next two seasons and would score a hattrick for the Sharks in a qualifying final against the Canberra Raiders. In 2010 Misi put pen to paper signing with the Gateshead Thunder but due to financial issues the club was unable to honor the contract was instead Misi signed with the Shieffield Eagles in the co-operative championship. By seasons end with the Eagles Misi had taken on the captaincy duties and was an on and off field leader for the club. Misi signed with Hull KR for the 2011 and 2012 season but when new manager Craig Sandercock took over at the club Sandercock made it clear that Misi wasn't part of his plans and as such Misi was released from his contract and prompty resigned with the Sheffield Eagles. Misi has played 2 tests for Samoa.

Follow Misi on Twitter: @autodox


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 5 0 0 0 0
Cronulla 33 7 0 0 28
Sheffield 73 35 0 0 140
Hull KR          

Warriors # 130

Name: TAULAPAPA, Misi
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Wing
Professional clubs: Warriors, Sharks, Sheffield, Hull KR
Rep Honors: 2 tests for Samoa
35 Years
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