2010 New Zealand Warriors season

The New Zealand Warriors 2010 season was the New Zealand Warriors 16th first-grade season. The club competed in Australasia's National Rugby League and finished fifth in regular season before being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs. The coach of the team was Ivan Cleary while Simon Mannering was the club's captain. The Warriors won the club championship award for having the best combined results between the first grade team and the under-20s.[1] The Junior Warriors then went on to win the Toyota Cup grand final, the club's first grand final win in sixteen years.

2010 New Zealand Warriors season
NRL Rank5th
2010 recordWins: 14; draws: 0; losses: 10
Points scoredFor: 539; against: 486
Team information
CEOWayne Scurrah
CoachIvan Cleary
Assistant coachTony Iro
Captains
StadiumMt Smart Stadium
Avg. attendance13,313
Top scorers
TriesManu Vatuvei (20)
GoalsJames Maloney (73)
PointsJames Maloney (188)
2009 2011 >

In 2010 Warriors games were broadcast on New Zealand's Sky network averaged 181,200 viewers.[2]

Milestones edit

 
The Club Championship (left) and the Toyota Cup (right)
  • 13 February – All Stars Match: Manu Vatuvei represents the NRL All Stars in the pre-season All Stars Match.
  • 14 March – Round 1: Four players made their debuts for the club; Brett Seymour, James Maloney, Jeremy Latimore and Sione Lousi. Lousi also made his NRL debut.
  • 20 March – Round 2: Micheal Luck plays in his 100th game for the club.
  • 28 March – Round 3: James Maloney equals the points club scoring record by scoring 28 points in a match. The record was previously shared by Ivan Cleary and Gene Ngamu.[3]
  • 28 March – Round 3: Wade McKinnon played in his 50th game for the club.
  • 4 April – Round 4: Bill Tupou made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
  • 18 April – Round 6: Ian Henderson played in his 50th game for the club.
  • 15 May – Round 10: Mataupu Poching made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
  • 23 May – Round 11: Lance Hohaia played in his 150th game for the club and his 150th NRL match.
  • 6 June – Round 13: Manu Vatuvei played in his 100th match for the club.
  • 17 July – Round 19: Ben Matulino played in his 50th match for the club.
  • 21 August – Round 24: Alehana Mara made his debut for the club and his debut in the NRL.
  • 27 August – Round 25: Sam Rapira played in his 100th match for the club.
  • 10 September – Qualifying Final: Manu Vatuvei became the club's all-time leading try scorer, surpassing Stacey Jones' total of 77.
  • 10 September – Qualifying Final: Russell Packer played in his 50th match for the club.
  • 4 October – Grand Final: The club was presented with the Club Championship and the Junior Warriors won the Toyota Cup.

Jersey and sponsors edit

 
 
 

In 2010 the Warriors jerseys were again made by Canterbury of New Zealand. They retained their black and white home and away jerseys from 2009, however they added a 15-year anniversary blue jersey and a grey Heritage design, similar to the jersey worn for the Awen Guttenbeil testimonial match. The club also had a new white and black training jersey.

The Warriors wore their blue strip in the first round of the season after the Gold Coast Titans opted to wear their white away jerseys for the match in the Gold Coast.[4] This decision was repeated in round three after Brisbane opted to wear white in another Sunday afternoon game in Queensland.

Vodafone New Zealand was again the naming rights sponsor of the Warriors in 2009. Lion Red was the sleeve sponsor. Suzuki and HiFX were featured on the shorts while Loadlift was on the back of the jersey.

Fixtures edit

The Warriors again use Mt Smart Stadium as their home ground in 2010, their only home ground since they entered the competition in 1995.

Pre-season training edit

The main squad returned to training on 2 November 2009 to start preparing for the 2010 season.[5] Players involved in the 2009 Four Nations and 2009 Pacific Cup returned to training later.

