Mike Brewer (rugby union)

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Mike Brewer
Full name Michael Robert Brewer
Date of birth (1964-11-06) 6 November 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Pukekohe, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 16 st 3 lb (103 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker / Number Eight
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986-1995 All Blacks 32 (4)
Teams coached
Years Team
2008-09
2010
Scotland
Sale Sharks

Michael Robert Brewer (born 6 November 1964 in Pukekohe) is a former New Zealand rugby union footballer. He played rugby union as flanker or number eight and represented the All Blacks on 32 occasions scoring 1 try and winning 22 and drawing 1 of those games. He played provincial rugby for Otago and Canterbury in New Zealand's south Island.

Since his retirement from playing Brewer has become a coach and has coached in Italy and then in Ireland. In August 2008 he signed a contract with the Scottish National Rugby Union team as their forwards coach working, alongside Frank Hadden the head coach.[1] He quit in May 2009, after missing out on the head coach position when Hadden was dropped.[2][3] Brewer was technical director for the Flying Fijians National Team ahead of their 2009 European Tour.[4] He became head coach of Guinness Premiership side Sale Sharks in April 2010, taking over from Jason Robinson.[5] Brewer instigated a number of changes including signing more than ten new players and releasing a similar number.[6] In December, he was sacked as Sale had won just three of their first nine matches of the 2010/11 season.[5] However, he had originally agreed a 3-year club plan which was still in its infancy.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby: Brewer named Scotland forwards coach". Otago Daily Times. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rugby: Brewer quits after missing out on top job in Scotland". Otago Daily Times. 15 May 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rugby: Brewer quits Scottish post". The New Zealand Herald. 16 May 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Brewer defends Flying Fijians selection". Fiji Times. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Sale Sharks sack head coach Mike Brewer". BBC Sport. 23 December 2010. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sharks target top-six finish". Scrum.com. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Sky Sports (14 January 2011). "Backing for Brewer". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

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