Michael Jones (rugby union)

Sir Michael Niko Jones KNZM (born 8 April 1965) is a New Zealand former rugby union player and coach. He was named by Rugby World magazine as the third best All Black of the 20th century after Colin Meads and Sean Fitzpatrick.[1] John Hart, who first selected him for Auckland, called him "almost the perfect rugby player".

Sir Michael Jones

Born
Michael Niko Jones

(1965-04-08) 8 April 1965 (age 56)
Auckland, New Zealand
EducationHenderson High School
Alma materUniversity of Auckland
OccupationRugby union footballer and coach
RelativesKJ Apa (nephew)
Rugby career
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight98 kg (216 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Number eight
All Black No. 882
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1985–99 Auckland ()
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–99 Blues ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986
1987–98
Samoa
New Zealand
1
55
(0)
(56)
Teams coached
Years Team
2004–07 Samoa

Since 2002, he has been a food bank manager in Avondale, Auckland.


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