Coach of the Warriors' VB NSW Cup side, Stacey Jones, has been inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame.
Jones received his honour at the 52nd annual Halberg Awards, honouring and celebrating New Zealand sporting excellence.
A rising star of the coaching world, Jones was a mainstay of the Warriors' NRL side across the 1990s and 2000s and finished New Zealand's second most-capped national side representative. He captained his country in 2002.
The most-capped Warrior, who retired after 261 games for his side, has enjoyed a remarkable start to his coaching career, helping the Warriors' Holden Cup side to a premiership in 2014 in his first year at the helm after his side finished the regular season in eighth.
Jones takes over the VB NSW Cup Warriors coaching reins from Rohan Smith, who was moved to the Gold Coast Titans to take up an assistant coaching position alongside Neil Henry and Terry Matterson in the NRL side.
Congrations on a great honour, Stacey!