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Reuben O'Neill

BIG TARANAKI PROP Reuben O’Neill has overcome injury and a diabetes diagnosis early in his career to take his rugby to the next level. O’Neill first made national representative honours in 2012 when he became the first prop from Taranaki Boys’ High School to make the New Zealand Schools side since former All Black and Taranaki front rower Gordon Slater in the 1980s. 


He was selected for Mitre 10 Cup side Taranaki in 2015 after successfully returning to rugby from a back injury and made his debut off the bench against Auckland. O’Neill was a member of the Taranaki side which upset Canterbury to take the Ranfurly Shield in 2017, alongside All Blacks teammate Angus Ta’avao. 

He has continued to shore up the scrum so far this year and his strength and power in the front row has caught the attention of the All Blacks selectors, and O’Neill will get the opportunity to develop his game further in the All Blacks environment.

Position:
Prop
Born:
17/02/1995
Physical:
1.83m, 116kg
Test Points:
0
Caps:
0