Dean Clark (rugby league)

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Dean Clark
Personal information
Full name Dean Gordon Clark
Born (1968-01-06) 6 January 1968 (age 51)
New Zealand
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Otahuhu Leopards
1988 Eastern Suburbs 7 1 0 0 4
1991–94 Hull Kingston Rovers
1995–96 Counties Manukau 23 7 1 0 30
1996 Leeds Rhinos 13 3 0 0 12
Total 43 11 1 0 46
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–97 Auckland
1989–92 New Zealand 7 2 0 0 8
1990–97 New Zealand Māori
Coaching information
Representative
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2006 New Zealand Māori
Source: [1]

Dean Clark (born 6 January 1968) is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former footballer who represented New Zealand between 1989 and 1992.

Playing career

An Otahuhu Leopards junior, Clark joined the Eastern Suburbs Roosters in 1988 playing in seven matches.

Clark then traveled to England, joining Hull Kingston Rovers in the English competition.[2]

Clark returned to New Zealand in 1995, playing for the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup.[3]

Clark played with the Leeds Rhinos in 1996, but was released from the club after one season.[4]

Clark then moved to the Mangere East Hawks, where he played in the 1998 Fox Memorial grand final.[5]

In 1999 Clark joined the Otahuhu Leopards, and represented Auckland South.[6]

Representative career

An Auckland representative, Clark played for the Kiwis seven times between 1989 and 1992. He was a trialist in 1993 but did not make the final Kiwis side.

Clark represented the New Zealand Māori in 1990, 1995 and at the 1997 Oceania Cup.[7]

Clark played for the New Zealand Residents in 1990, 1992 and 1995.

Coaching career

In the 2000 Bartercard Cup Clark was the player-coach of the Otahuhu Leopards, his first coaching role.[8] The Leopards made the grand final, losing 24-38 to the Canterbury Bulls.

Clark coached the Tamaki Titans between 2006 and 2007 in the Bartercard Cup. He was the coach of the New Zealand Māori in 2006.[9]

He coached the Papakura Sea Eagles to seventh in 2010, and again in 2011.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Wigan punish heroic Hull The Independent, 10 March 1993
  3. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.p.90-92
  4. ^ Club-by-Club guide to the Super League The Independent, 13 March 1997
  5. ^ New Zealand Rugby League Annual '98, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1998. p.126
  6. ^ Jessup, Peter (16 March 1999). "Rugby League: Injury gives Hoppe a starting chance". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  7. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.179
  8. ^ Formidable look to Leopards[dead link] The Press, 26 July 2000
  9. ^ Coffey, John; Wood, Bernie (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 335. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2.
  10. ^ Papakura Sea Eagles Contact Information Auckland Rugby League, 2010
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