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This week in Warriors history – Rd 17


There is nothing quite like the old days, so sit back and take a look as kiwileaguecentral.com checks out this week in Warriors history. (Main photo: photosport.nz).

Gubb City is born – 2013

After being moved on from the Warriors only a few years earlier, prop Charlie Gubb returned to the Kiwi club and finally got his chance in the big time in Round 17 of season 2013.

Russell Packer was a late withdrawal with a hamstring injury, which saw Gubb promoted ahead of fellow up-and-comer Suaia Matagi.

He came off the bench wearing jersey No.21 to become Warrior #183, doing so on the longest road trip in the NRL, with the Warriors travelling to take on the Rabbitohs in Perth.

Leading 13-6 at half-time it was all looking rosy for the Gubb and his teammates, but a horror second half where they leaked 24 unanswered points,  same them lose 30-13.

Gubb quickly became to be a fan favourite in Auckland, picking up the moniker ‘Gubb City’ and standing out with his abrasive defensive style.

These days he is a regular on the bench for the NRL side.