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2017 New Zealand Warriors season

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CEO  Jim Doyle
Captain  Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Coach  Stephen Kearney
Stadium  Mount Smart Stadium
2017 New Zealand Warriors season
Assistant coach  Andrew McFadden Stacey Jones Steve McNamara

The 2017 New Zealand Warriors season will be the 23rd season in the club's history. Coached by Stephen Kearney and captained by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, the Warriors will compete in the National Rugby League's 2017 Telstra Premiership. They also competed in the 2017 NRL Auckland Nines tournament.



  • 12 September 2016: Stephen Kearney is appointed as head coach, with former coach Andrew McFadden accepting a role as assistant coach.
  • 14 December 2016: Sam Lisone is named in the World All Stars side to play in the 2017 All Stars match.
  • 1 February: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is announced as the new captain, with Simon Mannering as vice-captain.
  • Pre-season training

    Pre-season training begins on 1 November, with the exception of players involved in the 2016 Four Nations tournament.

    Auckland Nines

    The Warriors lost all three of their matches at the Nines.

    The squad for the Nines was Ryan Hoffman, Junior Pauga, Matt Allwood, Blake Ayshford, Ata Hingano, Sam Cook, Shaun Johnson, Ruben Wiki (c), Mason Lino, Bunty Afoa, James Gavet, Tuimoala Lolohea, Jazz Tevaga, Ofahiki Ogden, Lewis Soosemea, Toafofoa Sipley, Isaiah Papalii, and James Bell. Solomone Kata was originally named, but withdrew due to a virus and was replaced by Cook.

    Pre-season matches

    The Warriors will play two trial matches, against the Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans. The match against the Titans will be in Palmerston North, it is the first time the Warriors have played in Palmerston North since 1995.

    Regular season

    Home matches will be played at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, with the exception of one game at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. The Warriors will also play an away game at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

    Other teams

    As in 2016, the Warriors will enter a team into the Intrust Super Premiership NSW and the Junior Warriors will compete in the Holden Cup.


    2017 New Zealand Warriors season Wikipedia

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