Reuben O'Neill rugby player
Reuben O'Neill rugby player

Reuben O'Neill

17th Feb 1995 1.81m/116kg Loosehead Prop

Taranaki prop Reuben O’Neill has had to overcome injury and a diabetes diagnosis early in his career to take his rugby to the next level.

O’Neill was selected in the New Zealand Schools side in 2012 and then the Taranaki Mitre 10 Cup side in 2015 after successfully returning to rugby from a back injury.

He 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 was selected for the Japan leg of the November Series along.

O'Neill has signed for the Chiefs for the 2019 Super Rugby season and will look to make his debut in competition with the Waikato franchise.

He heads into the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup with 34 appearances for Taranaki.

(LS September 12, 2020)


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Loosehead Prop
2015 - present
chiefs Chiefs
Loosehead Prop
2019 - present
New Zealand New Zealand
Tighthead Prop
2018 - 2018
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Loosehead Prop
2023 - 2023