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1998 Auckland Warriors season

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NRL Rank  15th
CEO  Bill MacGowan
Captain  Matthew Ridge
Points scored  For: 233; Against: 243
Coach  Frank Endacott
1998 Auckland Warriors season
1998 record  Wins: 7; Draws: 0; Losses: 5

The Auckland Warriors 1998 season was the Auckland Warriors 4th first-grade season. The club competed in Australasia's National Rugby League. The coach of the team was Frank Endacott while Matthew Ridge was the club's captain.



  • 10 April - Round 5: Joe Vagana plays his 50th match for the club.
  • 19 April - Round 6: Syd Eru plays his 50th match for the club.
  • Jersey & Sponsors

    For 1998 the Warriors again used a similar style of jersey, produced by Nike, Inc. DB Bitter remained the major sponsor while Bartercard joined as the sleeve sponsor.


    The Warriors used Ericsson Stadium as their home ground in 1997, their only home ground since they entered the competition in 1995.

    Kiwi Trial matches

    After the National Rugby League season had finished the Warriors played in two trial matches against a New Zealand XIII. These matches acted as a trial for the New Zealand Kiwis before the October test against Australia and the tour of Great Britain.


    Twenty nine players were used by the club in 1998, including four players who made their first grade debuts.


  • Chief Executive Officer: Bill MacGowan
  • Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Frank Endacott
  • Other Teams

    Due to the axing of the Reserve grade competition the Auckland Warriors reserve team played in a series of matches against New Zealand Provincial sides.


    Joe Vagana was the Player of the Year.


    1998 Auckland Warriors season Wikipedia

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