There was no reason as to why these jerseys were released. They were simply referred to as Warriors Special jerseys. Most collectors refer to them as the Warriors hoop jersey.
- Jersey Name:
- 2003 Special
- Year/s Jersey Active:
- Jersey Type:
- Jersey Debut:
- 7th June 2003 vs Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
- Jersey Supplier:
- Main Jersey Sponsor:
- Sleeve Sponsor:
- Lion Red League
- Upper Back Sponsor:
These may have been worn in the trial game against the Panthers in Invercargill but I have no evidence to confirm that yet.
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OFFICIAL REPLICA - These were made in a very limited run. I was told there were only some 100 made and they sold out in one weekend. They only arrived the day before the game was to be played. A portion of these jerseys were given to sponsors and corporate box owners while some 25-30 were turned into players jerseys.
As a result these are quite a hard jersey to get and highly desirable by collectors. Even jerseys in not so good condition do well as far as prices go. They get around $150-$200 regardless of condition (within reason!). A signed one with tags still attached went for almost $600 in 2013.
PLAYERS JERSEYS - Only worn for one official NRL game than used as a training jersey for a couple years. They werent tapered and were basically the replica jersey with a number on the back.
After Puma stopped being the official sponsor of the club the jerseys were given away to players and staff members.
Very rare. A players jersey that had the number 21 on the back went for $450 in 2014...