2009 New Zealand Warriors season

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2009 New Zealand Warriors season
NRL Rank 14th
2009 record Wins: 7; Draws: 2; Losses: 14
Points scored For: 377; Against: 515
Team information
CEO Wayne Scurrah
Coach Ivan Cleary
Assistant coach John Ackland
Captains
Stadium Mt Smart Stadium
Avg. Attend. 15,486
Top scorers
Tries Manu Vatuvei (13)
Goals Kevin Locke (22)
Points Kevin Locke (60)
2008 2010 >

The 2009 New Zealand Warriors season was the 15th in the club's history. They competed in the NRL's 2009 Telstra Premiership and finished 14th (out of 16). The coach of the Warriors was Ivan Cleary while Steve Price was the team's captain. In 2009 Warriors games were broadcast on New Zealand's Sky network averaged 107,163 viewers.[1]

Milestones

  • 14 March - Round One: Steve Price played in his 300th National Rugby League game.
  • 14 March - Round One: Four players made their debuts for the Warriors; Denan Kemp, Joel Moon, Jacob Lillyman & Leeson Ah Mau. Ah Mau also made his first grade debut.
  • 22 March - Round Two: Two players made their debuts for the Warriors; Jesse Royal & Ukuma Ta'ai. Ta'ai also made his first grade debut.
  • 5 April - Round Four: Game dedicated to the memory of Sonny Fai, the Warriors lose to the South Sydney Rabbitohs 22-16.
  • 5 April - Round Four: Nathan Fien played in his 100th game for the Warriors.
  • 5 April - Round Four: Daniel O'Regan made his first grade debut, becoming Warrior #150.
  • 3 May - Round Eight: Lewis Brown made his first grade debut.
  • 17 May - Round Ten: Jerome Ropati played in his 100th National Rugby League game and 100th game for the club.
  • 31 May - Round Twelve: Two players made their first grade debuts; Kevin Locke and Aaron Heremaia.
  • 12 June - Round Fourteen: Stacey Jones played in his 250th game for the club.
  • 19 July - Round Nineteen: Isaac John made his first grade debut.
  • 26 July - Round Twenty: Patrick Ah Van played in his 50th National Rugby League game and 50th game for the club.
  • 31 July - Round Twenty One: Evarn Tuimavave played in his 100th National Rugby League game and 100th game for the club. It was also Tuimavave's first game of the season.
  • 15 August - Round Twenty Three: Siuatonga Likiliki made his first grade debut.
  • 5 September - Round Twenty Six: Simon Mannering played in his 100th National Rugby League game and 100th game for the club.
  • 5 September - Round Twenty Six: Stacey Jones played in his last game for the club, the Warriors lost to the Melbourne Storm 30-0.

Jersey and Sponsors

New Zealand Warriors heritage jersey 2009.svg
New Zealand Warriors home jersey 2009.svg
New Zealand Warriors away jersey 2009.svg

The Warriors used a new jersey design in 2009, produced by Canterbury of New Zealand. Previously Puma AG had supplied the Warriors with apparel. The jerseys were unveiled on 25 February.[2] The Main jersey retained the Black & White colours of the previous jersey, with a reversed scheme for the away jersey. The Warriors used a Blue jersey for the "Heritage round" in Round 10, to represent the Auckland. The Heritage jersey was also worn in Round 12, to celebrate the centenary of the Auckland Rugby League, and in Rounds 24 and 25.

Vodafone New Zealand was again the naming rights sponsor of the Warriors in 2009. Lion Red was the sleeve sponsor. Suzuki and HiFX were featured on the shorts while Loadlift was on the back of the jersey. Other major sponsors included ZM and Flava.

Fixtures

The Warriors used Mt Smart Stadium as their home ground in 2009, their only home ground since they entered the competition in 1995.

