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Mike Delany
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Full name Mike Delany
Date of birth (1982-06-15) 15 June 1982 (age 32)
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)
Panasonic Wild Knights
ASM Clermont Auvergne
correct as of 7 July 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2010 Bay of Plenty 61 (489)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007, 2012
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009 New Zealand 1 (3)

Mike Delany is a New Zealander and 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.


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.


  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. 

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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:33:45 -0800

Replacements: 16 Benjamin Kayser, 17 Vincent Debaty, 18 Loic Jacquet, 19 Alexandre Lapandry, 20 Ludovic Radosavljevic, 21 Mike Delany, 22 Napolioni Nalaga, 23 Davit Zirakashvili. Castres: 15 Geoffrey Palis, 14 Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13 Thomas Combezou, ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:33:14 -0800

Along with James and former All Black Mike Delany, they have deeper resources in that position than any other club in the competition, but you felt they missed a trick in failing to tie down Johnny Sexton when he felt unloved by the IRFU two seasons ago.


Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:30:41 -0700

One-Test All Blacks fly-half Mike Delany is leaving Japanese club rugby for France, where he has signed a two-year contract with Clermont. Delany, 30, arrived at the powerful club as a temporary replacement for the injured Julien Farnoux but has been ...

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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:03:45 -0700

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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:26:15 -0700

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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:26:04 -0700

One Test All Black Mike Delany has joined French Top 14 outfit Clermont as injury cover. Delany, 30, who won his only cap against Italy in 2009, will cover injured first five-eighth Julien Farnoux. He answered a similar SOS call with the Highlanders ...
Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:48:53 -0700

Serious injuries to first five Stephen Donald (back fractures) and Ben May (calf) see Mike Delany and Sona Taumalolo get their chances this week. Both are more than capable replacements, with Delany deserving of an opportunity to show his skills over ...

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