New Zealand Warriors

Broncos withstand late Warriors fightback

David Long   The Brisbane Broncos spoilt the party two decades ago and they've done it again, holding off a big Warriors' fightback for a 24-16 NRL victory in Auckland.

Arthur backs calls to send Peats back on

Three from three: Ryan Hoffman scored his third try for the Warriors in as many games this season.

David Long   Eels coach Brad Arthur said he followed his team’s medical advice in putting hooker Nathan Peats back onto the field after passing a concussion test.

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Rapira leaving Warriors for Super League

Moving on: Warriors forward Sam Rapira.

Robert Lowe   Long-serving Warriors prop Sam Rapira is to quit the NRL and the end of the season.

Warriors outlast Raiders to secure first win of season

Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins skips past Edrick Lee during a commanding display for the New Zealanders.

Jon Tuxworth   New Zealand Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins showed how crucial he is to his team's title hopes with a key performance in his comeback from injury in a 18-6 road win over Canberra Raiders on Sunday night. 

Canberra Raiders under-20s slump to first loss of year against Warriors


Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Raiders under-20s suffered their first loss of the season, outmuscled by defending champions New Zealand Warriors 44-24 at Canberra Stadium on Sunday night. 

Home loss but plenty of positives for spirited Raiders

SPORT: Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium in Canberra. Shannon Boyd of the Canberra Raiders in action. 15th March 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth   A loss but plenty of positives for Raiders


Cornish ready to prove worth against Johnson

Mitch Cornish of the Raiders in action in their round one win at Cronulla.

Jon Tuxworth   On paper it is a lopsided mismatch: the reigning Golden Boot winner against a rookie halfback keen to cement his first grade spot. 


Canberra Raiders youngster Jeremy Hawkins to face 'The Beast' as replacement for injured Jordan Rapana

Jeremy Hawkins has replaced the injured Jordan Rapana in the Canberra Raiders team to play New Zealand on Sunday.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders rookie is bracing for a baptism of fire against Manu Vatuvei 


We won't be blown away again: Raiders


Jon Tuxworth   Canberra Raiders skipper Jarrod Croker insists the team carries no mental baggage from three consecutive hidings by the New Zealand Warriors, adamant the new-look squad has the "mongrel" to avoid another 50-point thrashing on Sunday night.  

Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson ready to silence critics

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10: Shaun Johnson of the Warriors makes a break during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Eden Park on May 10, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

David Long   Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson says it's come as no surprise that people have turned on him after a poor performance against the Newcastle Knights last weekend.

Wright expecting high balls from Raiders

New colours: Former Sharks utility back Jonathan Wright is now with the Warriors.

Warriors winger Jonathan Wright is expecting an aerial bombardment when he makes his debut for the NRL club against Canberra on Sunday.

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Josh Papalii can be top of the props, say State of Origin legends

Josh Papalii

Jon Tuxworth   State of Origin legends Petero Civoniceva and Bradley Clyde believe Josh Papalii will blossom in his shift from back row to prop, backing him to emulate his childhood hero Ruben Wiki and master both positions. 

Knights stride past New Zealand Warriors

On the burst: Dane Gagai.

Robert Dillon   Knights centre Dane Gagai pressed his claims for Queensland Origin selection - and a new contract - with a starring role in Newcastle's gutsy 24-14 win against the Warriors at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.

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Warriors out to lay platform for season

Crossing the Tasman: Kangaroos forward Ryan Hoffman will be a key player for the Warriors in 2015 after switching from Melbourne.

Ryan Hoffman can speak from experience when he says the NRL title isn't decided in round one.

Tomkins in injury doubt for Warriors

Injury cloud: Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins.

Injured fullback Sam Tomkins will travel to Newcastle but is in doubt for the Warriors' NRL season-opening game.

Locke's move to Scottish rugby is off

Back to Salford: Kevin Locke.

Former Warriors' NRL speedster Kevin Locke's proposed move to Scottish rugby is off.

Taumalolo picks Cowboys over Warriors

Staying in Townsville: Jason Taumalolo in action for the NRL All Stars two weeks ago.

Vince Rugari   Boom North Queensland forward Jason Taumalolo has turned down a big-money offer from the Warriors to pledge his future to the Cowboys.

Warriors target Foran and Sydney fans

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Andrew Webster   Assume the position, Sydney: the Warriors are coming to snap up your members, and snap a young playmaker you have heard of … Kieran Foran.

Foran targeted as the face of mooted team

Crowd-puller: Kieran Foran.

Brad Walter   Off-contract Manly star Kieran Foran has been encouraged not to commit beyond 2017 when he decides his future as backers of a second New Zealand franchise want to make him the highest-paid player in the game.

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Johnson to fill NRL star void: McFadden

Talented Warrior: Shaun Johnson.

Laine Clark   It takes some doing to steal the limelight from super model Heidi Klum. But all eyes have been on Kiwi superstar Shaun Johnson ahead of this weekend's Auckland Nines at Eden Park - much to the NRL hierarchy's relief, no doubt.