AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 30: Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors chats to teammate Ben Matulino during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Sydney Roosters at Mt Smart Stadium on April 30, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The Warriors have confirmed twelve players who won’t be returning to the club in 2018.

The club held their annual awards ceremony last night and revealed a number of players who would not be playing for the New Zealand club in 2018.

It had been well documented that Kieran Foran (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Ben Matulino (Wests Tigers), Charlie Gubb (Canberra Raiders) and Toafofoa Sipley (Manly Sea Eagles) are all leaving the club to take up new deals with rival NRL clubs next season.

These players follow the departures of Tuimoala Lolohea (Wests Tigers), Erin Clark (Canberra Raiders) and Manu Vatuvei (Salford Red Devils) who left the club mid-season.

It was also common knowledge that veteran forwards Ryan Hoffman and Jacob Lillyman would not be re-signed by the club.

This has now been confirmed though with Ofahiki Ogden, Matthew Allwood and Bodene Thompson also joining them on the list of departing players from the club.

Ogden is believed to have signed with the Bulldogs for 2018 but there has been no official confirmation from either club.

Warriors 2023 Player Movements

2023 Gains
Mitch Barnett (Newcastle Knights, 2025), Luke Metcalf (Cronulla Sharks, 2024), Marata Niukore (Parramatta Eels, 2026), Dylan Walker (Manly Sea Eagles, 2025)
2023 Losses
Euan Aitken (The Dolphins), Chanel Harris-Tavita (retired), Matthew Lodge (released), Kodi Nikorima (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Ashley Taylor (retired)
Josh Curran (2024), Wayde Egan (2024), Addin Fonua-Blake (2026), Viliami Vailea (2025)
Off Contract 2022
Daejarn Asi, Lleyton Finau, Temple Kalepo, Dunamis Lui, Freddy Lussick, Jack Murchie, Pride Petterson-Robati, Junior Ratuva

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