Dean Lonergan

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Dean Lonergan
Personal information
Full name Dean Robert Lonergan
Playing information
Position second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
City-Newton Dragons
19??–1989 Glenora Bears
1988 Canberra Raiders 4 0 0 0 0
1989 Rochdale Hornets
Total 4 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1986–1991 Auckland
1986–1991 New Zealand 15 4 0 0 16
Source: RLP

Dean Robert Longergan, MNZM, is a former rugby league player and current events promoter.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Dean represented the New Zealand Kiwis from 1986 to 1991 and also represented Auckland. He played for the Glenora Bears and City Newton Dragons in the Auckland Rugby League competition and the Canberra Raiders in the NSWRL Premiership.[2] He spent 1989 with the Rochdale Hornets in England.[3]

In a Test match against Australia in Melbourne in 1991, Lonergan clashed famously with Kangaroo forward Steve Roach and had to be carried from the field.[4] However he returned to the field and New Zealand won the match.


Dean was a board member of the Auckland Warriors from 1996 until 1997.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dean was educated at Massey High School and currently is part of the breakfast show on LiveSPORT radio. He is also a columnist for the New Zealand Herald.[5]

He is also the owner of Dean Lonergan Events Ltd and the promoter of the Fight for Life charity boxing events.[6]


  1. ^ LONERGAN, Dean Robert 1986 - 87, 1990 - 91 - Kiwi #597
  2. ^ a b Profile at
  3. ^ Rochdale Hornets v Oldham Division 2, 1 December 1991
  4. ^ Deane, Steve (2009-10-23). "Top 10 moments in Kiwi league". (New Zealand: APN Holdings NZ Limited). Retrieved 2010-02-05. 
  5. ^ Dean Lonergan: Kiwis' success should Sparc rethink from bureaucrats New Zealand Herald, 24 November 2008
  6. ^ Longergan's the Main Man New Truth & TV Extra, 28 May 2004

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