New Zealand Warriors

NRL to create history by launching 2015 season in New Zealand

Brad Walter   The NRL is set to continue its push into New Zealand by holding the launch for next season in Auckland to mark the 20th anniversary of the competition's expansion across the Tasman with the admission of the Warriors and honour the Kiwis recent Four Nations triumph.

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Warriors sign former Shark Wright

Now a Warrior: Jonathan Wright heads for the line against the Roosters.

Matthew Elkerton   The New Zealand Warriors have fended off two other clubs in the race to sign former Sharks outside back Jonathan Wright.

Dragons sign former Maroons centre Nielsen

Dane Nielsen.

Adrian Proszenko   St George Illawarra have signed former Queensland Origin centre Dane Nielsen on a two-year deal as coach Paul McGregor continues to reshape his roster.

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Warriors boss slips up on Twitter

Oops: Warriors owner Eric Watson.

Tom Decent   New Zealand Warriors owner Eric Watson has accidentally tweeted that Manly playmaker Kieran Foran has signed a deal with the club from the country of his birth, to the initial delight of Warriors fans and dismay of Sea Eagles fans.

New Zealand rugby league representative Suaia Matagi takes his story of hope to prisoners

Message of hope: New Zealand prop Suaia Matagi.

Daniel Lane   When Suaia Matagi fulfilled his dream of being selected for the New Zealand rugby league team he "celebrated" by flying from Auckland to Brisbane and then heading for Gatton and the South Queensland Correctional Centre.


New Zealand Warriors win under 20s grand final over Brisbane Broncos in thriller

Narrow win: Mason Lino (left) and Sam Lisone celebrate the Warriors' victory over the Broncos.

Chris Barclay   The junior Warriors defied the heat and a white-hot comeback from the Brisbane Broncos to claim their third National Youth Competition title in typically dramatic circumstances on NRL grand final day at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.

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Todd Payten to take job at New Zealand Warriors, not Wests Tigers

On the move: Wests Tigers assistant coach Todd Payten.

Adrian Proszenko   Todd Payten is likely to take up an assistant’s role at the New Zealand Warriors in a move that will cull one candidate for the head coaching role at Wests Tigers.

Matt Moylan shines as Penrith Panthers clinch fourth in dominant win over Warriors

Too good: Penrith Panthers star Matt Moylan.

Michael Chammas   The newly crowned prince of Penrith, Matt Moylan, has done it again.

Panthers v Warriors

Michael Chammas   Penrith Panthers v NZ Warriors at Sportingbet Stadium, Sunday 6.30pm


Sydney Roosters can crow after a crushing victory against the Warriors leaves them set for finals footy

He's back: Sonny Bill Williams was a welcome inclusion for the Sydney Roosters in their game against the New Zealand Warriors.

Sarah Harvey   It's the performance Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has been wanting all season.


Sydney Roosters thrash Warriors to build momentum heading into finals


Sarah Harvey   Is this it for Warriors 2014 season? The Warriors completely unravelled in an energy-less, negative display losing to the Roosters 46-12 in a eight try to two demolition at Mt Smart Stadium, in Auckland today.

Warriors v Roosters

Michael Chammas   NZ WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 12.00pm


Sione Mata'utia scores three tries as Newcastle Knights topple New Zealand Warriors

Defence: The Warriors get a rare hand on Newcastle's Sione Mata'utia, who scored three tries in yesterday's tight encounter.

Robert Dillon   Teenage tyro Sione Mata'utia scored a sensational hat-trick as the Newcastle Knights ambushed the Warriors 28-22 at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.


Warriors sneak home against gutsy Sharks

Shark attack: Feleti Mateo tries to get a pass away under all sorts of Cronulla pressure.

Sarah Harvey   The Warriors have been pushed all the way by a relentless Sharks team, eventually coming out narrow victors at Mt Smart Stadium.

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Warriors v Sharks

Michael Chammas   Warriors v Cronulla at Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 2pm



What we learned: Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors


Jon Tuxworth   All the talking points from the Warriors' 54-18 win over the Raiders at Canberra Stadium.


Canberra Raiders embarrassed by Warriors as season hits new low

Sealed with a kiss: Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell scores against the Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth   Raiders centre Jarrod Croker described his side's display as ''garbage'' and ''embarrassing'' after a horror loss to the Warriors.

Canberra Raiders v New Zealand Warriors

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10:  Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors dives over to score a try 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)

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Raiders host the New Zealand Warriors at GIO Stadium from 2pm Sunday. (AEST)



McFadden insists he doesn't have point to prove in Canberra return

Acting head coach of the Warriors Andrew McFadden.

Jon Tuxworth   New Zealand Warriors coach Andrew McFadden still has a ''soft spot'' for the Raiders, but says there is no room for sentiment with his side's finals hopes on the line at Canberra Stadium on Sunday. 


Raiders skipper Terry Campese says wooden spoon 'my worst nightmare'

Terry Campese

Jon Tuxworth   His childhood dream was to win a premiership with the Raiders, but Canberra skipper Terry Campese is now staring his ''worst nightmare'' in the face.