Steve O'Neill (rugby league)

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Steve O'Neill
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1976–81 Wigan 119+5123
1981–88 Widnes 2021210
1988–89 Swinton
1989–90 Salford
19??–?? Gateshead Thunder
Total326240130
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1981 England 10000
Coaching information
Representative
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
199701 Ireland 631250
Source: [1] [2] [3]

Steve O'Neill is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, and coached in the 1990s and 2000s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Wigan, Widnes, Salford, Swinton and the Gateshead Thunder, as a prop or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, [1] and coached at representative level for Ireland. [3]

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Playing career

International honours

Steve O'Neill won a cap for England while at Wigan in 1981 against France. [2]

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Steve O'Neill was an unused interchange/substitute, i.e. number 15, in Widnes 14-14 draw with Hull F.C. in the 1981–82 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 1981–82 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 1983–84 Challenge Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 5 May 1984.

County Cup Final appearances

Steve O'Neill played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Wigan's 10-26 defeat by Warrington in the 1980–81 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 1981–82 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 1983–84 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 1 October 1983.

Coaching career

From 1997 to 2001, O'Neill was the coach of the Ireland national rugby league team. [4]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Terry Flanaghan
1995-1996
Coach
Four Provinces Flag.svg  Ireland

1997-1999
Succeeded by
Andy Kelly
2000-2011

Genealogical information

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

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References

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  2. 1 2 "England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk". englandrl.co.uk. 31 December 2017. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. 1 2 "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Irish welcome Prescott" (28 June 1998) independent.co.uk