Kevin O'Neill (rugby union)

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Kevin O'Neill
Full name Kevin John O'Neill
Date of birth (1982-02-24) 24 February 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Te Aroha, New Zealand
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb)
School Sacred Heart College
University Lincoln University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 1078
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–07
2008–09
Canterbury
Waikato
36
17
(10)
(0)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–07
2008–10
2011
Crusaders
Chiefs
Rebels
12
33
7
(0)
(0)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008 New Zealand New Zealand 1 (0)

Kevin John O'Neill (born 24 February 1982) is a rugby union player who plays for Waikato Rugby Union in the Air New Zealand Cup and for the All Blacks. His position is lock. He was born in Te Aroha, New Zealand.

Career[edit]

Provincial Rugby[edit]

Kevin debuted in 2003 for Canterbury in 2003 in a warm-up match against Fiji who were on the build-up to the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He played for Canterbury until 2007 after 29 caps for Canterbury he transferred to Waikato.

Super 14[edit]

Kevin debuted for the Crusaders. He played a number of games beside All Black, Chris Jack. He was drafted to the Chiefs and since then has signed with them ending his career in Christchurch. O'Neill played most games for the Chiefs in 2008.

Representative Squads[edit]

New Zealand Under 21[edit]

O'Neill played in the World Cup winning under 21's in 2003 alongside fellow All Black, Adam Thomson.

Junior All Blacks[edit]

He was a member of the 2005 Junior All Blacks.

All Black debut[edit]

After 28 minutes on the 12/7/2008 at Carisbrook, O'Neill made his debut for the All Blacks after a knock to Ali Williams caused Williams to leave the field. Although it was not enough as the All Blacks went down to the Springboks 30 - 28 after a chip and chase from Enrico Januarie resulted in a match winning try. It was the All Blacks first loss at Carisbrook to the Springboks.

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