Pre-season matches edit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
13 February Trial 1   Sydney Roosters Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua Win 26–8 Heremaia (2), Locke, Ah Van, Ta'ai Seymour (3) 9,600 [1]
20 February Trial 2   North Queensland Cowboys Barlow Park, Cairns Win 28–6 Hohaia (2), Heremaia, Ah Van, Tupou Seymour, Locke, Heremaia, Johnson 10,000 [2]
27 February Trial 3   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles North Harbour Stadium, Auckland Draw 16–16 Vatuvei, Moon, Latimore Seymour, Johnson 17,362 [3]

Regular season edit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
14 March Round 1   Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Gold Coast Loss 18–24 Vatuvei (2), Locke Seymour (3) 16,112 [4]
20 March Round 2   Cronulla Sharks Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 30–16 Vatuvei (3), Heremaia,
Mannering, Rapira
Locke (2),
Maloney (1)
15,314 [5]
28 March Round 3   Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Win 48–16 Maloney (3), Ropati (2),
Mannering, Hohaia, Moon
Maloney (8) 32,338 [6]
4 April Round 4   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 6–14 Ropati Maloney (1) 19,230 [7]
10 April Round 5   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Win 30–24 Tate, Vatuvei, Lillyman,
Locke, Hohaia
Maloney (5) 17,095 [8]
18 April Round 6   Penrith Panthers Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 12–40 Ta'ai, Tate Maloney (2) 14,620 [9]
25 April Round 7   Melbourne Storm Etihad Stadium Loss 6–40 Ta'ai Maloney (1) 23,906 [10]
1 May Round 8   Canberra Raiders Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 16–23 Ta'ai, Ah Van, Tate Maloney (2) 11,499 [11]
Round 9 Bye
15 May Round 10   North Queensland Cowboys Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 24–12 Ta'ai, Brown, Henderson,
Locke
Maloney (4) 10,800 [12]
23 May Round 11   South Sydney Rabbitohs Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 26–24 Ropati (2), Hohaia, Tate,
Packer
Seymour (3) 10,485 [13]
28 May Round 12   Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium,
Sydney
Loss 6–50 Moon Seymour (1) 10,061 [14]
6 June Round 13   St George Illawarra Dragons Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 20–22 Maloney, Mannering,
John
Maloney (4) 8,312 [15]
13 June Round 14   Newcastle Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Win 32–24 Vatuvei (2), Moon,
Latimore, Maloney
Maloney (6) 10,535 [16]
Round 15 Bye
27 June Round 16   Sydney Roosters AMI Stadium, Christchurch Win 20–18 Locke (3), Vatuvei Maloney (2) 20,721 [17]
4 July Round 17   Parramatta Eels Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 35–6 Brown (2), Matulino,
Ta'ai, Vatuvei, Maloney
Maloney (5),
John (FG)
9,912 [18]
11 July Round 18   Penrith Panthers CUA Stadium, Sydney Win 12–6 Maloney, Vatuvei Maloney (2) 9,983 [19]
17 July Round 19   Melbourne Storm Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 13–6 Vatuvei, Ropati Maloney (1 & FG) 13,118 [20]
25 July Round 20   South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Loss 28–38 Brown (2), Vatuvei, Latimore, Maloney Maloney (4) 13,895 [21]
1 August Round 21   Gold Coast Titans Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 20–28 Mannering, Hohaia, Vatuvei, Seymour Maloney (2) 12,017 [22]
7 August Round 22   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium, Sydney Win 37–10 Tupou (3), Tate, Maloney, Moon Maloney (6 & FG) 7,510 [23][permanent dead link]
15 August Round 23   Newcastle Knights Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 22–10 Vatuvei (3), Tupou Maloney (3) 12,824 [24]
21 August Round 24   Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Sydney Loss 16–19 Maloney, Mannering Maloney (4) 13,095 [25]
27 August Round 25   Brisbane Broncos Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 36–4 Brown(2), Hohaia(2), Vatuvei,
Mannering, Matulino
Maloney(4) 21,627 [26]
4 September Round 26   Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium, Sydney Win 26–12 Ropati, Tate, Royal, Locke, Vatuvei Maloney (3) 11,383 [27]

Finals edit

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
10 September Qualifying Final   Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Gold Coast Loss 16-28 Heremaia, Moon, Vatuvei Maloney (2) 27,026 [28]

Ladder edit

Pos. Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1   St. George Illawarra Dragons (P) 24 17 0 7 2 518 299 +219 38
2   Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 645 489 +156 34
3   Wests Tigers 24 15 0 9 2 537 503 +34 34
4   Gold Coast Titans 24 15 0 9 2 520 498 +22 34
5   New Zealand Warriors 24 14 0 10 2 539 486 +53 32
6   Sydney Roosters 24 14 0 10 2 559 510 +49 32
7   Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 499 493 +6 30
8   Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 12 0 12 2 545 510 +35 28
9   South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 0 13 2 584 567 +17 26
10   Brisbane Broncos 24 11 0 13 2 508 535 −27 26
11   Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 499 569 −70 24
12   Parramatta Eels 24 10 0 14 2 413 491 −78 24
13   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 9 0 15 2 494 539 −45 22
14   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 0 17 2 354 609 −255 18
15   North Queensland Cowboys 24 5 0 19 2 425 667 −242 14
16   Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 489 363 +126 01

1 Melbourne were deducted eight premiership points and barred from receiving premiership points for the rest of the season due to gross long-term salary cap breaches.[6]

Squad edit

Twenty nine players played for the Warriors during the season. Seven players made their debut for the club, including four making their NRL debuts.