Trial Matches

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
12 February Trial 1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Win 24 - 12 McKinnon, Kirk, O'Regan, Vatuvei Kemp (3), Ah Van 10,800 [1]
22 February Trial 2 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys North Harbour Stadium, Auckland Win 32 - 28 Ah Van, Moon, Hohaia,
Solomona, Brown, Vatuvei
Kemp (2), Moon (2) 16,500 [2]
28 February Trial 3 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Oakes Oval, Lismore Win 34 - 12 Kemp (2), McKinnon (2), Tate, Rapira, Moon Kemp (2), Moon 5,117 [3]

Regular Season

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Score Tries Goals Attendance Report
14 March Round 1 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 26 - 18 Hohaia (2), Moon, Packer Kemp (5) 20,102[3] [4]
22 March Round 2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Sydney Win 26 - 24 Tate (2), Vatuvei, Royal,
Ropati
Kemp (3) 16,307 [5]
28 March Round 3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 10 - 26 Mannering, Ta'ai Kemp (1) 24,350 [6]
5 April Round 4 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 16 - 22 Kirk, Luck, McKinnon Kemp (2) 19,386 [7]
12 April Round 5 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Loss 22 - 24 McKinnon, Fien, Packer,
Ah Van
Kemp (3) 16,307 [8]
19 April Round 6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win (G.P.) 17 - 16 Jones, Ropati, Vatuvei Kemp (2), Jones (FG) 16,309 [9]
25 April Round 7 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Draw (G.P.) 14 - 14 Vatuvei (2), Ah Van Kemp (1) 15,200 [10]
3 May Round 8 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Wollongong Loss 11 - 12 Ah Van, Ropati Ah Van (1), Jones (FG) 14,562 [11]
Round 9 Bye -
17 May Round 10 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 12 - 34 Fien, Kemp Kemp (2) 16,345 [12][permanent dead link]
24 May Round 11 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra Loss 12 - 38 Price, Mannering Kemp (2) 8,383 [13]
31 May Round 12 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 14 - 0 Locke (2), McKinnon Locke (1) 15,365 [14]
7 June Round 13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks Toyota Stadium, Sydney Loss 10 - 18 Vatuvei, Brown Locke (1) 14,082 [15]
13 June Round 14 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Win 13 - 0 Hohaia, Locke Locke (2), Hohaia (FG) 14,255 [16]
Round 15 Bye -
27 June Round 16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Skilled Park, Robina Loss 12 - 28 Hohaia, Brown Locke (2) 20,031 [17]
3 July Round 17 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Loss 14 - 28 Price (2) Locke (3) 32,456 [18]
12 July Round 18 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 14 - 18 Vatuvei, Locke, Packer Locke (1) 11,802 [19][permanent dead link]
19 July Round 19 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Win 30 - 24 Vatuvei (2), Ah Van,
Mannering, Jones
Jones (3) 8,021 [20]
26 July Round 20 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 4 - 29 Moon 13,507 [21]
1 August Round 21 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers CUA Stadium, Sydney Draw (G.P.) 32 - 32 Moon (4), Brown Locke (6) 12,677 [22]
9 August Round 22 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 10 - 30 Vatuvei (2) Locke (1) 10,205 [23]
15 August Round 23 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels Parramatta Stadium, Sydney Loss 4 - 40 Vatuvei 12,627 [24]
23 August Round 24 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Won 34 - 20 Hohaia (2), Heremaia,
Mannering, Ropati, Moon
Locke (5) 8,812 [25]
30 August Round 25 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney Loss 20 - 40 Vatuvei (2), Rapira (2) Jones (2) 41,835 [26]
5 September Round 26 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland Loss 0 - 30 14,734 [27]

Ladder

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 17 0 7 2 548 329 +219 38
2 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 18 0 6 2 575 428 +147 38*
3 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 16 0 8 2 514 467 +47 36
4 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 14 1 9 2 505 348 +157 33
5 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24 14 0 10 2 549 439 +90 32
6 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 14 0 10 2 511 566 −55 32
7 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 13 0 11 2 508 491 +17 30
8 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 12 1 11 2 476 473 +3 29
9 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 12 0 12 2 558 483 +75 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 11 1 12 2 566 549 +17 27
11 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 24 11 1 12 2 515 589 −74 27
12 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 11 0 13 2 558 474 +84 26
13 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 9 0 15 2 489 510 −31 22
14 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 7 2 15 2 377 545 −188 20
15 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland 24 5 0 19 2 359 568 −209 14
16 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 5 0 19 2 382 681 −299 14

