Jamie Mayer

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Jamie Mayer
Full name Michael James MacKenzie Mayer
Date of birth (1977-04-16) 16 April 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1996-1999
1998-1999
1999-2001
2001
2003-
Watsonians
Edinburgh
Bristol
Leeds
Watsonians

6
31
12

(20)
(55)
(30)
Correct as of 11 October 2012
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1998–2000 Scotland 8 (0)
Correct as of 11 October 2012

Michael James MacKenzie "Jamie" Mayer (born 16 April 1977) is a former professional rugby union player who played centre at Bristol, Leeds and representing Scotland.

Early life[edit]

Jamie Mayer was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at Merchiston Castle School, George Watson's College and played for Scottish schools.[1] He studied at Napier University.

Club career[edit]

He established himself at centre for Edinburgh Reivers.[1] Mayer moved to Leeds from Bristol in 2001, he stayed for one season and scored six tries in the 12 games that he played. Mayer made his debut against Bath and scored his first try against Pontypridd. A strong runner and powerful defender he was hoping to establish himself and Leeds in the top flight and also regain his position in the Scottish international ranks. Mayer's first season ended unhappily with him sustaining a severe hamstring injury just as he was beginning to cement a starting spot in the team and running into some form and a few tries. He struggled with fitness and suffered with injuries leading him to give up professional rugby where upon he returned to Watsonians to see out the remainder of his playing years.[2]

International career[edit]

Mayer won 8 caps between 1998 and 2000.

After rugby[edit]

After his rugby career had ended early due to injury, he worked as an investment management consultant in Edinburgh.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RUGBY UNION: Uncapped Mayer wins call to Scottish squad". The Independent. 25 September 1998. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Mission accomplished, but Johno's a giant loss". Yorkshire Evening Post. Johnston Press. 20 January 2004. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 

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