Mark Sorenson (rugby union)

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Mark Sorenson
Full name Mark Sorenson
Nickname Soz
Date of birth (1979-04-05) 5 April 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
Bay of Plenty
Newcastle Falcons
Northampton Saints
Bristol Rugby



Mark Sorenson (born 5 April 1979) is a New Zealand rugby union player for Bristol Rugby in the Aviva Premiership, with his position of choice being as a lock.

Sorenson joined Northampton from Newcastle Falcons in the summer of 2010, having previously joined the Falcons in the autumn of 2006 from New Zealand province Bay of Plenty, where he had been voted the team’s best forward in the Air New Zealand Cup. He was a consistent performer at Kingston Park and won both the Supporters Club player of the season and the players' player of the season award in 2007/8.

On 14 February 2013, Sorensen left Northampton Saints to join Bristol Rugby in the RFU Championship for the 2013/14 season.[1] In February 2016, he renewed his contract with Bristol for one more season.[2] He is set to retire at the end of 2017.[3]


  1. ^ "Bristol sign lock Mark Sorensen from Northampton Saints". BBC Sport. 14 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Six Players Agree Contract Extensions". Bristol Rugby. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Mark Sorenson: Bristol lock to retire at end of 2016-17 season". BBC Sport. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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