Michael Killian

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Michael Killian
Full name Michael Killian
Date of birth (1983-11-22) 22 November 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Uitenhage, South Africa
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
University Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Winger
Youth Career
2002–2003 Mighty Elephants
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2007, 2012–2014 Mighty Elephants /
Eastern Province Kings
84 (140)
2008–2011 Golden Lions 58 (128)
2009–2012 Lions 37 (50)
2013–2014 Kings 4 (0)
2004–2014 Total 183 (318)
Correct as of 26 March 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005, 2007 South Africa Students 2 (0)
Correct as of 10 April 2013

Michael Killian (born 22 November 1983) is a former South African rugby union player. He played mostly as a winger and represented the Eastern Province Kings and Golden Lions in domestic South African rugby and the Kings and Lions in Super Rugby.


He started his career at the Kings (previously known as the Mighty Elephants) and made 58 appearances for them over 7 seasons. In 2008, he moved to the Golden Lions, where he also became a regular for the Lions Super Rugby franchise.

On 5 June 2012, he announced that he would rejoin the Eastern Province Kings (formerly the Mighty Elephants) for the 2012 Currie Cup First Division. He was also named in the Kings squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season.

He announced his retirement from rugby in April 2014 to pursue a career in the corporate sector.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Michael Killian retires from professional rugby". Eastern Province Rugby. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.