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Dan is the nephew of former Kiwi Ron O'Regan. Dan was educated at Kaipara college, Hellensville, Auckland. He spent his youth playing for the Mt Albert Lions and the Manurewa Marlinsin the Auckland rugby league with position of choice being stand off. Dan was the inaugural captain of the Warriors U20's Toyota cup team from 2008 where he played 23 games and scored 11 tries. In 2009, round 4 against the South Sydney Rabbitohs Dan made his NRL debut and to date his only NRL appearance. In 2010 Dan signed with the Malbourne Storm after the New Zealand Warriors declined to renew Dans contract. In 2005 Dan played for the junior Kiwis.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Warriors 1 0 0 0 0

Warriors # 150

Name: O'REGAN, Dan
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Stand off
Professional clubs: Warriors, Storm
Rep Honors: Junior Kiwi
29 Years

Hitro is a rare breed of international footballer, he represented three countries in New Zealand, Western Samoa and American Samoa and indeed Hitros brother Paul was also an international players with Western Samoa. Hitros early league days were spent with the Manukau club in the Auckland RL in the early 80's. In 1989 Hitro played for Carlisle in the English competition. In 1994 Hitro was captaining the Counties Manukau Heroes in the Lion Red Cup and in 1995 was part of the Auckland Warriors inaugural squad and indeed was the starting prop for that first Warriors team that played the Brisbane Broncos in round 1 of the 1995 season. After 2 seasons with the Warriors and 22 games Hitro moved to the ESL with the Hull FC club. After again playing 22 games this time for Hull FC he moved onto the Featherston Rovers in 1999. Hitro decided to sample a different life style and moved to France where he played for the Treize Catalan club. However it was with the lower league club Workington Town that Hitro found a home and became a cult figure as he was with Auckland. In 2003 due to knee troubles Hitro retired from rugby league and instead took up coaching with the Ellenborough club and coached them from 2003 and 2005 before being replaced and he left rugby league to take up a career in the construction industry. Hitro is a happily married man to Donna Okesene and has two daughters, Shakayla, Giavanna and son Lerocca. Much conjecture surrounds the origins of Hitros unusual first name. Hitros grand father was a surgeon in Samoa and a true man of the sciences, and as such changed the family surname to Okasene which is the Samoan name for oxygen. Hitros grand father and grand mother had eleven children, named them all after elements in the periodic table. For instance Hitros uncles are Sioutu (Samoan for Co2), Neone (Samoan for Neon), Kuripitone (Samoan for Krypton) and Hitros aunty's Alakalaine (Samoan for Alkaline), Aseta (Samoan for Acetylene). Hitros full first name is Haitorosene (Samoan for Hydrogen) which is also Hitros fathers name. Hitro and Wife Donna have kept the scientific tradition alive by passing down the periodic table names as their kids middle names. The Okesenes are rightfully very proud of these science based names.

A big thank you to Hitro for the invaluable background information.

Footnote: On the 15th of september 2012 hitros brother Paul died of a heart attack while working as a bus driver for French RU club USA Perpignan.


Club Games tries Goals FG's Points
Carlisle 68 17 3 0 74
Counties Manukau Heros 23 3 0 0 12
Warriors 22 2 0 0 8
Hull FC 22 0 0 0 0
Fetherstone          
Treize Catalan          
Workington Town          

Warriors # 10

Name: OKESENE, Hitro
Place of Birth: Auckland
Positions: Prop
Professional clubs: Carlisle, Warriors, Hull FC, Featherston, Workingt
Rep Honors: 5 tests for NZ
47 Years

Lee, one of the fastest men to have played rugby league, played professionally for four clubs starting his career with the Parramatta Eels. He signed with the new club in the NRL, the Auckland Warriors after falling out of favour with his junior club, the Eels. While at the Eels his natural speed brought him to the attention of the touring Great Britain rugby league team who themselves boasted one the fastest men to ever play the game and an immortal of rugby league, Martin "Chariots" Offiah. A 100 metre race was arranged at half time of the Parramatta vs. Great Britain clash. Lee won and wrote himself into rugby folklore.

After his career ended which spanned four NRL clubs, Lee returned to New Zealand and joined the New Zealand police force. Currently he is living and working in Wanganui.


Club Games Tries Goals FG's Points
Parramatta 50 18 37 0 0
Gold Coast Chargers 18 8 3 0 38
Warriors 61 23 1 0 94
North Queensland 3 0 0 0 0

Warriros # 47

Name: OUDENRYN, Lee
Place of Birth: Wee Waa, NSW, Australia
Positions: Wing
Professional clubs: Eels, Seagulls, Warriors, Cowboys
47 Years
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