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Indigenous Australians who've represented Warriors

A former One New Zealand Warriors captain, a player who made 100 appearances in the jersey and Origin representatives are among the Indigenous Australian players who have spent time with the club.

Playmaker John Simon (Warrior #69) was the first player of Indigenous Australian heritage to play for the club in the NRL.

Simon played one Test for Australia and four Origin matches for New South Wales before coming to Auckland midway through the 1999 season. He was made captain in 2000.

Halfback-hooker PJ Marsh (#96) and fullback Brent Webb (#97) played their first matches for the club a week apart in early 2002, Marsh going to earn Origin selection for Queensland that season and play in the 2002 grand final while Webb finished up making 103 appearances for Warriors from 2002-2006 and also representing the Kiwis in 17 Tests from 2004-2008.

Dane Nielsen (#178) had been a Queensland Origin representative and grand final winner with Melbourne when he arrived at Mount Smart Stadium.


  Club # Years Games
John Simon 69 1999-2000 32
PJ Marsh 96 2002-2003 35
Brent Webb 97 2002-2006 103
Joel Moon 145 2009-2011 51
Dane Nielsen 178 2013-2014 30
Jonathan Wright 198 2015-2016 29
Matt Allwood 199 2015-2016 7
Josh Curran 238 2019-2023 46
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 241 2020-2021 28
Reece Walsh 259 2021-2022 38
Ash Taylor 268 2022 1


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