Kevin Iro

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Kevin Iro
Personal information
Full name Kevin Leslie Iro
Nickname The Beast
Born (1968-05-24) 24 May 1968 (age 46)
Auckland, New Zealand
Playing information
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–88 Mount Albert
1987–91 Wigan 100 60 36 0 312
1991–92 Manly-Warringah 24 9 0 0 36
1992–96 Leeds 124 64 1 0 258
1997 Hunter Mariners 4 1 0 0 4
1998 Auckland Warriors 16 2 0 0 8
1999–01 St Helens 76 39 0 0 156
Total 344 175 37 0 774
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–1989 Auckland
1987–98 New Zealand 34 16 7 0 78
1988 Rest of the World 1 1 0 0 4
2000–06 Cook Islands 3 1 0 0 4
Coaching information
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2005–06 Cook Islands
Source: Player Profile and Rugby League Project

Kevin Leslie Iro[1] (born 24 May 1968) is a former professional rugby league international footballer who has represented both New Zealand and the Cook Islands. In his domestic career, his achievements include playing in the Challenge Cup final for Leeds, Wigan and St. Helens. Iro is the younger brother of New Zealand rugby league international Tony Iro.

Playing career[edit]

As a junior he played for the Glen Innes Falcons, a feeder club to Ellerslie during the 1980s.[2] He was St. Helens' lone try-scorer in their 1999 Super League Grand Final victory over Bradford Bulls. Having won the 1999 Championship, St Helens RLFC contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against National Rugby League Premiers the Melbourne Storm, with Iro playing at centre in the loss. Iro played for St Helens RLFC at centre in their 2000 Super League Grand Final victory over Wigan Warriors. As Super League V champions, St Helens RLFC played against 2000 NRL Premiers, the Brisbane Broncos in the 2001 World Club Challenge. Iro played at centre in Saints' victory.

In 2006 Iro coached the Cook Islands national rugby league team in a three match series against the New Zealand Māori side. In the third and deciding match Iro came out of retirement, scoring two tries in a 32-4 victory.[3] He also represented the Cook Islands at the 2006 Commonwealth Games playing rugby sevens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IRO, KEVIN LESLIE 1987 - 98 - KIWI #604 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ History ellerslieleague.co.nz
  3. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 338. ISBN 9781869693312. 

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