Tony Iro

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Full Name
Tony Roy Iro
Born
Tuesday, 30th May, 1967
Current Age
56 years and 273 days

Known Family Links

Brother
Kevin Iro
Nephew
Kayal Iro

Biography

The older brother of Kevin Iro, and a powerful winger/centre with the strength of a forward, played his best football under Phil Gould at Easts in the mid-1990s. Tony Iro, who had played with Wigan in 1987-89, signed with Super League club Hunter Mariners and after a season with his brother Kevin, ventured to Adelaide after moving to the forwards. The veteran of 25 Tests, his last international series was against Great Britain and France in 1998. Following the demise of the Rams in 1998 Iro joined Souths for a season before returning to England.
- ALAN WHITICKER

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
English Championship 29 11 -   - 44 22 7 0 75.86% List
Challenge Cup 9 4 -   - 16 9 0 0 100.00% List
Lancashire Cup 4 2 -   - 8 4 0 0 100.00% List
World Cup 6 2 -   - 8 4 2 0 66.67% List
Regal Trophy 8 5 -   - 20 6 1 1 75.00% List
Premiership Trophy 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Tour Matches New Zealand 10 - -   - - 6 4 0 60.00% List
Test Series 16 1 -   - 4 10 6 0 62.50% List
Tooheys Challenge Cup 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
NRL 184 29 -   - 116 91 90 3 49.46% List
NRL Finals 5 1 -   - 4 1 4 0 20.00% List
UK Second Division 9 3 -   - 12 7 2 0 77.78% List
Anzac Tests 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List


International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1988-90, 1995-98 25 4 -   - 16 14 11 0 56.00% List

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New Zealand 1988, 1990, 1995 6 2 -   - 8 4 2 0 66.67% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly NSWRL 1990 18 7 -   - 28 10 8 0 55.56% List
Manly NSWRL 1991 9 2 -   - 8 7 2 0 77.78% List
Manly NSWRL 1992 21 2 -   - 8 10 10 1 47.62% List
Manly NSWRL 1993 22 2 -   - 8 15 7 0 68.18% List
Eastern Suburbs NSWRL 1994 19 3 -   - 12 5 13 1 26.32% List
Sydney City ARL 1995 20 5 -   - 20 10 10 0 50.00% List
Sydney City ARL 1996 21 3 -   - 12 12 8 1 57.14% List
Hunter Super League 1997 14 3 -   - 12 5 9 0 35.71% List
Adelaide NRL 1998 20 1 -   - 4 7 13 0 35.00% List
Souths NRL 1999 20 1 -   - 4 10 10 0 50.00% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Manly 1990-93 70 13 -   - 52 42 27 1 60.00% List
Eastern Suburbs 1994-96 60 11 -   - 44 27 31 2 45.00% List
Hunter 1997 14 3 -   - 12 5 9 0 35.71% List
Adelaide 1998 20 1 -   - 4 7 13 0 35.00% List
Souths 1999 20 1 -   - 4 10 10 0 50.00% List
Overall1990-1999 184 29 0   0 116 91 90 3 49.46% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1987/88 11 6 -   - 24 8 3 0 72.73% List
Wigan 1988/89 38 15 -   - 60 32 5 1 84.21% List
Leigh 1990/91 11 4 -   - 16 8 3 0 72.73% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1987-88 49 21 -   - 84 40 8 1 81.63% List
Leigh 1990 11 4 -   - 16 8 3 0 72.73% List
Overall1987-1991 60 25 0   0 100 48 11 1 80.00% List

Your Say

  • Anthony Reihana
    13/10/2012

    I went to primary school with Tony, we were in the same class for a while and played for Mount Wellington with them when I was just 7, I always wondered what happened to them. I left New Zealand for Australia.
    Tony was always an inspiration, an amazingly strong player who could easily run through the field like we were nothing. I cant tell you how many times I was stunned and amazed by Tony, and spent most of my game trying to keep up, or just throwing the ball to him for the try. Speaking of Stunned, my teeth are still all messed up from the time he rolled over the team and I got to be the lucky last guy that got his knee in my face and my teeth smashed in during practice, lol, one of the best days of my life. Lol the coach was so pissed at the team that he made everyone run laps while they pulled my teeth out of my lip. Damn he was fast too, you just couldnt catch him, nobody could back then, not even Kevin. He lived on the corner of Laybourne and Mansfield in Glenn Innes, I remember us all having a birthday party there and his cousin gave the most spectacular grace, with the simple word.. "Grace", heheh. Tony was kind of quiet, in a league of his own. It would be great to still know them, I think about them often. I miss rugby too, it was the greatest game and the greatest fun. Good on you Tony and Kev, congrats on all your successes.

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Andrew Ferguson, Shawn Dollin, AJ Lucantonio, Greg Fiveash, Alan Katzmann, Terry Liberopoulos, Max Turner, Paul Carter, Steven Russo, Bill Bates

Sources: ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1996, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1997, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1998, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 1999, NRL Rugby League Yearbook 2000, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1994, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1995, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997, Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92