Gubb is another Vodafone Warrior who cut his teeth on rugby union before switching codes. A Wellington College graduate, Charlie played in the schools’ First XV but switched to rugby league in 2008 and made his start in the Wellington club circuit with University Hunters. He was scouted by the Sea Eagles and Tigers but chose to keep his talents on this side of the Tasman, turning down their offers and instead signing with the Vodafone Warriors’ NYC squad in 2010. Gubb featured in 23 matches for the side and came off the bench in the grand final to help the team to its first premiership over South Sydney.
- Charlie Gubb
- Date of Birth:
- 17th May 1990
- Place of Birth:
- New Zealand
- 108 kg
- New Zealand
- Warriors #:
- Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details):
- 7th July 2013 v Rabbitohs, NIB Stadium, Perth
- Junior Club:
- Victoria University Hunters
- Signed From:
- Wynnum Manly Sea Gulls
- Wikipedia Page:
He relocated to Queensland following the 2010 season, after joining the Wynnum Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup. Gubb was once again part of a title-winning side, as he played in their 2011 and 2012 grand final victories.
He was lured back to Auckland in 2013 when he was offered a pre-season contract. Hard work saw this extend into a fulltime contract and Charlie performed well in NSW Cup play, eventually earning his first NRL start against South Sydney in Perth in July.
Spending most of the 2014 season with the Vodafone Warriors' NSW Cup side, he added another five NRL appearances and also represented the Vodafone Warriors at the inaugural Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines.
In 2015 he was again a New South Wales Cup regular at the start of the season but earned more NRL exposure midway through the season. The effect of his energy and enthusiasm wasn't lost on his team-mates who named him the players' player of the day for his whole-hearted effort from the bench in the 30-8 home victory against Canberra on June 27. He played nine NRL matches during the season to take his career tally to 15 while he also appeared 10 times at NSW Cup level.
- 2010 - New Zealand Warriors Toyota Cup team
- 2010 - Toyota Cup Grand Final champions
- 2011 - Wynnum Manly Seagulls
- 2011 - Queensland Cup Grand Final winners
- 2012 - Queensland Cup Grand Final winners
- 2012 - Queensland Residents team in 2012
- 2013 - New Zealand Warriors
- 2013 - Warriors/NRL debut on 7th July 2013 vs Rabbitohs in Perth