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Born in Auckland Frank began his playing career with the Otahuhu Leopards in club football. In representative rugby league Frank played for the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Bartercard cup where he was noticed by the Warriors who signed Frank in 1994. Frank would go onto make his NRL debut for the Warriors in 1998 against the Manly Sea Eagles in round 24. 1998 was a good year for Frank as he also played for the NZ Maori teamin Oceania cup. Frank ultimately would only play one game in the NRL but would go on to play many games in Egland for many different clubs including Wakefield Wildcats, Hull KR, Castleford Tigers, Dewsbury Rams and in 2007 joined Halifax where he still plays to this day (2012).

Nick names: Big Frank, Frank the tank.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Counties Manukau 20 4 0 0 16
Warriors 1 0 0 0 0
Wakefield 61 6 0 0 24
Hull KR          
Castleford 24 5 0 0 20
Dewsbury          
Halifax 56 10 0 0 40

Warriors # 57

Name: WATENE, Frank
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Prop
Professional clubs: Warriors, Wakefield, Hull KR, Castleford, Halifax
40 Years

Brent, a 17 test fullback for the Kiwis, grew up a true blue Australian in Queensland. Brent was born in Cairns and was educated at renowned Queensland rugby league nursery, Kirwan state high school and played his junior rugby league for the Cairns Kangaroos. At the time, 2001, Warriors coach Daniel Anderson had taken note of the Queensland cups leading try scorer and quickly signed the young fullback to the Warriors. At the age of 21 Brent debuted for the Warriors in round 3 against the Newcastle Knights in 2002. Brent made a impact with the club almost immediately and found himself not only voted as the Warriors supporters player of the year 2003 and 2004 but after serving a three year stand down and naturalisation period so he could take the oppotunity to play for his adopted country, New Zealand. 2006 was a dark season for both the club and Brent himself after not only being the clubs leading try scorer with 11 tries but he was not offered a new contract by seasons end. This began a new chapter in Brents career with his signature being captured by the Leeds Rhinos on a two year deal. Just as he had done at the Warriors Brent soon ingratiated himself with the home fans at Headingley and his fans in the south stand began a chant that goes "Brent Webb is Superman". Brent signed on again with the Leeds Rhinos that took him through to the end of the 2012 ESL season. Unfortunately for Brent he developed an unwanted reprutation as being a penalty machine and spend far to much time on the side lines due to suspension. At the end of the 2012 season the French ESL club the Catalan Dragons swooped on Brents signature looking to replace quality fullback Clint Greenshields with another quality fullback. In Brents personal life he is married to Jenny who gave birth to the couples first child, Ruben Douglas Webb. Named after close friend former Kiwis captain and Ruben Wiki.

Follow Brent on Twitter: @Brent_D_Webb79


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 103 39 27 0 210
Leeds 105 70 0 0 280
Catalans 3 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 98

Name: WEBB, Brent
Place of Birth: Cairns, Queensland
Positions: Fullback
Professional clubs: Warriors, Leeds
Club Titles: ESL champions 07,09,11 - CC champs 2012
Rep Honors: 17 tests for NZ
38 Years

Paul is a Wellington rugby league junior who played for the Wainuiomata club along side future Huddersfield Giants team mate David Faiumu. Both would go to play test match rugby league for New Zealand. At the ripe old age of 17 Paul left Wellington and moved up to Auckland to join the Auckland Warriors. By 2000 Paul had broken into the Warriors top side and made his debut for the Warriors against the Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval in round 2. When not required by the Warriors the club released Paul back to the Wainuiomata Lions to play in the Bartercard cup. After only 5 games for the club it is fair suggest that the Warriors made an error in judgement in letting Paul move onto the Melbourne Storm at the 2000 season. At the Storm Paul played just 6 games for Melbourne in the 2001 season. By 2002 Paul had joined up with the Penrith Panthers and it would at the Panthers that Paul would win his first NRL title and go onto play 62 games for the Panthers. Paul had his NRL winners ring stolen from his home when theives broke into his home in 2003. Paul joined the Wests Tigers in 2005 and would win his second NRL title that year with the Tigers, staying with the club through to the end of the 2007 season. After concidering a switch of codes to the NSW Waratahs Paul signed with the Huddersfield Giants in the ESL. Pauls team, the Giants played in the 2009 Challenge cup final. Unfortunately losing to the Warrington Wolves. Pauls time with Huddersfield ended after a mental crisis brought on by post traumatic stress disorder connected with abuse from a family member as a child. Paul was arrested after attcking two men outside of a nightclub. The Police used a Taser to subdue Paul. After a brief stint away from the game and a return to live in Australia Paul took up a short term contract with the Parramatta Eels. After only one game for the Eels Paul called time on his career, somewhat prematurely, at the age of just 31.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 5 0 0 0 0
Melbourne 6 2 0 0 8
Penrith 68 21 0 0 84
Wests Tigers 58 30 0 0 120
Huddersfield 67 26 0 0 104
Parramatta 1 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 79

