Michael Paterson

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Michael Paterson
Michael Paterson - US Oyonnax vs. Sale Sharks, 5th December 2013.jpg
Date of birth (1985-05-09) 9 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Back row
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006-2009
2010-2013
2013-
Canterbury
Cardiff Blues
Sale Sharks
39
44
(30)
(10)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007-2009
2010
Crusaders
Hurricanes
22
13
(0)
(15)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
New Zealand U21

Michael Paterson (born 9 May 1985) is a rugby union player for the Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership. Previously he played for the Cardiff Blues in the Pro12 league. He plays as a lock or blindside flanker. Paterson has represented the New Zealand under 21s but is yet to gain a cap for the All Blacks. Before moving to Cardiff, Paterson was considered by many to be a strong contender to join the New Zealand squad.[1][2]

Having completed 3 years residency at the beginning of the 2012-13 Pro 12 season, Paterson became eligible to play for Wales.[3] Eligible to play for England, through an English Grandfather, Paterson was selected for the England squad to face the Barbarians in the summer of 2014.

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