2006 New Zealand Warriors season

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2006 New Zealand Warriors season
NRL Rank 10th
2006 record Wins: 12; Draws: 0; Losses: 12
Points scored For: 552; Against: 463
Team information
CEO Wayne Scurrah
Coach Ivan Cleary
Assistant coach John Ackland
Captains
Stadium Ericsson Stadium
Avg. Attend. 8,829
Top scorers
Tries Brent Webb (11)
Goals Tony Martin (68)
Points Tony Martin (160)
2005 2007 >

The 2006 New Zealand Warriors season was the 12th in the club's history. The club competed in Australasia's National Rugby League. The coach of the team was Ivan Cleary while Steve Price was the club captain.

Milestones[edit]

  • 25 March - Round 3: Awen Guttenbeil played in his 150th match for the club.
  • 25 June - Round 16: The Warriors defeated the South Sydney Rabbitohs 66-0 at Telstra Stadium. This result stands as the Warriors largest victory to date.
  • 9 July - Round 18: Jerome Ropati played in his 50th match for the club.
  • 9 July - Round 18: Louis Anderson played in his 50th match for the club.
  • 12 August - Round 23: Brent Webb played in his 100th match for the club.

Salary cap breach[edit]

Before the season started the Warriors were investigated by the National Rugby League over alleged salary cap breaches committed by the team's previous administrators. The club admitted to inflating its salary cap to the tune of nearly $1 million during the 2005 season. As punishment, the National Rugby League fined the Warriors club $430,000 and stripped the team of four competition points prior to the beginning of the season. It was the first time in 99 years of rugby league in Australia that a team has started a season on less than zero premiership points.

The Warriors appealed the decision by the NRL to strip the four competition points but accepted the financial penalty. Prior to the beginning of the season, the National Rugby League confirmed that the points penalty would stand. The penalty would prove the decisive factor in the Warriors missing the finals for the third year in succession.

Jersey & Sponsors[edit]

New Zealand Warriors away jersey 2006.svg
New Zealand home jersey 2006.svg

The Warriors adopted a new home jersey for 2006, a predominantly Black & White design supplied by Puma AG. A new away jersey was also adopted, being mainly Grey with Black details.

Fixtures[edit]

The Warriors used Ericsson Stadium as their home ground in 2006, their only home ground since they entered the competition in 1995. On 12 July, the stadium reverted to its original name: Mt Smart Stadium.

Pre-Season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
12 February Trial 1 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders North Harbour Stadium, Auckland Loss 16 - 28 Todd Byrne, Tony Martin, Cooper Vuna Martin (2) 11,000 [1]
18 February Trial 2 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Barlow Park, Cairns Loss 10 - 26 Manu Vatuvei, George Tuakura Martin (1) 15,000 [1]
25 February Trial 3 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast Win 24 - 20 Nathan Fien, Ruben Wiki, Tony Martin, Jerome Ropati Martin (4) 12,380 [1]

