2010 New Zealand Warriors season

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2010 New Zealand Warriors
League 5th NRL
2010 record 14-0-10
Points for 539
Points against 486
Team information
CEO Wayne Scurrah
Coach Ivan Cleary
Assistant Coach Tony Iro
Captain Simon Mannering
Alternate captains Micheal Luck
Brent Tate
Ground Mt Smart Stadium
Average attendance 13,313
Top scorers
Tries Manu Vatuvei (20)
Goals James Maloney (73)
Points James Maloney (188)
 < 2009 2011

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-20's.[1] The Junior Warriors then went on to win the Toyota Cup grand final, the clubs first grand final win in sixteen years.

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 clubs 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]

New Zealand home jersey 1995.svg
New Zealand Warriors home jersey 2009.svg
New Zealand Warriors away jersey 2009.svg

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 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg 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 colours.svg 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 Sea Eagles colours.svg 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 colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Gold Coast Loss 18 - 24 Vatuvei (2), Locke Seymour (3) 16,112 [4]
20 March Round 2 Cronulla colours.svg 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 colours.svg 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 Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 6 - 14 Ropati Maloney (1) 19,230 [7]
10 April Round 5 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Win 30 - 24 Tate, Vatuvei, Lillyman,
Locke, Hohaia
Maloney (5) 17,095 [8]
18 April Round 6 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 12 - 40 Ta'ai, Tate Maloney (2) 14,620 [9]
25 April Round 7 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Etihad Stadium Loss 6 - 40 Ta'ai Maloney (1) 23,906 [10]
1 May Round 8 Canberra colours.svg 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 colours.svg 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 colours.svg 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 colours.svg Wests Tigers Campbelltown Stadium,
Sydney
Loss 6 - 50 Moon Seymour (1) 10,061 [14]
6 June Round 13 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 20 - 22 Maloney, Mannering,
John
Maloney (4) 8,312 [15]
13 June Round 14 Newcastle colours.svg 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 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters AMI Stadium, Christchurch Win 20 - 18 Locke (3), Vatuvei Maloney (2) 20,721 [17]
4 July Round 17 Parramatta colours.svg 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 colours.svg Penrith Panthers CUA Stadium, Sydney Win 12 - 6 Maloney, Vatuvei Maloney (2) 9,983 [19]
17 July Round 19 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 13 - 6 Vatuvei, Ropati Maloney (1 & FG) 13,118 [20]
25 July Round 20 South Sydney colours.svg 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 colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 20 - 28 Mannering, Hohaia, Vatuvei, Seymour Maloney (2) 12,017 [22]
7 August Round 22 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium, Sydney Win 37 - 10 Tupou (3), Tate, Maloney, Moon Maloney (6 & FG) 7,510 [23]
15 August Round 23 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 22 - 10 Vatuvei (3), Tupou Maloney (3) 12,824 [24]
21 August Round 24 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Sydney Loss 16 - 19 Maloney, Mannering Maloney (4) 13,095 [25]
27 August Round 25 Brisbane colours.svg 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 colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium, Sydney Win 26 - 12 Ropati, Tate, Royal, Locke, Vatuvei Maloney (3) 11,383 [27]

Finals[edit]

  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1  St George Illawarra 28
8  Manly-Warringah 0
  1W  St George Illawarra 13  
2  Penrith Panthers 22   4W  Canberra Raiders 24        Wests Tigers 12    
7  Canberra Raiders 24   2L  Wests Tigers 26            St George Illawarra 32
         Sydney Roosters 8
3  Wests Tigers 15         2W  Gold Coast Titans 6    
6  Sydney Roosters 19   3W  Sydney Roosters 34        Sydney Roosters 32  
  1L  Penrith Panthers 12  
4  Gold Coast Titans 28
5  NZ Warriors 16
Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
10 September Qualifying Final Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Gold Coast Loss 16-28 Heremaia, Moon, Vatuvei Maloney (2) 27,026 [28]

