Ron O'Regan

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Ron O'Regan
Personal information
Full name Ronald Phillip O'Regan
Playing information
Position Centre, Stand-off, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
City Newton
1981–1983 Barrow Raiders
Mt Albert Lions
Te Atatu Roosters
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Auckland 60
1983 New Zealand Māori
1983–1986 New Zealand 8 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1988–1993 Te Atatu Roosters
1994–1995 Waitakere City Raiders 44 19 2 23 43
Total 44 19 2 23 43
Source: RLP

Ronald Phillip O'Regan[1] is a New Zealand former rugby league player and coach who represented his country between 1983 and 1986. His nephew, Daniel, played for the New Zealand Warriors.

Playing career[edit]

In 1981 and 1983, while playing for City Newton, O'Regan won the Rothville Trophy, awarded to the player of the year in the Auckland Rugby League competition. He toured England with the New Zealand Māori side in 1983.[2]

Between 1983 and 1986 O'Regan represented New Zealand, playing in eight Test Matches for his country.

O'Regan spent the 1981-82 and 1982-83 off seasons in England, playing for the Barrow Raiders and also represented the Mt Albert Lions.[3] In 1987 O'Regan toured England again, this time with the Auckland side.[4]

In 1988 O'Regan was the player-coach of the Te Atatu Roosters and guided them to winning the Fox Memorial. He won the Hyland Memorial Cup that year as coach of the year.

Coaching career[edit]

O'Regan later became a full-time coach of the Roosters and in 1993 nearly repeated the feat, as the Roosters lost the Fox Memorial grand final 10-29 to the Northcote Tigers.

O'Regan was the coach of the Waitakere City Raiders in the Lion Red Cup in 1994 and 1995.

Later years[edit]

O'Regan now trains greyhounds in Paeroa.[5] In 2006 he was involved with a doping scandal that saw a vet banned from the sport for 10 years.[6]


  1. ^ O'Regan, Ronald Philip 1983, 1985 - 86 - Kiwi #573
  2. ^ A passport to the world Whitehaven News, 21 April 2010
  3. ^ Warriors sign up two more promising NYC players, 23 June 2008
  4. ^ 1987 Tour Match: Wigan 6 Auckland 10 Cherry and White
  5. ^ Kilgallon, Steve (12 April 2009). "League: O'Regan has thoroughbred genes". The Sunday Star-Times. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Racing: Vet banned after betting on dogs he doped". The New Zealand Herald. NZPA. 30 July 2006. Retrieved 5 November 2011.