North Harbour Sea Eagles
The North Harbour Sea Eagles were a New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

 rugby league
Rugby league
Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular grass field. One of the two codes of rugby football, it originated in England in 1895 by a split from Rugby Football Union over paying players...

 club that represented North Harbour
North Harbour
North Harbour may refer to:* North Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, a community on St. Mary's Bay, Newfoundland, Canada* North Harbour, New Zealand, a suburb in Auckland, New Zealand* North Harbour, Nova Scotia, a small community in Nova Scotia, Canada...

 in the Lion Red Cup
Lion Red Cup
The Lion Red Cup was a New Zealand domestic rugby league competition that ran from 1994-1996 sponsored by brewers Lion Nathan. It was created due to the increase in public awareness of domestic rugby league due to the Auckland Warriors being accepted into the Winfield Cup. The competition was a...

 from 1994 to 1996. For the first two seasons they were coached by Graeme Norton
Graeme Norton
Graeme Norton is a New Zealand former rugby league footballer and coach.-Early years:Norton first coached the Northcote Tigers, who he led to two Fox Memorial grand final wins and a National Club knockout championship....


There two main feeder clubs were the Northcote Tigers
Northcote Tigers
The Northcote Tigers are a rugby league club based in Northcote, New Zealand. The club was founded in 1910 as the Northcote Warriors.The Tigers compete in the Fox Memorial competition run by the Auckland Rugby League. Between 2000 and 2002 the Northcote Tigers competed in the national Bartercard...

 and the Hibiscus Coast Raiders
Hibiscus Coast Raiders
The Hibiscus Coast Raiders are a rugby league club based on the Hibiscus Coast, New Zealand. They compete in Auckland Rugby League's Fox Memorial competition and between 2000 and 2005 were also involved in the Bartercard Cup competition.-History:...

 who both played in the first division of the Auckland Rugby League
Auckland Rugby League
The Auckland Rugby League is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in the Auckland Region of New Zealand. It is responsible for rugby league in the region and was the owner of Carlaw Park, once the "spiritual home of rugby league in New Zealand".-History:The Auckland Rugby League was...


Notable players

Notable players included Ken McIntosh
Ken McIntosh
Kenneth McIntosh is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former player who currently coaches the Northcote Tigers and Auckland. He played professionally with the Penrith Panthers.-Playing career:...

, Brian McClennan
Brian McClennan
Brian "Bluey" McClennan is the head coach for the New Zealand Warriors of the National Rugby League . He was previously the head coach of the New Zealand national team and then England's Leeds Rhinos club...

, 1994 captain Duane Mann
Duane Mann
Duane Darrin Mann is a rugby league coach and former professional footballer who represented and captained both the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga. He currently coaches the Bay Roskill Vikings in the Auckland Rugby League competition.-Personal life:...

, Fa'ausu Afoa
Fa'ausu Afoa
Fa'ausu Afoa played rugby league for the Penrith Panthers and North Harbour Sea Eagles and for Western Samoa. He played for the New Zealand XIII side in the 1997 Oceania Cup.-References:*...

, Paul Rauhihi
Paul Rauhihi
Paul Rauhihi is a retired professional rugby league footballer who represented his country. Rauhihi played in both the National Rugby League and Super League at prop forward.-New Zealand Career:...

, 1995 captain Don Stewart
Don Stewart (rugby league)
Donald Stewart is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented Western Samoa.-Playing career:A Northcote Tigers junior, Stewart began his career at Centre before moving into the forward pack...

, Mike Setefano
Mike Setefano
Mike Setefano is a former rugby league player. He was a Samoan international and played at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.-Playing career:Setefano played for the Auckland City Vulcans in the 1994 Lion Red Cup and toured New Zealand with Western Samoa in 1994. In 1995 he joined the North Harbour...

, Paki Tuimavave
Paki Tuimavave
Paki Tuimavave is a former rugby league player who represented Samoa. He is the brother of fellow internationals Tony and Paddy Tuimavave.-Playing career:...

, Tony Tatupu
Tony Tatupu
Kuripitone "Tony" Tatupu is a former New Zealand rugby league player. Tatupu played at Centre and in the Second Row and represented both New Zealand and Western Samoa.-Playing career:...

, Latham Tawhai
Latham Tawhai
Latham Tawhai is a rugby league coach and former player from New Zealand. He has also represented his country in softball.-Playing career:...

 and Joe Vagana
Joe Vagana
Joe Vagana is a former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. During his career Vagana played for the Auckland Warriors and the Bradford Bulls and also represented both Samoa and New Zealand in international competition...


Notable Matches

In 1995 the Sea Eagles defeated the touring French side
France national rugby league team
The France national rugby league team represent France in international rugby league tournaments. They are also sometimes referred to as "Les Tricolores" or more commonly "Les Chanticleers"...


They also won the 1994 Lion Red Cup grand final against the Counties Manukau Heroes 24-16 and the 1995 Lion Red Cup grand final against the Auckland Warriors Colts 28-21. In the 1996 Lion Red Cup they lost the Elimination Semifinal 14-20 to the Waikato Cougars
Waikato Cougars
The Waikato rugby league team is a New Zealand rugby league team that represents the Waikato Rugby League in New Zealand Rugby League competitions. They competed in the Lion Red Cup from 1994 to 1996, the Super League Challenge Cup in 1997 and the Bartercard Premiership in 2008 and 2009...


Season results

Season Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts Position Finals
1994 22 16 0 6 514 295 219 32 Third Champions
1995 22 13 1 8 601 379 222 27 Third Champions
1996 22 15 0 7 624 393 231 30 Third Lost Elimination Semifinal
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