There was no reason as to way 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:
- 2004/2005 Special Jersey
- Year/s Jersey Active:
- Jersey Type:
- Jersey Debut:
- 29th August 2004 vs Sydney Roosters
- Jersey Supplier:
- Main Jersey Sponsor:
- Sleeve Sponsor:
- Lion Red League
- Upper Back Sponsor:
First worn against the Roosters in Round 25 2004. Was then used again in 27th February 2005 for the trial game against the NZRL Presidents Selection team (now known as the NZ Residents team) at Albany Stadium.
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OFFICIAL REPLICA - These were made in a very limited run. I was told there were only some 300 made and they sold out in one weekend. A portion of these jerseys were given to sponsors and corporate box owners while some 25-30 were turned in to 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.