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 17 0 7 2 518 299 +219 38
2 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 645 489 +156 34
3 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 0 9 2 537 503 +34 34
4 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 15 0 9 2 520 498 +22 34
5 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 0 10 2 539 486 +53 32
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 14 0 10 2 559 510 +49 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 499 493 +6 30
8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 12 0 12 2 545 510 +35 28
9 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 0 13 2 584 567 +17 26
10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 11 0 13 2 508 535 −27 26
11 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 499 569 −70 24
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 10 0 14 2 413 491 −78 24
13 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 9 0 15 2 494 539 −45 22
14 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 0 17 2 354 609 −255 18
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 5 0 19 2 425 667 −242 14
16 Melbourne colours.svg 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 Hohaia, LanceLance Hohaia UB 6 April 2002 23 6 0 0 24
108 Ropati, JeromeJerome Ropati CE / FE 31 August 2003 19 7 0 0 28
115 Vatuvei, ManuManu Vatuvei WG 23 May 2004 19 20 0 0 80
121 Price, SteveSteve Price PR 13 March 2005 0 0 0 0 0
125 Mannering, SimonSimon Mannering CE 26 June 2005 18 6 0 0 24
126 Luck, MichealMicheal Luck SR 12 March 2006 20 0 0 0 0
129 Ah Van, PatrickPatrick Ah Van WG 9 April 2006 1 1 0 0 4
131 Rapira, SamSam Rapira PR 20 May 2006 16 1 0 0 4
132 McKinnon, WadeWade McKinnon FB 17 March 2007 6 0 0 0 0
137 Tate, BrentBrent Tate CE 17 March 2008 21 6 0 0 24
138 Henderson, IanIan Henderson HK 23 March 2008 17 1 0 0 4
141 Packer, RussellRussell Packer PR 4 May 2008 24 1 0 0 4
142 Matulino, BenBen Matulino SR 14 June 2008 25 2 0 0 8
145 Moon, JoelJoel Moon CE / FE 14 March 2009 17 5 0 0 20
146 Lillyman, JacobJacob Lillyman PR / SR 14 March 2009 12 1 0 0 4
148 Royal, JesseJesse Royal PR 22 March 2009 21 1 0 0 4
149 Ta'ai, UkumaUkuma Ta'ai SR 22 March 2009 20 5 0 0 20
151 Brown, LewisLewis Brown HK / LK 3 May 2009 23 7 0 0 28
152 Locke, KevinKevin Locke FB / WG 31 May 2009 17 7 2 0 32
153 Heremaia, AaronAaron Heremaia HB / HK 31 May 2009 25 2 0 0 8
154 John, IsaacIsaac John FE / HB 19 July 2009 5 1 0 1 5
155 Likiliki, SiuatongaSiuatonga Likiliki CE 15 August 2009 0 0 0 0 0
157 Seymour, BrettBrett Seymour FE / HB 14 March 2010 13 1 8 0 18
156 Maloney, JamesJames Maloney HB 14 March 2010 24 10 73 2 188
158 Latimore, JeremyJeremy Latimore PR 14 March 2010 16 2 0 0 8
159 Lousi, SioneSione Lousi SR 14 March 2010 7 0 0 0 0
160 Tupou, BillBill Tupou WG 4 April 2010 12 4 0 0 16
161 Poching, MataupuMataupu Poching PR 15 May 2010 1 0 0 0 0
162 Mara, AlehanaAlehana Mara HK 21 August 2010 3 0 0 0 0
- Taylor, ElijahElijah 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 colours.svg South Sydney 24 17 0 7 2 687 567 +120 38
2 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 16 1 7 2 731 481 +250 37
3 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury 24 15 2 7 2 773 596 +177 36
4 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 14 3 7 2 673 540 +133 35
5 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 14 1 9 2 695 588 +107 33
6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 14 1 9 2 764 734 +30 33
7 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 13 0 11 2 568 583 -15 30
8 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 12 1 11 2 581 663 -82 29
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 12 0 12 2 620 532 +88 28
10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 11 1 12 2 690 635 +55 27
11 St. George colours.svg St. George-Illawarra 24 10 1 13 2 568 543 +25 25
12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 9 1 14 2 612 732 -120 23
13 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 8 2 14 2 683 782 -99 22
14 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 8 1 15 2 492 634 -142 21
15 Panthers colours.svg Penrith 24 8 0 16 2 643 838 -195 20
16 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 3 1 20 2 454 786 -332 11
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1  South Sydney 24
8  Gold Coast Titans 22
  1W  South Sydney 64  
2  NZ Warriors 25   4W  North Queensland 18      Canberra Raiders 18    
7  Manly-Warringah 22   2L  Canberra Raiders 22          South Sydney 28
       NZ Warriors 42
3  Bulldogs 54         2W  NZ Warriors 23    
6  Canberra Raiders 18   3W  Bulldogs 24      Bulldogs 16  
  1L  Sydney Roosters 22  
4  North Queensland 46
5  Sydney Roosters 12

Grand Final[edit]

The match was the clubs 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-20's: 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 colours.svg 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 clubs 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]

  1. ^ Brown, Michael (5 September 2010). "NRL: Junior Warriors help deliver top combo title to Mt Smart". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Kilgallon, Steve (10 April 2011). "Kiwi TV viewers go cold on rugby codes". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "James Maloney ties club record in Warriors win". Stuff.co.nz. 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 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 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 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 Warriors.co.nz, 26 May 2010
  19. ^ Luck re-signs with Warriors NRL.com, 10 May 2010
  20. ^ Auckland Rugby League 2010 Awards Winners 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 warriors.co.nz, 16 September 2010

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