Paul Roache completed the seventh instance of brothers playing for the One New Zealand Warriors in the NRL when he was called up to make his debut against the Dolphins in the club’s final 2023 regular season match (becoming Warrior #284).
Known as Paulie, he joins older brother Nathaniel (Nate) who made 26 appearances as Warrior #207 from 2016-2019. Previous sets of brothers to play for the club have been Tea and Iva Ropati, Jerry and Anthony Seuseu, Vinnie and Louis Anderson, Sam and Steve Rapira, Cooper a Joe Vuna and Sione and Sam Lousi
Roache was a rugby union sensation with the Mount Albert Grammar School First XV where he went on to play for the New Zealand secondary schools. He opted for rugby league instead, signing with the Canberra Raiders where he played for the club’s under-20 side and feeder club the Mounties in the New South Wales Cup as well as representing the Junior Kiwis.
He finished up with Canberra on compassionate grounds, returning home to Auckland and playing rugby union with Ponsonby.
But the rugby league juices started flowing again as he was given the chance to join the One New Zealand Warriors as they set about reviving their New South Wales Cup side which had been in recess during the Covid years.
Slotting in at hooker, he was a key contributor as the Slade Griffin-coached side made a hot start to the season. Injury, though, kept him sidelined for the middle of the campaign before he returned in the later rounds.
The Roache family has a history of sporting prowess. Nate and Paulie’s sister Rebekah was an outstanding netballer at Mount Albert Grammar School while younger sister Abigail is a rugby league international, representing the Kiwi Ferns at the Rugby League World Cup in 2022 and now with Newcastle in the NRLW.
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2023 Season - By Round
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|27||Dolphins||Lost||34 - 10||Interchange||16||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||24||10||1||-||-||-|
Career By Season
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