No fewer than 230 players have run out for the Warriors since the club's inception in 1995, across almost 600 matches.

Originally called the Auckland Warriors, the club re-branded to the New Zealand Warriors in 2001 and is now in its 25th season.

To celebrate this milestone, a panel of experts rank the 25 best players to wear the Warriors strip.

The voting panel comprises some of the country's sharpest league thinkers – including former Kiwis and Warriors coach Brian McClennan, 16-test Kiwis forward Owen Wright, Kiwi Ferns legend Luisa Avaiki, and NZME's Auckland-based league reporters Michael Burgess and David

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25) Sam Rapira 2006-15 (173 games)

24) Dean Bell 1995 (19 games)

23) Jerry Seuseu 1997-04 (132 games)

22) Ivan Cleary 2000-02 (53 games)

21) Monty Betham 1999-2005 (101 games)

20) Sean Hoppe 1995-99 (88 games)

19) Steve Kearney 1995-98 (79 games)

18) Joe Vagana 1995-2000 (116 games)

17) Jerome Ropati 2003-14 (145 games)

16) Ben Matulino 2008-17 (212 games)

15) Kevin Campion 2001-2002 (44 games)

14) Micheal Luck 2006-2012 (150 games)

13) Logan Swann 1997-2008 (195 games)

12) Awen Guttenbeil 1996-2006 (170 games)

11) Francis Meli 1999-2006 (110 games)

10) Clinton Toopi 1999-2006 (129 games)

9) Steve Price 2005-2010 (91 games)

8) Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2016 - (53 games)

7) Lance Hohaia 2002-11 (185 games)

6) Ruben Wiki 2005-8 (87 games)

2011-18 (162 games)

1998-04 (115 games)

2004-2017 (226 games)

2005-18 (301 games)

1995-2009 (261 games)

Voting panel