Simon Mannering: Signing Sessions

Simon Mannering is one of elite sport’s great enigmas. From 2005 to 2018 he was a regular fixture in the Warriors and Kiwis rugby league teams and has captained both. He is one of only a handful of players to have played 300 NRL games for one club and, remarkably, he’s the only one who has ever done it flying back and forth across the Tasman every second weekend. Yet little is known about him as he shuns the spotlight and seldom does interviews.

Warriors and former All Blacks doctor John Mayhew rates Simon alongside Richie McCaw and Buck Shelford for sheer toughness and his ability to play through pain and illness is legendary.

Yet he was not a sporting prodigy. In Warrior, Simon explains how he transformed himself from a sports-mad kid with mediocre talents into one of the greats of New Zealand sport.

Simon Mannering – Warrior goes on sale Thursday 8 November

Simon will be signing his new book at a number of sessions around Auckland. Don’t miss your chance to meet him and purchase a copy of Warrior to get personally autographed.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please contact the store directly.


Whitcoulls Little High St
12.30pm – 12.50pm


Whitcoulls St Lukes
10.30am – 10.50am

The Warehouse Westgate
11.20am – 11.40am

Whitcoulls Albany
12.20pm – 12.40pm

Glenfield Paper Plus
1.10pm – 1.30pm

Whitcoulls Northwest
2pm – 2.20pm


The Warehouse Pukekohe
10.30am – 10.50am

The Warehouse Takanini
11.30am – 11.50am

Whitcoulls Manukau
12.30pm – 12.50pm

Whitcoulls Botany
1.20pm – 1.40pm

The Warehouse Sylvia Park
2.20pm – 2.40pm