Rivalries

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 PANTHERS

The Warriors’ seesawing rivalry with the Penrith Panthers includes two shared coaches, several stars who have turned out for both clubs, two finals matches and a truckload of points. But after 24 seasons, it’s the Panthers who hold the advantage… 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 STORM

During a 21-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 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 TIGERS

Regarded as two of the most unpredictable and exciting sides in the NRL, the 19-season rivalry between the Warriors and Wests Tigers has been marked by high-scoring try-fests and extraordinary comebacks. Overall record: Played 29 – Wests Tigers won 15,… Read More ›