* Bulldogs stripped of 2 competition points after an interchange breach in round 2


Squad

The Warriors used Twenty Nine players in 2009. Twelve players made their debut for the club, including eight making their National Rugby League debuts.

No. Name Nationality Position Warriors Debut App T G FG Pts
24 Stacey Jones New Zealand HB 23 April 1995 23 2 5 2 20
99 Lance Hohaia New Zealand UB 6 April 2002 20 6 0 1 25
102 Evarn Tuimavave New Zealand PR 1 September 2002 6 0 0 0 0
108 Jerome Ropati New Zealand CE / FE 31 August 2003 17 4 0 0 16
115 Manu Vatuvei New Zealand WG 23 May 2004 19 13 0 0 52
121 Steve Price Australia PR 13 March 2005 14 3 0 0 12
124 Nathan Fien New Zealand HK 13 March 2005 9 2 0 0 8
125 Simon Mannering New Zealand CE 26 June 2005 23 4 0 0 16
126 Micheal Luck Australia SR 12 March 2006 23 1 0 0 4
129 Patrick Ah Van New Zealand WG 9 April 2006 14 4 1 0 18
131 Sam Rapira New Zealand PR 20 May 2006 23 2 0 0 8
132 Wade McKinnon Australia FB 17 March 2007 21 4 0 0 16
136 Aidan Kirk Australia FB / CE 17 March 2008 5 1 0 0 4
137 Brent Tate Australia CE 17 March 2008 3 2 0 0 8
138 Ian Henderson Scotland HK 23 March 2008 22 0 0 0 0
141 Russell Packer New Zealand PR 4 May 2008 21 3 0 0 12
142 Ben Matulino New Zealand SR 14 June 2008 17 0 0 0 0
144 Denan Kemp Australia WG 14 March 2009 10 1 21 0 46
145 Joel Moon Australia FE 14 March 2009 23 7 0 0 28
146 Jacob Lillyman Australia PR 14 March 2009 24 0 0 0 0
147 Leeson Ah Mau New Zealand PR 14 March 2009 2 0 0 0 0
148 Jesse Royal New Zealand PR 22 March 2009 15 1 0 0 4
149 Ukuma Ta'ai Tonga SR 22 March 2009 10 1 0 0 4
150 Daniel O'Regan New Zealand FE 5 April 2009 1 0 0 0 0
151 Lewis Brown New Zealand HK 3 May 2009 15 3 0 0 12
152 Kevin Locke New Zealand FB 31 May 2009 12 4 22 0 60
153 Aaron Heremaia New Zealand HB 31 May 2009 11 1 0 0 4
154 Isaac John New Zealand FE 19 July 2009 3 0 0 0 0
155 Siuatonga Likiliki New Zealand CE 15 August 2009 1 0 0 0 0

Staff

  • Chief Executive Officer: Wayne Scurrah

NRL Staff

  • NRL Head Coach: Ivan Cleary
  • NRL Assistant Coach: John Ackland
  • NRL Head Trainer: Craig Walker
  • NRL Assistant Trainer: Dayne Norton
  • NRL Football Manager: Don Mann Jr
  • NRL Physiotherapist: Jude Spiers
  • Club Doctor: John Mayhew

NYC Staff

  • NYC Head Coach: Tony Iro
  • NYC Assistant Coach: Frank Harold
  • NYC Team Manager: Dean Bell

