|Full name||Warrick Lee McCallion[notes 1]|
|Date of birth||26 July 1950|
|Date of death||14 March 2018(aged 67)|
|Place of death||Manurewa, New Zealand|
|Rugby union career|
McCallion served in the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment of the New Zealand Army during the Vietnam War. Aged 17, and having lied about his age to enlist, he was a member of the secret Faceless 26 Ghost Unit of the New Zealand Special Air Service.
McCallion was named New Zealand coach of the year for his work with the NPC Division One team Counties in both 1996 and 1997. He enhanced his reputation further as Graham Henry's assistant at the Auckland Blues during a four-year spell that saw them reach three consecutive Super 12 finals, lifting the trophy on two occasions in 1997 and 1998.
McCallion was appointed Fiji's national coaching director in March 2002. He took the Fiji national team to the 2003 Rugby World Cup, but quit later that year, citing frustration at Fiji being overlooked for tournaments by the stronger rugby nations.
- Different sources give different versions of his first names as Warrick Lee, Warwick Lee, or Leigh Warwick.
- McCallion rues Scotland defeat BBC.co.uk 1 November 2003
- "Tpr Warwick Lee McCallion". Memories of New Zealand and the Vietnam War. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- Shand, Matt (3 December 2017). "Forgotten SAS Vietnam War hero denied medal". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- "Leigh Warwick McCallion". New Zealand Rugby History. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- McCallion quits Fiji in disgust Scrum.com, 2 December 2003
- "Rugby: former Counties Manukau, Blues coach Mac McCallion passes away". New Zealand Herald. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
- "Warrick Lee McCallion death notice". New Zealand Herald. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
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