Name: WHATUIRA, Paul
Place of Birth: Wellington
Positions: Centre
Professional clubs: Warriors, Storm, Panthers, Tigers, Giants, Eels
Club Titles: 2003, 2005 NRL
Rep Honors: 16 tests for NZ, 1 game for NZ Maori
36 Years

Born in Auckland and raised in Christchurch Aaron was an intricate member of the dominant Canterbury provinicial side of the 90's. The Illawarra Steelers were impressed with Aarons talents and they soon signed him for the 1992 season. He made only three appearances for Illawarra, one of which was against the touring Great Britain Lions in which he scored a try. After returning home in 1993 Aaron was selected for the Kiwis playing thirteen times for his nationa though only 3 of these were test matches. After a strong showing in the Canterbury Cardinals in the Lion Red cup Wakefield noticed the competitions leading points scorer and signed him for the next two seasons though he was allowed to return to the Lion red cup and complete the season with Canterbury at the end of the English season. In 1997 Aaron signed with the Auckland Warriors and played 8 games for the club over the next two seasons. He can consider himself unlucky to have peaked as a player at a time when the legendary Stacey Jones was beginning to shine for the Warriors. At the end of the 1998 season Aaron was released by the Warriors.

In 2002 Aaron toured with the New Zealand 'A' side as a trainer on there tours of the USA and France and a year later fulfilled the same role on the 'A' tour of Australia. Aaron is still involved with rugby league in Canterbury as a referee.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Blackpool   1 0 0 4
Illawarra Steelers 2 0 0 0 0
Canterbury Cardinals 27 9 53 9 151
Wakefield   7 12 1 53
Warriors 8 1 1 1 7

Warriors # 48

Name: WHITTAKER, Aaron
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Half back
Professional clubs: Steelers, Wakefield, Warriors
Rep Honors: 3 tests for NZ
49 Years

Two city Wiki. Thats how news papers on both sides of the Tasman sea labeled Ruben when news broke that he had signed two contracts, one for Canberra, and one for the new Auckland club the Warriors in 1994. The dispute was resolved with Ruben deciding to stay with Canberra. Ruben began his playing career with the Otahuhu Leopards before signing for the Canberra Raiders in 1993 as a young 20 year old centre star struck playing along side childhood hero Mal Maninga and Australian test players Laurie Daly, Ricky Steward and Glen Lazarus. This wasn't the first time that Ruben would form a leathal centre partnership. In 1992 Ruben teamed up with future All Blacks captain Tana Umaga in the centres for the Junior Kiwis. Ruben would eventually play over 220 NRL games for the Canberra Raiders and in 1994 Ruben and the Raiders would win the premiership under Tim Sheens. Ruben won the Canberra Raiders player of the year awards in 2002 and 2003. 1994 would also see Ruben make his test debut. Over the course of the next 12 years Ruben would play 55 test matches, a world record (jointly held with Australian great Darren Lockyer) and 18 of which he captained his country. The highlight of Rubens tenure as captain came in 2005 in England when the kiwis beat Australia 24 - 0 in the Tri Nations final. Ruben retired from the international game in 2006 after losing the 2006 Tri Nations final to Australia after being locked up 12 - 12 at the end of 80 minutes and then losing the game in golden point extra time. In 2005 Ruben signed with the New Zealand Warriors, completing the two city tag he gained as a young man. Reben debuted for the Warriors in round 1 of the 2005 seasons against the Manly Sea Eagles. At the end of the 2008 season Ruben retired from all football and spurned the chance to join the ESL. However Ruben briefly returned to the playing field for several games when he played for the New Zealand All Golds against the New Zealand Maori and then toured England with the All Golds to commemorate the original New Zealand team that left New Zealand shores lead by Albert Baskerville, the father of New Zealand and to a degree Australian rugby league. In 2009 Ruben came out of retirement again to play for the Samoan residents (Ruben is part Maori and part Samoan) in a game to raise money for the Samoan Tsunami relief fund. Today Ruben is the high performance manager for the New Zealand rugby league and performs the same roll with the New Zealand Warriors club. Ruben was the first New Zealand player to play 300 NRL games and was only the tenth in history to achieve this feat. In 2006 Rubens biography was released, penned by Richard Becht.  2006 would see Ruben named in the New Zealand rugby league team of the century. 2007 see's Ruben awarded the ONZM order of merit for his services to rugby league.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Canberra 225 60 0 0 240
Warriors 90 12 0 0 48

