The Warriors pose for a photo with team mate Manu Vatuvei. Vodafone Warriors v Penrith Panthers, Round 19 of the 2017 NRL Rugby League Premiership season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 14 July 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Utility David Fusitu'a made the most appearances and also finished as the top try-scorer in the Vodafone Warriors' 2017 NRL campaign.

He was the only player to appear in all 24 games with Sam Lisone, Issac Luke and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck missing just one match.

Fusitu'a ended the season with 12 tries - taking his career tally to 32 in 57 games - while Tuivasa-Sheck was next with 10 followed by wings Ken Maumalo and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad with seven each.

Shaun Johnson was again the leading points-scorer with 108 points, the fifth straight season he has reached three figures since becoming the first-choice goal-kicker in 2013. In a season in which he took his overall tally to 775 points - going past Stacey Jones' previous club record of 674 points - Johnson also had the best strike rate of his career, kicking 45 of 57 attempts (78.95%).

Simon Mannering overtook Jones' long-held club record of 261 appearances to finish on 280, within reach next year of becoming the first player to appear in 300 NRL games for the Vodafone Warriors (and only the second New Zealander to do so after Ruben Wiki reached the mark in 2008).

Other milestones reached during the year included Ryan Hoffman joining the NRL's 300 club, Jacob Lillyman playing his 250th NRL match - taking his club tally to 188 (the most by an Australian player) - with Ben Matulino going past 200 games (the fourth for the Vodafone Warriors), Blake Ayshford reaching the 150-game mark and Tuivasa-Sheck playing his 100th career match.

Solomone Kata, Lisone, Hoffman, Fusitu'a, Bodene Thompson and Tuimoala Lolohea all made their 50th appearances for the club this year.

Apart from Mannering's 300th appearance, other major milestones in prospect next season are Issac Luke's 250th career match (he's on 231) and Johnson's 150th (he's on 143).

  • The table below lists matches, tries, goals and points for the 2017 season and overall career statistics.

PLAYER STATISTICS

Player 

2017 statistics

Career statistics (all clubs)

 

M

T

G

PTS

M

T

G

PTS

BUNTY AFOA

17

1

0

4

21

3

0

12

MATTHEW ALLWOOD

0

0

0

0

18

5

0

20

BLAKE AYSHFORD

21

5

0

20

167

47

0

188

JAMES BELL

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

ERIN CLARK*

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

KIERAN FORAN

17

2

0

8

173

37

4

156

DAVID FUSITU’A

24

12

0

48

57

32

0

128

JAMES GAVET

13

2

0

8

37

3

0

12

CHARLIE GUBB

11

0

0

0

40

1

0

4

ATA HINGANO

13

1

0

4

15

1

1

6

RYAN HOFFMAN

19

6

1

26

305

70

1

282

SHAUN JOHNSON

18

4

47

108

143

59

272

775

SOLOMONE KATA

20

5

0

20

65

32

0

128

JACOB LILLYMAN

21

0

0

0

250

9

0

36

MASON LINO

6

0

2

4

9

0

2

4

SAM LISONE

23

0

0

0

63

0

0

0

TUIMOALA LOLOHEA*

4

1

0

4

52

17

18

104

ISSAC LUKE

23

1

17

38

231

40

179

516

SIMON MANNERING

22

5

0

20

280

63

0

252

BEN MATULINO

16

1

4

212

17

68

KEN MAUMALO

22

7

0

28

41

9

0

36

CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

7

7

0

28

7

7

0

28

OFAHIKI OGDEN

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

ISAIAH PAPALI’I

5

1

0

4

5

1

0

4

JUNIOR PAUGA

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NATHANIEL ROACHE

9

1

0

4

20

1

0

4

LIGI SAO

11

0

0

0

34

2

0

8

CHRIS SATAE

3

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

PAT SIPLEY

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

JAZZ TEVAGA

4

0

0

0

15

1

0

4

BODENE THOMPSON

19

6

0

24

143

34

0

136

ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK

23

10

0

40

114

39

0

156

MANU VATUVEI*

1

0

0

0

226

152

0

608

ALBERT VETE

8

0

0

0

44

4

0

16

  • Tuimoala Lolohea, Erin Clark and Manu Vatuvei were released during the season.