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1999 Auckland Warriors season

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NRL Rank  11th
CEO  Trevor McKewen
Points scored  For: 538; Against: 498
Coach  Mark Graham
1999 Auckland Warriors season
1999 record  Wins: 10; Draws: 0; Losses: 14
Captains  Matthew Ridge Stacey Jones John Simon

The Auckland Warriors 1999 season was the Auckland Warriors 5th first-grade season. The club competed in Australasia's National Rugby League. The coach of the team was Mark Graham while Matthew Ridge was the club's captain.



  • 13 March – Round 2: Tony Tatupu plays his 50th match for the club.
  • 21 March – Round 3: Brady Malam plays his 50th match for the club.
  • 16 May – Round 11: Tony Tuimavave plays his 50th match for the club.
  • 30 May – Round 13: Logan Swann plays his 50th match for the club.
  • 21 August – Round 25: Stacey Jones becomes the first player to appear in 100 first-grade games for the club.
  • Jersey & Sponsors

    For 1999 the Warriors again used a similar style of jersey, produced by Nike, Inc.

    Sale to Tainui

    Between the 1998 and 1999 seasons the Auckland Rugby League sold the Auckland Warriors to a consortium that included majority investor the Tainui tribe as well as Graham Lowe and Malcolm Boyle. The new owners cleaned out the management and coaching structures and also straightened the tongue on the Warriors logo, as a curved tongue is believed to be cursed in Māori culture.

    The consortium paid $2 million in cash, $1.5 million in deferred settlement over three years and an annual development grant of $250,000. The Auckland Rugby League was forced to write off the deferred settlement in 2000 when the Auckland Warriors folded and the assets were purchased by the New Zealand Warriors.


    The Warriors used Ericsson Stadium as their home ground in 1999, their only home ground since they entered the competition in 1995.


    Thirty two players were used by the Warriors in 1999, including eight players making their first grade debuts.


  • Chief Executive Officer: Trevor McKewen
  • Football Manager: Hugh McGahan
  • Coaching Staff

  • Head Coach: Mark Graham
  • Assistant Coach: Mike McClennan
  • Other Teams

    During the 1999 season players not selected for first grade competed in the NZRL's National Provincial competition. The Warriors also sent four players a week to play for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Brisbane Souths.


    Jason Death won the club's Player of the Year award.


    1999 Auckland Warriors season Wikipedia

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