Long-serving Burnside division 1 rugby player Regan Dixon will make his 200th match appearance today in the Hawkins Trophy game against HSOB at Burnside Park.
Dixon, 33, began his career at Burnside in 1998 as a Colts player and was a member of the Burnside Colts 1 championship-winning side that year. He made his division 1 debut late in 1999 and has been a regular since.
The loose forward took a forced break in 2010 because of a serious pre-season injury, a scenario repeated in 2011 when he assumed the then vacant role of forward coach, assisting Peter Manson as division 1 coach.
During his time in the premier team, Dixon was captain from 2002 until his injury in 2010. He played a prominent role as the regular goal-kicker for a number of seasons, scoring over 100 points a season on several occasions.
Highlights during his long career so far have been making the championship finals in 2005, 2007 and 2009 and winning the championship in 2006.
He has represented West Coast (2000, 2001 and 2002) Marlborough in 2003 and Canterbury B in 2005-06.
Meanwhile, Shirley lock Phil Watson will chalk his 150th match for the club today against Lincoln University.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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