Thursday, 13 April 2017

Player Profile - Vinnie Anderson

Name: Vincent Manase Mohenoa Anderson
Nickname: Vinnie
Date of Birth: 02/02/79
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 186cm
Weight: 89 kg
Nationality: New Zealand
Warriors #:  100

Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details): 7th July 2002 vs Cronulla Sharks
Junior Club: Northcote Tigers
Signed From: Mt Albert
Position: Centre/Five Eighth/Lock

Auckland centre, the older brother of Louis and Fraser. Anderson played for Northcote Tigers and Mount Albert Lions in the Auckland Rugby League competition before transferring to East Coast Bays Barracudas to play alongside his father Warrick. His father later coached the Barracudas to the 2003 Fox Memorial title. 

Anderson debuted for New Zealand Warriors in Round 17 of the 2002 National Rugby League, playing against Cronulla Sharksat Toyota Park on 7 July 2002. That year the Warriors went on to the 2002 NRL Grand Final, which they lost 30-8 to Sydney City Roosters.

In 2003 he played centre as New Zealand Warriors fell one victory short of a consecutive Grand Final appearance.

He scored two tries in his Test debut in the 30-16 win against Australia in October 2003. Anderson shifted to five-eighth and played with his younger brother Louis in four Test matches at the end of 2004 – including the 16-all draw against Australia and losses to Australia and Great Britain in England.

He would play a couple seasons with Wigan before linking up with brother Louis at the Wolves and finishing his career at Salford.
2002–04 NZ Warriors
2003–2006 New Zealand Kiwis
2005 Tri Nations Champions with the Kiwis
2005–06 St Helens
2007–10 Warrington Wolves
2009 Challenge Cup final winners with the Wolves
2010 Challenge Cup final winners with the Wolves
2011–12 Salford Reds


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