Same as the 2001 home jersey with a few minor changes. The NRL would have a new logo that integrated the Telstra Premiership logo better and the back would lose the white across the yoke.
- Jersey Name:
- 2002 Home
- Year/s Jersey Active:
- Jersey Type:
- First Grade Home
- Jersey Debut:
- 24th March 2002 vs Sydney Roosters
- Jersey Supplier:
- Main Jersey Sponsor:
- Sleeve Sponsor:
- Lion Red
- Upper Back Sponsor:
The biggest change was probably the smallest and that was changing the colour of the Warriors logo from green, white and bluetiful to black and silver. A logo that remains to this day. This change would remove the last traces of the Auckland Warriors.
CHECK THROUGH THE IMAGE GALLERY OF THIS POST TO VIEW THE DIFFERENT TYPES AVAILABLEOFFICIAL REPLICA - Sold in huge numbers is still widely available second hand online. It was also one of the most signed jerseys with the Warriors at times signing 100 jerseys in one sitting.
Despite the numbers of them available its not easy finding one in great condition as the black polyester has a tendency to fade to a brownish colour and the red collar will fade to pink after too many washes.
PLAYERS JERSEY - Exactly the same as the replica but with a number and some jerseys had a slight taper. The number itself was just white. Very rarely do players jerseys come on the market. Most want to keep it as a memento of one of our most successful years and the first time we made the Grand Final.
The 2002 home jersey was most famously worn by the Warriors during the 2002 NRL Grand Final loss to the Sydney Roosters.
A Grand Final jersey itself is close to being the holy grail of all Warriors jerseys. Even a Grand Final spare jersey would command a huge price.
The Grand Final jersey had its own badge which read:
GRAND FINAL 2002