2014 New Zealand Warriors season
|2014 New Zealand Warriors season|
(19 games since 5 April)
Matthew Elliott (5 games)
|Assistant coach||Ricky Henry
|Stadium||Mount Smart Stadium|
|Tries||Manu Vatuvei (17)|
|Goals||Shaun Johnson (63)|
|Points||Shaun Johnson (163)|
The 2014 New Zealand Warriors season was the 20th in the club's history. Coached by Matthew Elliott until he was replaced by Andrew McFadden in Round 6, and captained by Simon Mannering, the Warriors competed in the National Rugby League's 2014 Telstra Premiership. They finished the regular season 9th out of 16 teams, failing to make the finals for the third consecutive year. In the pre-season the Warriors also had competed in the inaugural NRL Auckland Nines tournament.
- 1 Milestones
- 2 Jersey and sponsors
- 3 Fixtures
- 4 Ladder
- 5 Squad
- 6 Staff
- 7 Transfers
- 8 Other teams
- 9 Awards
- 10 References
- 11 External links
- 9 March - Round 1: Four players made their club debuts for the Warriors; Sam Tomkins, Chad Townsend, Jayson Bukuya and John Palavi.
- 15 March - Round 2: David Fusitua made his NRL debut.
- 7 April: Head coach Matthew Elliott resigned as head coach. Andrew McFadden was made acting coach.
- 13 April - Round 6: Siliva Havili made his NRL debut.
- 2 May: Shaun Johnson, Ben Henry, Simon Mannering and Siliva Havili played for New Zealand in the 2014 ANZAC Test.
- 3 May: Suaia Matagi, Michael Sio, Dominique Peyroux and Carlos Tuimavave represented Samoa in the Pacific International.
- 13 May: Andrew McFadden was appointed head coach until the end of the 2017 season.
- 1 June - Round 12: Simon Mannering played in his 200th match for the club, and his 100th as club captain. Nathan Friend also played in his 50th game for the club.
- 19 July - Round 19: Agnatius Paasi made his NRL debut.
- 27 July - Round 20: Tuimoala Lolohea made his NRL debut.
- 24 August - Round 24: Ben Matulino played in his 150th match for the club. He is the first NYC graduate from any club to reach the milestone.
- 18 October: Sam Lisone and Adam Tuimavave-Gerard played for the Junior Kiwis.
- Sam Tomkins represented England, Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Johnson, Suaia Matagi, Siliva Havili and Thomas Leuluai represented New Zealand and Dominique Peyroux and Michael Sio represented Samoa in the end of year Four Nations tournament.
Jersey and sponsors
In 2014 the Warriors jerseys was again made by Canterbury of New Zealand.
Pre-season training began on 28 October 2013.
The Warriors played the Gold Coast Titans at North Harbour Stadium on 9 February and the Brisbane Broncos at Forsyth Barr Stadium on 23 February. The Warriors also played the Wigan Warriors on Wednesday 12 February, in a warm up game before Wigan competes in the 2014 World Club Challenge.
|9 February||Trial 1||Gold Coast Titans||North Harbour Stadium, Auckland||Loss||18-32||Lolohea (2), Ikahifo||Lino (3)||7,000|||
|12 February||Trial 2||Wigan Warriors||Waikato Stadium, Hamilton||Loss||22-46||Townsend, Tuimavave-Gerrard, Peteru, Friend||Townsend (3)|||
|23 February||Trial 3||Brisbane Broncos||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||Win||48-4||Fisiiahi (2), Hurrell (2), Johnson, Gubb, Tuimavave, Fusitua, Tomkins||Johnson (4), Townsend (2)|||
The Warriors were coached by Ricky Henry. The squad consisted of Jayson Bukuya, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Glen Fisiiahi, David Fusitua, Charlie Gubb, Konrad Hurrell, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Shaun Johnson, Solomone Kata, Ngani Laumape, Tuimoala Lolohea, Sione Lousi, Suaia Matagi, Dominique Peyroux, Sam Tomkins, Carlos Tuimavave. At the conclusion of the weekend Shaun Johnson was named the tournament's MVP and Suaia Matagi was named in the team of the tournament.
|New Zealand Warriors||3||3||0||0||80||41||+39||6|
|North Queensland Cowboys||3||1||0||2||55||45||+10||2|
|Manly Warringah Sea Eagles||3||1||0||2||25||53||-28||2|
|15 February||Nines 1||Canberra Raiders||Eden Park, Auckland||Win||25-14||Johnson, Fisiiahi, Matagi, Kata||Johnson (3), Tomkins|||
|15 February||Nines 2||Manly Sea Eagles||Eden Park, Auckland||Win||27-4||Johnson, Kata, Peyroux, Fusitua, Lolohea||Johnson (3)|||
|16 February||Nines 3||North Queensland Cowboys||Eden Park, Auckland||Win||28-23||Ikahihifo (2), Johnson, Tuimavave, Laumape||Johnson (3)|||
|16 February||Quarter||South Sydney Rabbitohs||Eden Park, Auckland||Win||17-16||Johnson, Fisiiahi, Laumape||Johnson, Tomkins|||
|16 February||Semi||North Queensland Cowboys||Eden Park, Auckland||Loss||0-8|||
|North Queensland Cowboys||16|
|New Zealand Warriors||17|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||16|
|New Zealand Warriors||0|
|North Queensland Cowboys||8|
|North Queensland Cowboys||22|
The Warriors played eight home matches at Mount Smart Stadium, three at Eden Park and another at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Their loss to the Panthers in the final round saw the Warriors finish the season in 9th place, only just missing out on the finals. This was an improvement on their 11th placed finish in 2013 and their 14th placed finish in 2012.
