Rivalries

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V PANTHERS

The Warriors’ seesawing rivalry with the Penrith Panthers includes two shared coaches, several stars who have turned out for both clubs, a preliminary final and a truckload of points. But after 23 seasons, it’s the Panthers who hold the advantage… Read More ›

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V RAIDERS

  The Auckland Warriors and Canberra Raiders clashed before even taking the field against one another, but ultimately went on to forge a fascinating and fluctuating rivalry marked by semi-final classics, golden point thrillers and home-ground hoodoos. Overall record: Played… Read More ›

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V BULLDOGS

The Warriors’ rivalry with the Canterbury Bulldogs intensified during the early-2000s following a string of spectacular comebacks and upset victories by the Auckland-based club, while the Bulldogs’ consistently large contingent of Kiwi imports ensured an extra bit of fire and… Read More ›

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V DRAGONS

The Auckland Warriors endured their troubles against the St George Dragons and Illawarra Steelers early in the club’s existence, and that was only exacerbated by the St George Illawarra Dragons merger in 1999 – the Warriors’ success rate against the… Read More ›

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V TITANS

The Warriors’ 11-season rivalry with the Gold Coast Titans can be neatly divided into two parts, with the holiday strip-based club enjoying the early running before the Warriors wrested control in 2011. The large Kiwi expat population in southeast Queensland… Read More ›

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V STORM

During a 20-season rivalry, the Warriors have crafted a well-deserved reputation as a bogey side for perennial contenders Melbourne – particularly at the Storm’s home grounds. The teams have staged many dramatic clashes, none more so than the Warriors’ twin… Read More ›

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V BRONCOS

The Warriors’ rivalry with the Broncos kicked off via an epic contest in their 1995 premiership debut. Competition between the two clubs has consequently held a special place in the Auckland-based club’s narrative ever since, and has produced many thrillers,… Read More ›

THE RIVALRY: WARRIORS V SHARKS

Cronulla’s early and recent periods of dominance bookended a decade where the Warriors held the upper hand, leaving the Sharks with a five-win advantage after a rivalry spanning 23 seasons. Incredibly, almost a third of the teams’ 37 encounters have… Read More ›