Once Were Warriors

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: DENAN KEMP

Denan Kemp – Warrior #144 This special feature on former Brisbane and Warriors winger Denan Kemp originally appeared as part of Commentary Box Sports’ Sounding The Siren series in December 2015. Brisbane (2007-08, 2010): 32 games – 21 tries (84… Read More ›

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: CLIFF BEVERLEY

Cliff Beverley – Warrior #62 (1999-2001): 44 games – 8 tries (32 points) Versatile back Cliff Beverley spent three seasons in the Warriors’ first-grade squad before finishing his professional career with Super League club Salford City. After playing Lion Red… Read More ›

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: LEE OUDENRYN

LEE OUDENRYN – Warrior #47 Journeyman flyer Lee Oudenryn spent four seasons at wing and fullback for the Warriors after building a reputation as one of the game’s fastest players at Parramatta and Gold Coast. Parramatta (1992-95): 50 games –… Read More ›

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: COOPER VUNA

Cooper Vuna – Warrior #118 Warriors (2004-06): 5 games – 1 try (4 points) Newcastle (2007-10): 54 games – 35 tries (140 points) FIRST GRADE TOTAL: 59 games – 36 tries (144 points) Robust winger Cooper Vuna progressed through the… Read More ›

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: STEPHEN KEARNEY

Stephen Kearney – Warrior #11 Stephen Kearney was one of several high-profile New Zealand Test players to return from Australian clubs for the Auckland Warriors’ 1995 premiership entry and was one of the troubled outfits standout performers during their first… Read More ›

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: JOHN KIRWAN

John Kirwan – Warrior #22 (1995-96): 35 games – 13 tries (52 points) One of the most decorated All Blacks of all time, prolific rugby union winger John Kirwan joined the Auckland Warriors as a 30-year-old during the club’s inaugural… Read More ›

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: NATHAN WOOD

Nathan Wood – Warrior #91 Diminutive and tough utility Nathan Wood spent the last of his nine seasons in the Australian premiership with the Warriors, making 17 appearances during the club’s breakthrough 2001 campaign before embarking on an impressive stint… Read More ›

ONCE WERE WARRIORS: AIDAN KIRK

AIDAN KIRK – Warrior #136 (2008-09): 20 games – 8 tries (32 points) Gosford product Aidan Kirk was a dependable performer on the wing for the New Zealand Warriors during the 2008-09 NRL seasons. Kirk featured at fullback in the… Read More ›