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Junior Warriors best ever 17

Junior Warriors best ever 17

The Warriors were the most successful club across the short history of the National Youth Competition, but who would make their all-time U20 team?

Kiwileaguecentral.com looked over 10 seasons of the Junior Warriors and put together our best 17, featuring a glut of NRL stars, eight current internationals and an All Black.

This team takes into account what players achieved in the U20s and after graduating from the National Youth Competition, rather than including players who dominated in the juniors but couldn’t back it up at senior level.

1: Kevin Locke
2: Sosaia Feki
3: Konrad Hurrell
4: Solomone Kata
5: Ngani Laumape
6: Tuimoala Lolohea
7: Shaun Johnson
8: Russell Packer

Russell Packer
Russell Packer. Credit: NAPARAZZI via Flickr

9: Siliva Havili
10: Ben Matulino
11: Sam Lousi
12: Sio Siua Taukeiaho
13: Elijah Taylor


14: Nathaniel Roache

Nathaniel Roache
Nathaniel Roache. Credit: NAPARAZZI

15: Albert Vete
16: Sam Lisone
17: Charlie Gubb

Notable omissions: Peta Hiku, Carlos Tuimavave, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Agnatius Paasi, Ata Hingano, David Fusitu’a, Ben Henry, Glen Fisiiahi

(Main photo: NAPARAZZI via Flickr).