John Palavi. NRL Rugby League. Vodafone Warriors training session at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 6 March 2014. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/www.photosport.co.nz

Vodafone Warriors | Media watch

Former Vodafone Junior Warriors captain John Palavi all set to make his NRL debut for the club against Parramatta tomorrow. Photo: Photosport.

 

As a 21-year-old NRL debuitant, John Palavi has been in the media spotlight this week, not least in a special feature by veteran television reporter Michael Holland on TV One's Seven Sharp on Friday night.

 

Palavi's NYC career ranks among the longest since the competition started, spanning four seasons (2009-2012). He was signed up on a fulltime NRL contract in 2012 and went close to making his debuit when he was called on as 18th man during that season. 

 

Last year was spent with the now-defunct Auckland Vuilcans in the New South Wales Cup but tiomorrow provides the breakthrough he had always dreamed of, playing for the Vodafone Warriors in the NRL.

 

Here is some of the media coverage angled on Palavi as well as some other stories:

 

SEVEN SHARP FEATURE ON JOHN PALAVI

 

HERALD STORY ON JOHN PALAVI

 

FAIRFAX MEDIA FEATURE ON JOHN PALAVI

 

FAIRFAX MEDIA FEATURE ON SAM TOMKINS

 

3 NEWS VODAFONE WARRIORS ANGLE

 

ONE NEWS VODAFONE WARRIORS ANGLE

 

HERALD STORY ON STACEY JONES

 

RICHIE BARNETT COLUMN IN HERALD