Warriors # 123

Name: WIKI, Ruben
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Prop
Professional clubs: Raiders, Warriors
Club Titles: ONZM, 1994 NRL Champions
Rep Honors: 55 tests for Kiwis (world record).
45 Years

A quick google search of Michael's name will reveal copious numbers of near naked photos of the much photographed former Warrior. The photogenic play maker and sharp shooter with the boot first came to the attention of talent scouts while attending Harristown high school in Toowooba, Queensland and for his junior club the Newtown Lions. Also while attanding high school Michael made a name for himself as a junior boxing champion. In 1999 Michael had a taste of representative football when he was selected for the Queensland U15 side. Parramatta were taking notice of the young sports star and signed Michael to a development contract. The next season Michael moved south to Sydney and joined his brother Steve Witt at the Eels. Michael played the next 3 seasons in the lower grades for the Eels before being called up to the NRL side when incumbent halfback Paul Green was injured (the injury would eventually force the representative halfback out of the game). Michael debuted in the NRL against the Sydney Roosters. Michael played 27 times for the Eels in 2003 and 2004 and at the end of the 2004 season Michael was released from the remainder of his contract with the Eels and was quickly snapped up by Manly Warringah. Michael's form for the Sea Eagles was top class and Manly officials were openly thankful to Parramatta for releasing him. Oppotunities quickly dried up at Manly towards the end of the 2006 season and Michael took the oppotunity to seek further oppotunities with the New Zealand Warriors. Michael was promoted into the Warriors NRL starting side immediately in 2007, playing against his old club the Eels. Michael would play 43 times for the Warriros from 2007 through to 2009. Manly will remember Michael for his pre-try celerbrations in the Warriors come from behind, buzzer beater win against the Melbourne Storm in Melbourne to qualify the club for the semi final against the Sydney Roosters at home and eventually lose the qualifing final against the Sea Eagles a week later. At the end of the 2009 season the Warriors had it made it clear to Michael that he was surplus to requirments at Mt Smart and after failing to secure a league contract switched codes to the Otago RU team. It was to be a brief stay in union which yielded just 7 games for the province. Towards the end of 2009 it was announced that Michael would return to rugby league with the Celtic Crusaders, the Welsh super league club. Michael stayed with the Crusaders through to the end of the 2011 season but signed with the London Broncos in the ESL when the Crusaders went into administration due to money issues. The club has since been brought, refinanced and renamed the North Wales Crusaders. Michael has since found a home with the London Broncos in the ESL where he is preparing for the 2013 season.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Parramatta 27 6 75 2 176
Manly 20 5 65 0 144
Warriors 43 12 121 1 291
Celtic Crusaders 42 13 58 4 172
London 22 8 52 0 136

Warriors # 134

Name: WITT, Michael
Place of Birth: Toowoomba, QLD
Positions: Stand off
Professional clubs: Eels, Manly, Warriors, Crusaders, London
34 Years
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