Daniel Rona rugby player
Daniel Rona rugby player

Daniel Rona

10th Apr 2000 1.87m/91kg Fly Half

Daniel Rona (born 10 April 2000) is a talented New Zealand rugby union player who currently represents the Chiefs in Super Rugby and Taranaki in domestic competitions. His primary position on the field is at centre.

Early Career:
Daniel Rona began his rugby journey as a halfback for the Clifton Rugby Club. However, he later transitioned to playing as a centre, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. Despite his initial position change, Rona's skills and potential were evident.

Professional Career:
Rona's professional career took off when he was selected to join the Taranaki squad for the prestigious 2020 Mitre 10 Cup. He continued to be a part of the Taranaki team in subsequent years, featuring in the 2021 and 2022 Bunnings NPC seasons.

In 2023, Rona seized the opportunity to join the Chiefs during the pre-season, showcasing his determination to play at the highest level. He initially signed a 30-day training contract with the Chiefs in March 2023, earning recognition for his commitment and performance. Rona finally made his long-awaited debut for the Chiefs in Round 3 of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season, where he contributed to the team's efforts against the Highlanders.

Impressed by Rona's skills and potential, the Chiefs made a significant decision in May 2023. They offered him a full-time contract, securing his services until 2026. This contract extension serves as a testament to Rona's abilities and the belief the Chiefs have in his future contributions to the team.

With his dedication, versatility, and passion for the game, Daniel Rona is set to make his mark on the rugby field as he continues to represent the Chiefs and Taranaki at the highest level of competition.



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2020 - present
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2023 - present
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2024 - present
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2022 - 2022