Transfers

Gains

Stacey Jones: came out of retirement to play for the Warriors in 2009
Player Previous Club Length Notes
Liam Foran Melbourne Storm 2009, with option
Jacob Lillyman North Queensland Cowboys 2010 [4]
Denan Kemp Brisbane Broncos 2010 [5]
Joel Moon Brisbane Broncos 2011 [6]
Stacey Jones Retired 2009
Lewis Brown Wests Tigers 2009, with option
Jesse Royal Newcastle Knights 2010 [7]

Losses

Player Club Notes
Ruben Wiki Retired [8]
Wairangi Koopu Melbourne Storm [9]
Logan Swann Retired [9]
Michael Crockett Released [8]
Ryan Shortland Released [8]
Grant Rovelli North Queensland Cowboys [10]
Sonny Fai presumed drowned [11]

Mid-Season Losses

Player Club Notes
Epalahame Lauaki Hull
Michael Witt Otago Rugby Union
Liam Foran Newtown Jets [12]
Nathan Fien St. George Illawarra Dragons [13]

Contract Extensions

Sonny Fai

Warrior Sonny Fai went missing at around 7pm on 4 January 2009, after being caught in a rip current while trying to save some family who had got into difficulty at Te Henga (Bethells Beach), Auckland. His body is yet to be found.[21][22] The entire team attended his two memorial services, one in a Samoan Methodist Church and one held at Te Henga (Bethells Beach).[23]

The Warriors wore black armbands for their opening NRL match of the 2009 season, as well as jerseys embroidered with Fai's signature and official team number in honour of him.[24]

End of Season awards

Other Teams

In 2009 the Junior Warriors again competed in the Toyota Cup while senior players who were not required for the first team played with the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. The Auckland Vulcans were coached by Bernie Perenara and finished 11th out of eleven teams.

Daniel O'Regan was the Vulcan's player of the year, while Pita Godinet was the runner up and Sione Tongia was the rookie of the year.[27]

2009 Junior Warriors

Siuatonga Likiliki was named in the 2009 Toyota Cup team of the year.[28]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly 24 19 1 4 2 879 417 +462 43
2 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra 24 19 0 5 2 758 461 +297 42
3 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 24 19 0 5 2 833 597 +236 42
4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 1 8 2 709 588 +121 35
5 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 24 15 0 9 2 698 551 +147 34
6 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 24 13 1 10 2 776 568 +208 31
7 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand 24 13 1 10 2 725 612 +113 31
8 Canberra colours.svg Canberra 24 11 2 11 2 706 685 +21 28
9 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 24 12 0 12 2 668 683 -15 28
10 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle 24 9 1 14 2 596 756 -160 23
11 Canterbury colours.svg Bulldogs 24 9 1 14 2 649 867 -218 23
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta 24 8 0 16 2 604 698 -94 20
13 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith 24 8 0 16 2 573 755 -182 20
14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast 24 8 0 16 2 542 738 -196 20
15 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 24 6 0 18 2 443 736 -293 16
16 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla 24 4 0 20 2 391 838 -447 12
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1 Manly 28
8 Canberra Raiders 32
  1W St. George Illawarra 12  
2 St. George Illawarra 48   4W Canberra Raiders 34     Wests Tigers 36    
7 NZ Warriors 24   2L Wests Tigers 42         Wests Tigers 22
      Melbourne Storm 24
3 Melbourne Storm 54         2W Melbourne Storm 40    
6 South Sydney 18   3W Brisbane Broncos 24     Brisbane Broncos 16  
  1L doggies 10  
4 Wests Tigers 22
5 Brisbane Broncos 46

References

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  19. ^ Henderson re-signs with Warriors Archived 17 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine. AAP, 14 May 2009
  20. ^ Warriors show faith in coach Cleary NRL.com, 4 June 2009
  21. ^ Warriors join search for talented prospect, missing after being caught in rip[permanent dead link] Glenn Jackson | 6 January 2009
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  28. ^ 2009 Toyota Cup Team of the Year Archived 4 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine. NRL.com, 1 September 2009

External links

  • Warriors official site
  • Warriors 2009 season rugby league project
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