Simon Mannering Stands Down as Warriors Captain


Simon Mannering will stand down as Captain of the New Zealand Warrior for the 2016 season. Ryan Hoffman will replace him as Captain.

“That wasn’t easy because the players and the club mean so much to me but I’ve been thinking about this throughout the offseason,” he said.

“While it has been a massive honour being captain, I wasn’t enjoying my football and felt the responsibilities of the captaincy were a big factor in that.

“I told Cappy and (managing director) Jim (Doyle) that I thought it would be best for me and therefore best for the team if I was able to focus solely on my job as a player.