The Premiers had their best ever season in the Pirtek NZRL National Premier Competition by finishing 6th. They had their first win ever in the competition with a resounding 40 -22 win over the Central Vipers. They following this up with good performances against the Counties Manukau Stingrays and by pushing the Wellington Orcas for 80 minutes live on Sky TV.
Back of the Year – Innocent Tuimavave: Innocent has been with the Swords for all four seasons in the National Competition. Innocent has always been a stand out performer, even in a losing team and this year was no different. Innocent was also Vice Captain of the squad.
Forward of the Year – Jarom Wihongi-Henare: Jarom played big minutes in the 2013 season. Unfortunately his season ended prematurely with a fractured jaw in the second to last game. Jarom played at loose forward and was solid on defense and attack scoring three trys as well as a number of try assists.
Brotherhood Award – Desmond Reynolds: Dez played every game and practically every minute in 2013. Dez playing in the second row was the quiet achiever making solid yards on the go forward and topping the tackle count in most games.
Player of the Year – Solomone Palu: In his first year of League the Prop from the Northern Wairoa Bulls was huge for the Swords in 2013. His monster frame dominated opposition teams. For a big man Solomone has a huge workrate and played big minutes. Solomone is still learning the game and it will be interesting to see his impact after another 12 months in league in 2014.