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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

Scott was a junior of the Newcastle district and played in the presidents cup and reserve grades for the Newcastle Knights. Seeking further opportunities Scott signed on with the Western Suburbs Magpies making 39 appearances for them between 1998 and 1999. Unfortunately Scott was squeezed out of the club when Balmain and Wests merged to form the Wests Tigers from 2000. Scott again moved looking for opportunities and moved across the Tasman to play for the NZ Warriors in the 2000 season but was only able to play 12 games for the club in 2000 and by 2001 with the new owners on board Scott was released from the Warriors. Scott returned to Newcastle in 2001 and played locally there.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Western Suburbs 39 6 0 0 24
Warriors 12 1 0 0 4

Warriors # 75

Name: COXON, Scott
Place of Birth: Newcastle
Positions: Second row
Professional clubs: Warriors, Wests
44 Years

Michael's first club was the Nowra Warriors. Spotted by the St George Illawarra Dragons, he signed on with them in 2003 through to 2005. At the end of 2005 Michael moved to the Melbourne Storm looking for further opportunities. Michael spent just one year with the Storm and moved to the West Tigers after failing to crack first grade. In 2006 Michael acheived his goal and played first grade for the West Tigers making his debut in round 1 of 2006. His strike rate at the Tigers was outstanding scoring 7 tries from his 8 games in the top grade. Michael signed next for the Warriors for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, scoring 11 tries from his 20 games. His first match for the Warriors came in round 1 of 2007 against the Parramatta Eels. In round 12 of 2007 against the Bulldogs Michael was sent off for a high tackle on Bulldogs winger Cameron Phelps. On august the 13th of 2007 while in Sydney, Michael was charged with sexual assault by the NSW police. After a year of investigations by the police the charges were dropped. Michael failed to impress in 2008 and at the end of the year he returned to Australia and joined up with the Western Suburbs Red Devils in the Illawarra rugby league competition, coached by former Australian international Paul McGregor.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
West Tigers 8 7 0 0 28
Warriors 20 11 0 0 44

Warriors # 133

Name: CROCKETT, Michael
Place of Birth: Nowra, NSW
Positions: Wing
Professional clubs: Tigers, Warriors
34 Years

Affectionately known as "doc" or "doctor death" to his mates, as a play on words due to his last name being spelled as Death. However his name is pronounced as "Deeth". Jason began his rugby league jouney at the Canberra Raiders where in 1990 he was named as the Canberra rookie of the year. Jason stayed with Canberra for 5 seasons and played 57 NRL games for them though he was stuck behind some outstanding hooking talent in Steve Walters and Simon Woolford for much of his time. Jason signed with the North Queensland Cowboys for the 1996 season through to the 1998 season and played 45 games for them at hooker. At the of the 1998 season Jason signed on with the NZ Warriors and shifted to New Zealand. He would stay for 2 seasons and play 56 games for the club before moving on to South Sydney in 2002 through to 2004. Jason made his NRL debut for the Warriors against the Sydney Roosters in round 1 of 1999. Jason, in his time at the Warriors, struck up a strong friendship with New Zealand test great Stacey Jones and it was on a fishing trip with Jones that Stacey presented Jason with a test jersey from a recent test series. Death said of the gift that it was one of the most meaningful he had recieved and he would treasure it. It's a further tribute to this durable player that he played over 200 NRL matches at hooker or lock, in among the some of the biggest, toughest, footballers on the planet.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Canberra 61 6 0 0 24
North Queensland 45 5 0 0 20
Warriors 56 11 0 0 44
South Sydney 44 0 0   0

Warriors # 59

Name: DEATH, Jason
Place of Birth: Young, NSW
Positions: Hooker
Professional clubs: Radiers, Cowboys, Warriors, Souths
46 Years

Signed from the North Queensland Cowboys in 2003, Paul joined the NZ Warriors for the 2004 season. A junior of the Herbert River club he would go onto play 30 games for the Cowboys over the space of 4 seasons and scored 5 tries in that time. In 2003 Paul played 1 game for Italy against Greece in the Lonian cup. Paul made his debut for the Warriors against his old club at Dairy Farmers stadium in 2004 but was only able to play 3 games and was released before the end of the 2004 season. After the Warriors Paul returned to North Queensland and played for Herbert River Crushers in the Townsville and districts league.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
North Queensland 30 5 0 0 20
Warriors 3 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 114

Name: DEZOLT, Paul
Place of Birth: Herbert River
Positions: Hooker
Professional clubs: Cowboys, Warriors
Rep Honors: 1 test for Italy
39 Years
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