|2||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles||24||16||0||8||2||502||399||+103||36|
|3||South Sydney Rabbitohs (P)||24||15||0||9||2||585||361||+224||34|
|5||North Queensland Cowboys||24||14||0||10||2||596||406||+190||32|
|9||New Zealand Warriors||24||12||0||12||2||571||491||+80||28|
|11||St. George Illawarra Dragons||24||11||0||13||2||469||528||−59||26|
|14||Gold Coast Titans||24||9||0||15||2||372||538||−166||22|
|105||Leuluai, ThomasThomas Leuluai||HB||2 May 2003||12||0||0||0||0|
|108||Ropati, JeromeJerome Ropati||CE||31 August 2003||3||1||0||0||4|
|115||Vatuvei, ManuManu Vatuvei||WG||23 May 2004||23||17||0||0||68|
|125||Mannering, SimonSimon Mannering||SR||26 June 2005||24||9||0||0||36|
|131||Rapira, SamSam Rapira||PR||20 May 2006||18||2||0||0||8|
|142||Matulino, BenBen Matulino||PR||14 June 2008||20||4||0||0||20|
|146||Lillyman, JacobJacob Lillyman||PR||14 March 2009||24||0||0||0||0|
|152||Locke, KevinKevin Locke||FB||31 May 2009||2||0||0||0||0|
|159||Lousi, SioneSione Lousi||SR||14 March 2010||11||2||0||0||8|
|163||Fisiiahi, GlenGlen Fisiiahi||FB||12 March 2011||5||7||0||0||28|
|164||Mateo, FeletiFeleti Mateo||SR||12 March 2011||19||1||0||0||4|
|168||Johnson, ShaunShaun Johnson||HB||4 June 2011||21||9||63||1||163|
|171||Henry, BenBen Henry||SR||4 March 2012||16||6||0||0||24|
|172||Friend, NathanNathan Friend||HK||4 March 2012||24||2||0||0||8|
|173||Hurrell, KonradKonrad Hurrell||CE||4 March 2012||19||12||0||0||48|
|175||Lousi, SamSam Lousi||SR||21 July 2012||1||0||0||0||0|
|176||Ikahihifo, SebastineSebastine Ikahihifo||LK||28 July 2012||18||0||0||0||0|
|177||Tuimavave, CarlosCarlos Tuimavave||FE||5 August 2012||1||1||0||0||4|
|178||Nielsen, DaneDane Nielsen||CE||9 March 2013||13||0||0||0||0|
|180||Laumape, NganiNgani Laumape||WG||24 March 2013||16||5||0||0||20|
|181||Matagi, SuaiaSuaia Matagi||PR||11 May 2013||24||0||0||0||0|
|182||Peyroux, DominiqueDominique Peyroux||CE||3 June 2013||4||1||0||0||4|
|183||Gubb, CharlieCharlie Gubb||PR||7 July 2013||5||0||0||0||0|
|185||Tomkins, SamSam Tomkins||FB||9 March 2014||24||13||0||0||52|
|186||Townsend, ChadChad Townsend||HB||9 March 2014||19||3||14||0||40|
|187||Bukuya, JaysonJayson Bukuya||SR||9 March 2014||18||2||0||0||8|
|188||Palavi, JohnJohn Palavi||PR||9 March 2014||2||0||0||0||0|
|189||Fusitua, DavidDavid Fusitua||WG||15 March 2014||12||7||0||0||28|
|190||Havili, SilivaSiliva Havili||HK||13 April 2014||6||0||0||0||0|
|191||Paasi, AgnatiusAgnatius Paasi||PR||19 July 2014||1||0||0||0||0|
|192||Lolohea, TuimoalaTuimoala Lolohea||HB||27 July 2014||3||0||0||0||0|
- Chief Executive Officer: Wayne Scurrah
- General Manager: Don Mann Jr
- General Manager Football Operations: Dean Bell
- Medical Services Manager: John Mayhew
- Welfare and Education Manager: Jerry Seuseu
- Media and Communications Manager: Richard Becht
- NRL Head Coach: Andrew McFadden
- NRL Assistant Coach: Ricky Henry
- NRL Assistant Coach: Adam Mogg
- NSW Cup Head Coach: Rohan Smith
- NSW Assistant Coach: Willie Swan
- NYC Head Coach: Stacey Jones
- NYC Assistant Coach: Kelvin Wright
- Academy and Pathways Manager: Duane Mann
Strength and Conditioning
- Strength and Conditioning Coach: Carl Jennings
- Strength and Conditioning Coach: Ruben Wiki
- Sports Science Manager: Brad Morris
- Rehab and Speed Coach: Dayne Norton
- Performance Analyst: Adam Sadler
|Sam Tomkins||Wigan Warriors||3 years||World Record Transfer fee|
|Chad Townsend||Cronulla Sharks|||
|Jayson Bukuya||Cronulla Sharks|||
|Packer, RussellRussell Packer||Newcastle Knights|||
|Taylor, ElijahElijah Taylor||Penrith Panthers|||
|Steve Rapira||Salford Red Devils|||
|Sio Siua Taukeiaho||Sydney Roosters|||
|Bill Tupou||Canberra Raiders||Left mid-2013|
|Todd Lowrie||Brisbane Broncos|||
|Pita Godinet||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats|
The Warriors entered a team into the NSW Cup for the first time. The team replaced the Auckland Vulcans, who the club previously helped to fund. The Junior Warriors again competed in the Holden Cup.