No. Name Position Warriors Debut App T G FG Pts
99 Lance Hohaia UB 6 April 2002 23 6 0 0 24
108 Jerome Ropati CE / FE 31 August 2003 19 7 0 0 28
115 Manu Vatuvei WG 23 May 2004 19 20 0 0 80
121 Steve Price PR 13 March 2005 0 0 0 0 0
125 Simon Mannering CE 26 June 2005 18 6 0 0 24
126 Micheal Luck SR 12 March 2006 20 0 0 0 0
129 Patrick Ah Van WG 9 April 2006 1 1 0 0 4
131 Sam Rapira PR 20 May 2006 16 1 0 0 4
132 Wade McKinnon FB 17 March 2007 6 0 0 0 0
137 Brent Tate CE 17 March 2008 21 6 0 0 24
138 Ian Henderson HK 23 March 2008 17 1 0 0 4
141 Russell Packer PR 4 May 2008 24 1 0 0 4
142 Ben Matulino SR 14 June 2008 25 2 0 0 8
145 Joel Moon CE / FE 14 March 2009 17 5 0 0 20
146 Jacob Lillyman PR / SR 14 March 2009 12 1 0 0 4
148 Jesse Royal PR 22 March 2009 21 1 0 0 4
149 Ukuma Ta'ai SR 22 March 2009 20 5 0 0 20
151 Lewis Brown HK / LK 3 May 2009 23 7 0 0 28
152 Kevin Locke FB / WG 31 May 2009 17 7 2 0 32
153 Aaron Heremaia HB / HK 31 May 2009 25 2 0 0 8
154 Isaac John FE / HB 19 July 2009 5 1 0 1 5
155 Siuatonga Likiliki CE 15 August 2009 0 0 0 0 0
157 Brett Seymour FE / HB 14 March 2010 13 1 8 0 18
156 James Maloney HB 14 March 2010 24 10 73 2 188
158 Jeremy Latimore PR 14 March 2010 16 2 0 0 8
159 Sione Lousi SR 14 March 2010 7 0 0 0 0
160 Bill Tupou WG 4 April 2010 12 4 0 0 16
161 Mataupu Poching PR 15 May 2010 1 0 0 0 0
162 Alehana Mara HK 21 August 2010 3 0 0 0 0
- Elijah Taylor FE Uncapped 0 0 0 0 0

Staff edit

  • Chief executive officer: Wayne Scurrah
  • Football Operations Manager: Don Mann Jr
  • Recruitment and Development Manager: Dean Bell[7]
  • High Performance Manager: Craig Walker
  • High Performance Assistant: Ruben Wiki[8]
  • Medical Services Manager: Jude Spiers
  • Welfare and Education Manager: Jerry Seuseu[9]

NRL staff edit

NYC staff edit

Transfers edit

Gains edit

Player Previous Club Length Notes
Brett Seymour Cronulla Sharks 2010, with option
James Maloney Melbourne Storm 2011, with option
Jeremy Latimore Parramatta Eels 2010, with option [13]

Losses edit

Player Club Notes
Stacey Jones Retired
Evarn Tuimavave Newcastle Knights [14]
Denan Kemp Brisbane Broncos [15][16]
Leeson Ah Mau North Queensland Cowboys [14]
Aiden Kirk Released [17]
Malo Solomona Released
Daniel O'Regan Melbourne Storm

Mid-season losses edit

Player Club Notes
Wade McKinnon Wests Tigers [18]

Contract extensions edit

Other teams edit

In 2010 the Junior Warriors again competed in the Toyota Cup while senior players who were not required for the first team play with the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. The Vulcans finished ninth out of twelve teams and missed the finals by just one point. Brent Gemmell was the coach of the Vulcans. Pita Godinet was the Vulcans player of the year while Johnny Aranga won the Rookie of the year award.[20]