Regular Season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
12 March Round 1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Loss 16 - 22 Koopu, Vatuvei, Ropati Martin (2) 10,035 [2]
18 March Round 2 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Loss 14 - 22 Tuimavave, Vatuvei Martin (3) 16,089 [3]
25 March Round 3 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers AMI Stadium, Christchurch Win 26 - 10 Guttenbeil, Ropati, Toopi, Webb, Vatuvei Martin (3) 14,675 [4]
2 April Round 4 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Win 26 - 22 Fien, Rovelli, Tuimavave, Vatuvei Martin (5) 18,359 [5]
9 April Round 5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Sea Eagles Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Loss 8 - 22 Martin (2) 7,888 [6]
15 April Round 6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra Loss 14 - 18 Koopu, Webb Martin (3) 7,174 [7]
22 April Round 7 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Win 46 - 14 Wiki (2), Byrne, Gatis, Martin, Price, Webb Martin (9) 8,015 [8]
30 April Round 8 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Loss 16 - 30 Faumuina, Koopu Martin (4) 11,604 [9]
Round 9 Bye
13 May Round 10 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Illawarra Loss 16 - 22 Mannering, Price, Webb Martin (2) 10,117 [10]
20 May Round 11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Win 34 - 12 Anderson, Faumuina, Mannering, Rovelli, Tuimavave, Webb Martin (5) 8,210 [11]
27 May Round 12 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Toyota Park, Sydney Loss 20 - 34 Koopu (2), Mannering, Faumuina Martin (2) 9,490 [12]
4 June Round 13 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Loss 18 - 23 Wiki (2), Ah Van Martin (3) 7,746 [13]
11 June Round 14 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Win 22 - 12 Vatuvei (2), Fien, Martin, Webb Martin (1) 6,806 [14]
18 June Round 15 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Win 30 - 18 Fien (2), Faumuina, Price, Ropati Martin (5) 6,240 [15]
25 June Round 16 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Telstra Stadium, Sydney Win 66 - 0 Hohaia (3), Ropati (2), Webb (2), Ah Van, Mannering, Martin,
Price, Tuimavave
Martin (9) 6,597 [16]
1 July Round 17 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers Ericsson Stadium, Auckland Win 28 - 22 Mannering (2), Martin, Webb, Wiki Martin (4) 8,723 [17]
9 July Round 18 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs Telstra Stadium, Sydney Loss 18 - 22 (a.e.t) Koopu, Mannering, Vatuvei Martin (3) 14,076 [18]
15 July Round 19 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 12 - 20 Price, Rovelli Martin (2) 14,499 [19]
Round 20 Bye
29 July Round 21 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers CUA Stadium, Sydney Loss 6 - 36 Vautvei Martin (1) 9,725 [20]
5 August Round 22 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 12 - 10 Luck, Rovelli Martin (2) 4,850 [21]
12 August Round 23 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 26 - 0 Hohaia (2), Mannering, Rapira, Vatuvei Hohaia (3) 5,425 [22]
19 August Round 24 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Win 24 - 20 Webb (2), Mannering, Vatuvei Hohaia (4) 13,477 [23]
27 August Round 25 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 42 - 16 Ropati (4), Ah Van (2), Lauaki, Wiki Hohaia (5) 12,711 [24]
3 September Round 26 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Loss 12 - 36 Byrne, Rovelli Hohaia (2) 47,193 [25]

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B F A PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 20 0 4 2 605 404 +201 44
2 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 16 0 8 2 608 468 +140 36
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 0 10 2 497 392 +105 32
4 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 14 0 10 2 608 538 +70 32
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 14 0 10 2 534 493 +41 32
6 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 14 0 10 2 519 481 +38 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 13 0 11 2 525 573 -48 30
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 12 0 12 2 506 483 +23 28
9 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 11 0 13 2 450 463 -13 26
10 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 12 0 12 2 552 463 +89 24*
11 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 10 0 14 2 490 565 -75 24
12 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 24 10 0 14 2 510 587 -77 24
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 9 0 15 2 515 544 -29 22
14 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 8 0 16 2 528 650 -122 20
15 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 3 0 21 2 429 772 -343 10

*New Zealand Warriors were stripped of 4 competition points due to breaches of the salary cap.

Squad[edit]

Twenty five players were used by the Warriors in 2006, including several players who made their first grade debuts.

No. Name Nationality Position Warriors Debut App T G FG Pts
33 Guttenbeil, AwenAwen Guttenbeil New Zealand SR 14 April 1996 23 1 0 0 4
64 Koopu, WairangiWairangi Koopu New Zealand CE / SR 9 April 1999 20 6 0 0 24
66 Toopi, ClintonClinton Toopi New Zealand CE 2 May 1999 10 1 0 0 4
87 Villasanti, RichardRichard Villasanti Australia PR 18 February 2001 1 0 0 0 0
97 Webb, BrentBrent Webb New Zealand FB 1 April 2002 22 11 0 0 44
98 Faumuina, SioneSione Faumuina New Zealand CE / LK 1 April 2002 17 4 0 0 16
99 Hohaia, LanceLance Hohaia New Zealand UB 6 April 2002 12 5 14 0 48
102 Tuimavave, EvarnEvarn Tuimavave New Zealand PR 1 September 2002 23 4 0 0 16
108 Ropati, JeromeJerome Ropati New Zealand CE / FE 31 August 2003 22 9 0 0 36
109 Martin, TonyTony Martin Australia CE 14 March 2004 20 6 68 0 160
110 Lauaki, EpalahameEpalahame Lauaki New Zealand SR 14 March 2004 8 1 0 0 4
112 Anderson, LouisLouis Anderson New Zealand LK 28 March 2004 23 1 0 0 4
115 Vatuvei, ManuManu Vatuvei New Zealand WG 23 May 2004 18 10 0 0 40
118 Vuna, CooperCooper Vuna New Zealand WG 21 August 2004 3 0 0 0 0
121 Price, SteveSteve Price Australia PR 13 March 2005 21 5 0 0 20
122 Byrne, ToddTodd Byrne Australia WG 13 March 2005 9 2 0 0 8
123 Wiki, RubenRuben Wiki New Zealand PR 13 March 2005 22 6 0 0 24
124 Fien, NathanNathan Fien New Zealand HK 13 March 2005 21 4 0 0 16
125 Mannering, SimonSimon Mannering New Zealand CE 26 June 2005 17 9 0 0 36
126 Luck, MichealMicheal Luck Australia SR 12 March 2006 24 1 0 0 4
127 Rovelli, GrantGrant Rovelli Italy HB 12 March 2006 24 4 0 0 16
128 Gatis, GeorgeGeorge Gatis Greece HK 25 March 2006 17 2 0 0 8
129 Ah Van, PatrickPatrick Ah Van New Zealand WG 9 April 2006 15 4 0 0 16
130 Taulapapa, MisiMisi Taulapapa Samoa WG 22 April 2006 5 0 0 0 0
131 Rapira, SamSam Rapira New Zealand PR 20 May 2006 10 1 0 0 4

