Mike Mullins (rugby union)

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Mike Mullins (born Auckland, 29 October 1970) is a former New Zealand-born Irish rugby union footballer. He played as an inside center. He was born in New Zealand, his mother Sharon of Irish Maori descent, his father Thomas born and bred in Limerick hence his eligibility for Ireland.[citation needed] He represented Munster playing 116 games. He had 16 caps for Ireland, from his debut, at 26 August 1999, with Argentina, to 2003 final test versus Manu Samoa in Apia. He played at the 1999 Rugby World Cup finals against Romania, and in the Six Nations Championship, in 2000 and 2001. Mike Mullins is the current coach of the North Otago Heartland championship team, who won the Meades cup in October 2007. Mike is also first cousin to Daryl Gibson ex All Black and current Canterbury Crusaders backs coach.

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