26 Jan 2014

Big names headline Warriors Nines squad

4:29 pm on 26 January 2014

Warriors fans will see star signing Sam Tomkins run out in the Auckland rugby league club's colours for the first time at the NRL Nines in Auckland next month.

The England fullback headlines an exciting 16-man squad to contest the inaugural competition, with Kiwis halfback Shaun Johnson, Tongan centre Konrad Hurrell and fleet-footed wings Ngani Laumape and Glen Fisiiahi further boosting the Warriors' star power.

Tomkins, the highest paid English player in the game, and the man who holds the record for league's biggest transfer fee, comes downunder with a impressive reputation and try scoring record.

However with that reputation comes pressure, with the 25-year-old expected to become one of the NRL's most valuable players.

The Nines take place at Eden Park on February 15th and 16th.


Jayson Bukuya

Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Glen Fisiiahi

David Fusitua

Charlie Gubb

Konrad Hurrell

Sebastine Ikahihifo

Shaun Johnson

Solomone Kata

Ngani Laumape

Tuimoala Lolohea

Sione Lousi

Suaia Matagi

Dominique Peyroux

Sam Tomkins

Carlos Tuimavave