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Warriors Old Boys gather for final home game

More than 20 former players will be among the crowd for the Warriors traditional old boys' day being staged at the club's final match of the season against Canberra at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.
Warriors Old Boys gather for final home game
by NRL

More than 20 former players will be among the crowd for the Warriors traditional old boys' day being staged at the club's final match of the season against Canberra at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday.

Among them are seven originals from the 1995 season led by the foundation captain Dean Bell, who ran out with the side to face Brisbane in the opening match on March 10 that year.

Joining Bell are Duane Mann, Tony Tatupu and Tea Ropati, who also faced the Broncos that night, while Joe Vagana, Logan Edwards and Stacey Jones will also be in attendance.

Apart from Jones and Vagana, other members of the 100-game club turning up will be Awen Guttenbeil, Logan Swann, Jerry Seuseu, Monty Betham and Wairangi Koopu plus club greats Steve Price and Ruben Wiki.

The old boys will meet the 2012 Vodafone Warriors in the build-up to their clash against the Raiders and will be introduced to the crowd just before kick-off. They'll also be on the field after the match for the official farewell to departing Vodafone Warriors Micheal Luck, Lewis Brown, James Maloney, Ukuma Ta'ai, Omar Slaimankhel and Ivan Penehe.

The former players gathering on Sunday are:

Player Club No Games Career

Dean Bell 1 19 1995
Duane Mann 9 13 1995
Tony Tatupu 12 67 1995-1999
Tea Ropati 15 72 1995-1998
Joe Vagana 18 116 1995-2000
Logan Edwards 21 15 1995
Stacey Jones 24 261 1995-2009
Awen Guttenbeil 33 170 1996-2006
Iva Ropati 35 7 1996-1997
Logan Swann 42 195 1997-2008
Jerry Seuseu 50 132 1997-2004
Monty Betham 61 101 1999-2005
Cliff Beverley 62 44 1999-2001
Wairangi Koopu 64 159 1999-2008
Boycie Nelson 70 5 1999
Talite Liavaa 71 11 1999-2000
Henry Fa'afili 81 94 2000-2004
Jason Temu 89 4 2001
Shannon Stowers 116 2 2004
Steve Price 121 91 2005-2009
Ruben Wiki 123 87 2005-2008
Corey Lawrie 135 4 2007

Vodafone Warriors members and all sports fans can go to our Facebook page to leave farewell comments for Micheal Luck: http://www.facebook.com/vodafonewarriors

Also check out our Facebook page every day this week to see photo albums of images from throughout Luck's seven seasons with the Vodafone Warriors. There are also photo albums of other departing players: http://www.facebook.com/vodafonewarriors

Pre-purchase tickets now through www.ticketek.co.nz and save on gate day prices for:
NRL: Vodafone Warriors v Canberra, Mount Smart Stadium, 4.00pm
NYC: Vodafone Junior Warriors v Canberra, Mount Smart Stadium, 1.45pm


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