Competitions

Optus Cup

Season: 1996

Head Coach: John Monie
Club Captain: Greg Alexander
Player of the Year: Stephen Kearney
Club Person of the Year: John Kirwan

First Grade Debut:

Mark Carter, Marc Ellis, Awen Guttenbeil, Bryan Henare, Aaron Lester, Brady Malam, David Murray, Anthony Swann, Nigel Vagana

Club Debut:

Mark Horo, Iva Ropati

 

 

Seasons Games
31 March 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 18 Responsive image Illawarra Steelers 10 View Game
04 April 1996 Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney
Responsive image Western Suburbs Magpies 22 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 8 View Game
14 April 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 12 Responsive image North Sydney Bears 8 View Game
19 April 1996 Lottoland, Sydney
Responsive image Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 22 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 10 View Game
28 April 1996 WIN Stadium, Wollongong
Responsive image Illawarra Steelers 20 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 30 View Game
05 May 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 28 Responsive image Parramatta Eels 4 View Game
11 May 1996 Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Responsive image Sydney City Roosters 28 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 16 View Game
26 May 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 18 Responsive image Newcastle Knights 22 View Game
08 June 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 24 Responsive image Cronulla Sharks 28 View Game
16 June 1996 AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Responsive image Balmain (Sydney) Tigers 34 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 22 View Game
23 June 1996 Panthers Stadium, Sydney
Responsive image Penrith Panthers 16 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 26 View Game
29 June 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 32 Responsive image Western Suburbs Magpies 16 View Game
05 July 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 24 Responsive image South Sydney Rabbitohs 10 View Game
13 July 1996 Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Responsive image Gold Coast Chargers 14 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 28 View Game
20 July 1996 WACA Ground, Perth
Responsive image Western Reds 32 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 12 View Game
28 July 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 16 Responsive image South Queensland Crushers 12 View Game
03 August 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 52 Responsive image North Queensland Cowboys 6 View Game
09 August 1996 Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Responsive image St George Dragons 35 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 6 View Game
16 August 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 18 Responsive image Canterbury Bulldogs 20 View Game
23 August 1996 GIO Stadium, Canberra
Responsive image Canberra Raiders 30 Responsive image Auckland Warriors 6 View Game
30 August 1996 Mt Smart, Auckland
Responsive image Auckland Warriors 6 Responsive image Brisbane Broncos 38 View Game
Players Season Statistics
Name G I T G FG Pts C
Andy Platt 21 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Kearney 21 0 2 0 0 8 0
Stacey Jones 21 0 6 0 0 24 0
Mark Horo 21 4 4 0 0 16 0
Joe Vagana 20 11 1 0 0 4 0
Tea Ropati 20 2 5 0 0 20 0
Gene Ngamu 20 3 5 50 0 120 0
John Kirwan 19 2 10 0 0 40 0
Phil Blake 18 9 3 0 0 12 0
Marc Ellis 18 5 6 4 0 32 0
Denis Betts 17 0 3 0 0 12 0
Sean Hoppe 17 3 7 0 0 28 0
Richie Blackmore 17 0 6 0 0 24 0
Greg Alexander 16 0 3 4 0 20 0
Awen Guttenbeil 14 9 1 0 0 4 0
Tony Tatupu 11 9 1 0 0 4 0
Syd Eru 11 0 3 0 0 12 0
Anthony Swann 9 2 3 0 0 12 0
Brady Malam 8 5 0 0 0 0 0
Mark Carter 8 7 0 0 0 0 0
Gavin Hill 7 0 0 8 0 16 0
Tony Tuimavave 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
Hitro Okesene 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Aaron Lester 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Bryan Henare 3 3 1 0 0 4 0
Iva Ropati 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nigel Vagana 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
David Murray 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

G = Games | I = Interchange | T = Tries | G = Goals | FG = Fieldgoals | Pts = Points | C = Captain

Points Table
Team P W L D For Agn Dif Pts
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 22 18 4 0 549 191 358 36
Brisbane Broncos 21 17 4 0 607 263 344 34
North Sydney Bears 22 15 5 2 598 325 273 32
Sydney City Roosters 22 15 6 1 521 321 200 31
Cronulla Sharks 21 14 5 2 399 268 131 30
Canberra Raiders 21 13 7 1 538 384 154 27
St George Dragons* 21 12 8 1 443 360 83 27
Western Suburbs Magpies 22 12 9 1 394 434 -40 25
Newcastle Knights* 21 10 10 1 416 399 17 23
Canterbury Bulldogs 21 11 10 0 375 378 -3 22
Auckland Warriors* 21 10 11 0 412 427 -15 22
Balmain (Sydney) Tigers 22 11 11 0 319 459 -140 22
Parramatta Eels* 21 9 11 1 404 415 -11 21
Illawarra Steelers 22 8 14 0 403 444 -41 16
Illawarra Steelers 22 8 14 0 403 444 -41 16
Penrith Panthers 21 7 13 1 363 464 -101 15
Western Reds 21 6 14 1 313 420 -107 13
North Queensland Cowboys 21 6 15 0 288 643 -355 12
South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 5 16 1 314 634 -320 11
South Queensland Crushers* 21 3 18 0 220 496 -276 8

The following teams were awarded 2 points. 
Parramatta for Penrith forfeiting in round 1
Auckland for Brisbane forfeiting in round 1
Newcastle for Cronulla forfeiting in round 1
St George for Western Reds forfeiting in round 1
South Queensland for Canberra forfeiting in round 1