Leading the Warriors from the front today was Steven Waetford.
He's preparing to captain the Vodafone Warriors against the Cronulla Sharks in the NSW Cup competition this Saturday.
This is the first ever NRL game played in Gisborne, and will be a special moment for the home lad.
Coached by Ronan Smith, the side will feature second-string players and three NRL level players.
Māori player Charles Gubb is one of the three, he says it won't be an easy game.
Statistics have the Warriors as favourites, as they are sixth on the points table, just one point ahead of the seventh-placed Sharks.