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Team Photograph. Junior Warriors Awards Evening, Mt Smart Stadium Auckland, Wednesday 6th September 2017. Copyright Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.photosport.nz

Of the 43 players used by the Vodafone Junior Warriors this year, no fewer than 25 made their under-20 debuts in what is the NYC's 10th and final season.

The vast majority of the newcomers were 17-year-olds while there were others - like Dylan Tavita, Preston Riki and Elijah Sufia - who had made only a handful of appearances in their debut campaigns in 2016.

The team's lack of experience was further emphasised by the fact just one player - co-captain Chris Sio - brought up the 50-game milestone for the Vodafone Junior Warriors during the campaign (Erin Clark went past the 50 mark with appearances he made for Canberra).

In a challenging season, Kane Telea was again the Vodafone Junior Warriors' top points- scorer, his tally of 84 points taking his NYC career total to 212 in two seasons.

Despite a season-ending injury, wing Lewis Soosemea was the top try scorer with nine followed by Telea and Melino Fineanganofo with eight each.

Chris Sio had the most matches with 23.

  • The table below lists matches, tries, goals and points for the 2017 season and overall career statistics.
  • Legend | M - matches; T - tries; G - goals; PTS - points.
  • Asterisk denotes players who made their NYC debuts in 2017.

NYC SQUAD STATISTICS

Player

2017 stats

Career (all clubs)

 

M

T

G

PTS

M

T

G

PTS

EIDEN ACKLAND

17

2

0

8

27

6

0

24

DONOVAN BRIGGS*

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

ERIN CLARK

7

1

0

4

53

16

0

64

KEANU DAWSON

3

0

0

0

15

2

0

8

MATT FAITOTOA

7

2

0

8

24

9

0

36

MELINO FINEANGANOFO

20

8

0

32

35

9

0

36

MARK GRAHAM*

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

LIAM HAMPSON*

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

SHANE HANNAM*

4

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

21

6

17

58

39

7

17

72

SOANE HUFANGA*

13

0

0

0

13

0

0

0

KAYAL IRO*

1

1

0

4

1

1

0

4

KENESE KENESE

21

3

0

12

44

5

0

20

DEAN KOUKA-SMITH

11

4

0

16

17

8

0

32

KEANU LAUMATIA-PAKI*

4

0

0

0

4

0

0

0

MICHAEL LEMAFA*

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

KELEPI LUI*

11

1

0

4

11

1

0

4

UENUKU MALESALA*

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

4

JEROME MAMEA

17

3

0

12

33

4

0

16

NATHAN NEWTON*

6

0

0

0

6

0

0

0

ISRAEL OGDEN*

9

2

0

8

9

2

0

8

TAYHLER PAORA*

17

1

0

4

17

1

0

4

ISAIAH PAPALIā€™I

7

0

0

0

18

6

0

24

JORDAN PINNOCK

5

0

0

0

16

2

0

8

JAVVIER PITOVAO*

3

0

0

0

3

0

0

0

GIBSON POPOALII*

15

5

2

24

15

5

2

24

TROY PULUPAKI*

11

0

0

0

11

0

0

0

PRESTON RIKI

5

1

0

4

9

2

0

8

SHELDON ROGERS*

2

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

CHRIS SIO

23

3

0

12

58

7

0

28

LEWIS SIO*

7

0

0

0

7

0

0

0

TYLER SLADE*

13

0

0

0

13

0

0

0

LEWIS SOOSEMEA

13

9

0

36

45

25

0

100

ELIJAH SUFIA

4

0

0

0

5

0

0

0

DYLAN TAVITA

9

4

3

22

12

5

4

28

KANE TELEA

22

8

26

84

45

18

70

212

SIONE TUIPULOTU*

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

HAVI TUPOUNIUA*

9

0

0

0

9

0

0

0

LEE TURNER*

20

3

0

12

20

3

0

12

PAUL TURNER*

12

1

0

4

12

1

0

4

AUSSIE TUWHANGAI*

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

EDWARD VAEAU-MULITALO*

8

1

0

4

8

1

0

4

JOSEPH VUNA

21

6

0

24

43

6

0

24

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