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Mike Delany
USO-ASM - 20140927 - Mike Delany.jpg
Full name Mike Peter Delany
Date of birth (1982-06-15) 15 June 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth Rotorua, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 87 kg (13 st 10 lb)
School Rotorua Boys' High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position First five-eighth/fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011-2013
2013-2015
2015-
Panasonic Wild Knights
Clermont

Newcastle Falcons
27
30
(80)
(111)
correct as of 13 March 2015.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2010 Bay of Plenty 61 (489)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007, 2012
2009–2011
Highlanders
Chiefs
9
22
(48)
(4)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009 New Zealand 1 (3)

Mike Peter Delany (born 15 June 1982) is a New Zealand rugby Union player who plays for ASM Clermont Auvergne in the Top 14 League in France. Previously he has played for the Chiefs and Highlanders in Super Rugby, Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup, and the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks. He has also played in Japan for the Panasonic Wild Knights in 2011, although was temporarily contracted to the Otago Highlanders during part of their 2012 season.

Career[edit]

Delany plays at first five-eighth but can also cover fullback. Prior to playing for the Chiefs, he played for the Highlanders and also for Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup.[1] Delany was chosen as one of 4 new caps to the New Zealand team for their End of Year of tour of 2009, playing one match on the tour.[2] In 2011 he signed for the Panasonic Wild Knights. In 2012, due to injuries to both starting and back up five-eighths Colin Slade and Lima Sopoaga for the Highlanders, Delany signed with his former team to fill the position till they returned. Whilst still under contract with the Panasonic Wild Knights, he played on loan at Clermont, but signed a two year deal with the French club in April 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Profiles". Chiefs.co.nz. 15 June 1982. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Four new caps in All Blacks squad – Sport – NZ Herald News". Nzherald.co.nz. 18 October 2009. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

External links[edit]


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ChronicleLive

ChronicleLive
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0700

Young is part of a summer influx at the Falcons which includes former New Zealand fly-half Mike Delany, Italy wing Giovanbattista Venditti, Tonga captain Nili Latu and Scotland prop Jon Welsh, among others. Laycock said: “There is a really good vibe ...

BBC Sport

BBC Sport
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:11:15 -0800

Newcastle Falcons have signed former New Zealand back Mike Delany from French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne. The 32-year-old, who can play at fly-half, full-back or centre, will join in the summer on a three-year contract. His previous clubs include ...

ChronicleLive

ChronicleLive
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:39:58 -0700

Kane Thompson says ex-New Zealand All Black fly-half Mike Delany will have to work to earn his chance at Newcastle Falcons. The 32-year-old joins from French giants Clermont in the summer, Falcons lock Thompson insisting he will not just walk into the ...

ChronicleLive

ChronicleLive
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:00:31 -0800

Dean Richards has always said age is just a number and Newcastle Falcons' boss has proven as good as his word. The director of rugby this week handed a three-year contract to former All Black fly-half Mike Delany, who will be 33 by the time he lands at ...

ChronicleLive

ChronicleLive
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:31:35 -0800

The arrival of All Black Mike Delany at Newcastle Falcons next season in no way diminishes the club's faith in Tom Catterick, according to director of rugby Dean Richards. The Clermont fly-half will arrive on a three-year deal in the summer, Richards ...

Yahoo Eurosport UK

Yahoo Eurosport UK
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 04:38:42 -0700

Clermont's Camille Lopez was left out of France's initial World Cup training squad, while the highly promising Argentinian out-half Patricio Fernández offers the club an element of depth after the departure of Mike Delany to Newcastle Falcons this summer.
 
The Sport Review
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:39:01 -0800

Newcastle Falcons have confirmed the capture of Marcus Watson and Mike Delany for the 2015-16 season. Watson, who is the elder brother of Bath Rugby and England winger Anthony, has been a pivotal figure in the England 7s team on the HSBC Sevens ...

Leicester Tigers (press release)

Leicester Tigers (press release)
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:32:14 -0700

Falcons boss Dean Richards has brought in scrum-half Micky Young for a second spell at the club, as well as Mike Delany from Clermont Auvergne, England Sevens cap Marcus Watson, and overseas signings Sonatane Takulua, Nili Latu and Giovanbattista ...
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