On March 10th 1995 a New Zealand rugby league legacy was born. The Warriors make history running through a lit Mount Smart Stadium tunnel for the very first time.
Among those who ran out on that historic day was a 23-year-old Stephen Kearney.
Now 23 years on, the team he now coaches will begin their season on the exact same date in Perth with an objective to get the club back to winning ways.
"Certainly the hard work that the boys have put in during the preseason is about putting it all together for round one." says Stephen Kearney.