Tributes have been flooding in for former Te Awamutu court registrar and St Pat's rugby legend Robin O'Neill, who passed away at Elmswood Hospital in Christchurch, surrounded by family, aged 82 on September 11.

St Pat's teammate Peter Hollinshead said Robin O'Neill was held in high regard throughout the country as a great rugby player, a real good coach and a great bloke.

"Robin took St Pat's to a new level when he arrived on the scene in 1966, taking over the captaincy and coaching roles of a side that had won the Phoenix Cup (Te Awamutu and Cambridge championship)

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