Counties, Manurewa legend Reardon passes away

Counties, Manurewa legend Reardon passes away

Former Maori All Black, Counties Manukau player and Manurewa Rugby Club life member Ray Reardon has passed away at the age of 87.

Reardon was a renowned figure in the sport during the 1960s, where he played in both Counties Manukau and Waikato. A prop/hooker, Reardon played 10 games for Counties during his time with the Union.

He represented Counties from 1960-62 and the Maori All Blacks in 1965 and 1966.

At club level he was a giant for Manurewa as firstly a player and then became a title-winning coach during Manurewa's golden era in the 1980s. He was also a past President of the club as well.

Reardon passed away in Mt Maunganui where he has lived for many years.


Image: 1962 Counties Manuaku RFU Team