Mike Patton (rugby player)

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Mike Patton
Personal information
Full name Michael Patrick Patton
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Stand-off
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
19??–1985 Mangere East Hawks
1986 Manukau Magpies
1987–19?? Glenora Bears
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Auckland
1990–1991 New Zealand
Source: RLP

Michael Patrick "Mike" Patton[1] is a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in six Test matches, including matches that counted towards the 1992 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Patton originally played for the Mangere East Hawks in the Auckland Rugby League competition and won the Lipscombe Cup in 1985 as the ARL's sportsman of the year. Patton spent the 1986 season with the Manukau Magpies.[2] An Auckland representative, Patton again won the Lipscombe Cup in 1987, although by this time he was playing for the Glenora Bears.

He was called up into the New Zealand in 1990 and played in six Test matches, coming off the bench in all of them.

In 1992 he won the Rothville Trophy as the ARL player of the year.

Later years[edit]

Patton went on to become a self-made millionaire.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PATTON, Michael Patrick 1990 - 91 - Kiwi #625 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ 1986 Lion Red Rugby League Annual, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1986. p.101
  3. ^ Lonergan, Dean (4 April 2008). "Dean Lonergan: More guts please". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 25 October 2011.