• Jersey Name:
    1997 Home/Away Jersey
    Year/s Jersey Active:
    • 1997
    Jersey Type:
    • First Grade Home
    • First Grade Away
    Jersey Supplier:
    Nike
    Main Jersey Sponsor:
    DB Bitter
    Sleeve Sponsor:
    DB Bitter
    Upper Back Sponsor:
    Players surname
    Rarity:
    Common
    Warriors would disband from the ARL and join the News Limited run Super League competition. Super League saw the introduction of a generic design by Nike that would only differ in club colours. There was only one jersey for both home and away fixtures with the only difference being the colour of the shorts and socks. Blue for home and red away.

    CHECK THROUGH THE IMAGE GALLERY OF THIS POST TO VIEW THE DIFFERENT TYPES AVAILABLE​

    OFFICIAL REPLICA - Nike would have sole rights to jerseys and would be the only suppliers. There were 2 versions sold to the public. One simply had the Super League badge on it while the other had the teams sponsors laminated on as well.

    The basic jersey was sold for $119.95. This jersey is the one thats most commonly available. Most dont command the best price these days and can go for as little as $30.

    The other jersey which was sold as a players jersey cost $199 back in 97. Quite expensive and its because of this reason you dont see very many around, especially in good condition.

    PLAYERS JERSEY - Same as the expensive replica jersey but with the Telstra Cup badge on the right breast.

    Also had a number and players surname on the back. All players were issued a number and regardless of what position they played they would wear that number like how basketball players have the one number. European Super League still uses this system.

    Below is a list of the Warriors 1997 player numbers.

    1. Matthew Ridge
    2. Sean Hoppe
    3. Tea Ropati
    4. Phil Blake
    5. Lee Oudenryn
    6. Gene Ngamu
    7. Stacey Jones
    8. Joe Vagana
    9. Syd Eru
    10. Grant Young
    11. Denis Betts
    12. Steve Kearney
    13. Tony Tuimavave
    14. Mark Horo
    15. Marc Ellis
    16. Brady Malam
    17. Bryan Henare
    18. Shane Endacott
    19. Logan Swann
    20. Awen Guttenbeil
    21. Paul Staladi
    22. Hitro Okesene
    23. Anthony Swann
    24. Iva Ropati
    25. Ben Fahey
    26. David Bailey
    27. Paul Rauhihi
    28. Joe Galuvao
    29. Meti Noovao
    30. Hare Te Rangi
    31. Frank Watene
    32. Aaron Whittacker
    33. Ricky Henry
    34. Phillip Leuluai
    35. Charlie Kennedy
    36. Jerry Seuseu
    37. Glenn Coughlan

    These jerseys are rare but do come up form time to time.
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