2010 Junior Warriors edit

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1   South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 17 0 7 2 687 567 +120 38
2   New Zealand Warriors (P) 24 16 1 7 2 731 481 +250 37
3   Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 15 2 7 2 773 596 +177 36
4   North Queensland Cowboys 24 14 3 7 2 673 540 +133 35
5   Sydney Roosters 24 14 1 9 2 695 588 +107 33
6   Canberra Raiders 24 14 1 9 2 764 734 +30 33
7   Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 13 0 11 2 568 583 -15 30
8   Gold Coast Titans 24 12 1 11 2 581 663 -82 29
9   Wests Tigers 24 12 0 12 2 620 532 +88 28
10   Brisbane Broncos 24 11 1 12 2 690 635 +55 27
11   St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 10 1 13 2 568 543 +25 25
12   Newcastle Knights 24 9 1 14 2 612 732 -120 23
13   Melbourne Storm 24 8 2 14 2 683 782 -99 22
14   Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 8 1 15 2 492 634 -142 21
15   Penrith Panthers 24 8 0 16 2 643 838 -195 20
16   Parramatta Eels 24 3 1 20 2 454 786 -332 11

Grand Final edit

The match was the club's sixth grand final appearance in sixteen seasons after the 2002 NRL, 1996 and 1997 Reserve Grade, 1997 Under 19's and 1995 Lion Red Cup grand finals.[21] The club led 12–10 at halftime before going on to win 42–28.

Under-20s: Glen Fisiiahi, Omar Slaimankhel, Sosaia Feki, Siuatonga Likiliki, Elijah Niko, Carlos Tuimavave, Shaun Johnson, Neccrom Areaiiti, Henry Chan-Ting, Mark Ioane, Matt Robinson, Elijah Taylor (C), Sebastine Ikahihifo. Bench: Nafe Seluini, Charlie Gubb, Sam Lousi, Daniel Palavi. Coach: John Ackland.[21]

Captain Ben Henry withdrew before the match started due to injury while John Palavi was omitted from the bench. Carlos Tuimavave won the man of the match award.

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
4 October Grand Final   South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Win 42-28 Taylor (2), Likiliki, Fisiiahi, Lousi, Niko, Seluini Johnson (7) 82,334 [29]

Awards edit

Manu Vatuvei was named the Lion Red Player of the Year and the Vodafone One Tribe Player of the Year at the club's annual awards function.[22] James Maloney was the Vodafone Young Player of the Year while Aaron Heremaia was named the Canterbury of New Zealand Clubperson of the Year.

Micheal Luck, Vatuvei and Sam Rapira were all presented with rings to celebrate them playing there 100th match for the club during the season.

References edit

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  2. ^ Kilgallon, Steve (10 April 2011). "Kiwi TV viewers go cold on rugby codes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ "James Maloney ties club record in Warriors win". Stuff. 28 March 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  4. ^ Warriors to wear blue against Gold Coast Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March 2010
  5. ^ Vodafone Warriors Pre-Season Programme Announced Archived 21 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine leagueunlimited.com, 17 November 2009
  6. ^ Stuart Honeysett and Brent Read (23 April 2010) Shocking end to the Melbourne Storm era The Australian
  7. ^ Deane, Steve (25 September 2009). "NRL: Bell wins leading role at Warriors". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  8. ^ a b Wiki, Ruben (14 December 2009). "NRL: Veterans return to Warriors". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  9. ^ Alderson, Andrew (13 December 2009). "NRL: Seuseu signs up for welfare". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  10. ^ Bears coach stays in NRL with Warriors Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine northsydneybears.com.au, 23 February 2010
  11. ^ Warriors named in Cook Islands squad voxy.co.nz, 22 September 2011
  12. ^ Brown, Michael (15 November 2009). "NRL: Halligan back to Warriors". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  13. ^ Deane, Steve (1 October 2009). "NRL: Warriors pick Latimore to plug gap". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  14. ^ a b Kilgallon, Steve (8 June 2009). "Tuimavave shown door". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  15. ^ Warriors release winger Kemp Archived 27 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine AAP, 24 August 2009
  16. ^ "Warriors: Kemp given release". The New Zealand Herald. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  17. ^ Deane, Steve (28 November 2009). "NRL: Warriors eager to fill gap on wing". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  18. ^ McKinnon granted release from contract Archived 2 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine Warriors.co.nz, 26 May 2010
  19. ^ Luck re-signs with Warriors Archived 28 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine NRL.com, 10 May 2010
  20. ^ Auckland Rugby League 2010 Awards Winners Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Auckland Rugby League
  21. ^ a b "NRL: Warriors unchanged for final". The New Zealand Herald. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  22. ^ Vatuvei named Lion Red Player of the Year Archived 1 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine warriors.co.nz, 16 September 2010

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