Steve O'Neill (rugby league)

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Steve O'Neill
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1976–81 Wigan 119+5 12 3
1981–88 Widnes 202 12 10
1988–89 Swinton
1989–90 Salford City
19??–?? Gateshead Thunder
Total 326 24 0 13 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981 England 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1997–01 Ireland 6 3 1 2 50
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

Steve O'Neill is an English professional rugby league footballer of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and coach of the 1990s, and 2000s, playing at representative level for England, and at club level for Wigan, Widnes, Salford, Swinton, and Gateshead Thunder, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, and coaching at representative level for Ireland.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Steve O'Neill won a cap for England while at Wigan in 1981 against France.[1]

Challenge Cup Final appearances[edit]

Steve O'Neill was an unused Interchange/Substitute, i.e. number 15, in Widnes 14-14 draw with Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 1 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 92,147, was an unused Interchange/Substitute, i.e. number 15, in the 9-18 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1982 Challenge Cup Final replay during the 1981–82 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Wednesday 19 May 1982, in front of a crowd of 41,171, and played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, and scored a drop goal in Widnes' 19-6 victory over Wigan in the 1984 Challenge Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1984.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Steve O'Neill played Right-Prop, i.e. number 10 in Wigan's 10-26 defeat by Warrington in the 1980 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1980–81 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 4 October 1980, played Left-Prop, i.e. number 8, in Widnes' 3-8 defeat by Leigh in the 1981 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 26 September 1981, and played Left-Prop in the 8-12 defeat by Barrow in the 1983 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 October 1983.

Coaching career[edit]

From 1997 to 2001, O'Neill was the coach of the Ireland national rugby league team.[2]

Genealogical information[edit]

Steve O'Neill is the brother of the rugby league footballer, Mike O'Neill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Irish welcome Prescott" (28 June 1998) independent.co.uk

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