NSW Cup squad
The side finished eighth in regular season and made the finals, defeating the Mount Pritchard Mounties 36-28 in the elimination finals. They were eliminated the next week, losing 12-29 to the Illawarra Cutters.
|Qualifying / Elimination finals||Semi-finals||Preliminary finals||Grand final|
|8||NZ Warriors||36||Wentworthville Magpies||12||GF:|
|6||Wests Tigers||6||Newcastle Knights||34|
|7||Wyong Roos||28||SF2:||Illawarra Cutters||10|
Holden Cup Squad
The Junior Warriors won the Holden Cup by defeating the Brisbane Broncos 34-32 in the grand final. The Junior Warriors had finished eighth in the regular season, just qualifying for the finals series. In the finals they defeated the Sydney Roosters 44-30 in the elimination finals.
The Grand Final team was: Brad Abbey, Ngataua Hukatai, Nathaniel Roache, Solomone Kata, Paul Ulberg, Tuimoala Lolohea, Mason Lino (c), Sam Lisone (c), Kurt Robinson, Kouma Samson, Michael Ki, Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, Jazz Tevaga. Interchange: James Bell, Toafofoa Sipley, Ken Maumalo, Iulio Afoa. Coach: Stacey Jones.
|Qualifying / Elimination finals||Semi-finals||Preliminary finals||Grand final|
|4||St. George-Illawarra Dragons||30||SF1:|
|5||Sydney Roosters||30||St. George-Illawarra Dragons||16|
|8||NZ Warriors||44||Brisbane Broncos||24||GF:|
|EF2:||PF2:||New Zealand Warriors||34|
|6||Wests Tigers||28||NZ Warriors||29|
|7||South Sydney Rabbitohs||24||SF2:||Parramatta Eels||26|
Simon Mannering was named the NRL Player of the Year and also received a Legacy award. Konrad Hurrell won the People’s Choice Award while Manu Vatuvei was the Club Person of the Year and the Players’ Player of the Year. David Fusitu’a was the NRL Rookie of the Year.
- Elliott quits as Warriors coach nzherald.co.nz, 7 April 2014
- Changes to Spine warriors.co.nz, 24 August 2014
- Your club's pre-season guide nrl.com, 1 November 2013
- Ben Barba to debut for Broncos in Dunedin stuff.co.nz, 19 November 2013
- 2014 NRL trial game details nrl.com, 9 December 2013
- Warriors to play Wigan in Hamilton nrl.com, 19 December 2013
- Warriors name star-studded Nines squad nrl.com, 25 January 2014
- Warriors to take three games to Eden Park nzherald.co.nz, 2 October 2013
- Mann and Smith return to club thewarriors.com.au, 29 September 2013
- Sam Tomkins' NZ Warriors deal a world record stuff.co.nz, 24 September 2013
- Three Vodafone Warriors teams in 2014 Archived 16 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. thewarriors.com.au, 16 October 2013
- Getting ready for Gisborne warriors.co.nz, 9 June 2014
- Warriors reserves knocked out of NSW Cup stuff.co.nz, 14 September 2014
- 2014 NSW CUP TEAM OF THE YEAR rugbyleagueweek.com.au, 21 September 2014
- Junior Warriors triumph in Holden Cup nzherald.co.nz, 5 October 2014
- Warriors survive Broncos scare to win Holden Cup nrl.com, 5 October 2014
- Top two fall in Holden Cup finals nrl.com, 15 September 2014
- Holden Cup Team of the Year Announced rugbyleagueweek.com.au, 2 September 2014
- Vodafone Warriors RED BALL Awards warriors.co.nz, 16 September 2014
- Warriors 2014 season rugby league project