Michael Paterson

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Michael Paterson
Michael Paterson - US Oyonnax vs. Sale Sharks, 5th December 2013.jpg
Date of birth (1985-05-09) 9 May 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Back row
Current team Northampton Saints
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-2009
2010-2013
2013-2015
2015 -
Canterbury
Cardiff Blues
Sale Sharks
Northampton Saints
39
44
40
36
((30)
(10)
(25)
(5))
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007-2009
2010
Crusaders
Hurricanes
22
13
((0)
(15))
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

Michael Paterson (born 9 May 1985) is a rugby union player for the Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership. Previously he played for the Cardiff Blues in the Pro12 league. He plays as a lock or blindside flanker. Paterson has represented the New Zealand under 21s but is yet to gain a cap for the All Blacks. Before moving to Cardiff, Paterson was considered by many to be a strong contender to join the New Zealand squad.[1][2]

Patterson joined Northampton Saints for the 2015/16 season where he has been a key player for the first team and made few appearances for the Wanderers, Captaining the side to a final Northampton[3]

International career[edit]

Having completed 3 years residency at the beginning of the 2012-13 Pro 12 season, Paterson became eligible to play for Wales.[4] Eligible to play for England, through an English Grandfather, Paterson was selected for the England squad to face the Barbarians in the summer of 2014.[5]

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