Staff[edit]

  • Chief Executive Officer: Wayne Scurrah

Coaching Staff[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Gains[edit]

Player Previous Club Length Notes
Luck, MichealMicheal Luck North Queensland Cowboys
Rovelli, GrantGrant Rovelli Sydney Roosters
Gatis, GeorgeGeorge Gatis North Queensland Cowboys

Losses[edit]

Player Club Notes
Jones, StaceyStacey Jones Catalans Dragons
Betham, MontyMonty Betham Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Meli, FrancisFrancis Meli St Helens R.F.C.
Paleaaesina, IafetaIafeta Paleaaesina Wigan Warriors
Temata, KarlKarl Temata Harlequins RL
Latu, TevitaTevita Latu Cronulla Sharks

Mid-Season Losses[edit]

Player Club Notes
Richard Villasanti Cronulla Sharks granted an early release on 3 May after 96 appearances for the Warriors since arriving in 2001.
Clinton Toopi Leeds Rhinos granted an early release on 17 July.
Sione Faumuina Harlequins RL contract terminated by the Warriors on 30 Augustafter another case of serious misconduct.

Awards[edit]

  • 14 September – Steve Price wins the club’s premier accolade as the Lion Red Player of the Year. Grant Rovelli wins the Vodafone Young Player of the Year, Micheal Luck the Puma Clubman of the Year and Brent Webb the Vodafone One Tribe Supporters’ Player of the Year.

Other Teams[edit]

Players not required by the Warriors were released to play in the 2006 Bartercard Cup. These included Misi Taulapapa for the Mount Albert Lions and Cooper Vuna for the Tamaki Titans. Sam Rapira and Lance Hohaia both made appearances for the Waicoa Bay Stallions while Richard Villasanti played for the Canterbury Bulls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2006 NRL trials warriors.co.nz. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
  2. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 1 rugbyleagueproject.org
  3. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 2 rugbyleagueproject.org
  4. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 3 rugbyleagueproject.org
  5. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 4 rugbyleagueproject.org
  6. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 5 rugbyleagueproject.org
  7. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 6 rugbyleagueproject.org
  8. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 7 rugbyleagueproject.org
  9. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 8 rugbyleagueproject.org
  10. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 10 rugbyleagueproject.org
  11. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 11 rugbyleagueproject.org
  12. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 12 rugbyleagueproject.org
  13. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 13 rugbyleagueproject.org
  14. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 14 rugbyleagueproject.org
  15. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 15 rugbyleagueproject.org
  16. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 16 rugbyleagueproject.org
  17. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 17 rugbyleagueproject.org
  18. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 18 rugbyleagueproject.org
  19. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 19 rugbyleagueproject.org
  20. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 21 rugbyleagueproject.org
  21. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 22 rugbyleagueproject.org
  22. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 23 rugbyleagueproject.org
  23. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 24 rugbyleagueproject.org
  24. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 25 rugbyleagueproject.org
  25. ^ NRL 2006 - Round 26 rugbyleagueproject.org
  26. ^ Iro decides to leave Vodafone Warriors warriors.co.nz, 31 October 2012
  27. ^ Warriors trainer quits to join Roosters stuff.co.nz, 15 October 2012

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