Mike Coman

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Mike Coman
Full name Michael Coman
Date of birth (1987-09-28) 28 September 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Nelson, New Zealand
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 108 kg (238 lb)
School Waimea College[1]
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Loose forward
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013–2016
2016–
Edinburgh
London Irish
32 (5)
correct as of 27 June 2015.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009
2010–2013
Canterbury
Hawke's Bay
2
38
(0)
(5)
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012 Hurricanes 1 (0)
correct as of 23 December 2014.

Mike Coman (born 28 September 1987) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who plays as loose forward for Edinburgh Rugby in the Guinness Pro12. He has been involved in the Hurricanes Wider Training Group in both the 2012 and 2013 Super Rugby seasons.[2]

Having previously played in his homeland for Hawke's Bay Magpies in the ITM Cup,[3] Coman moved to Scotland upon signing for Edinburgh Rugby in September 2013,[4] and made his debut with a brief appearance from the replacements' bench during the home Boxing Day defeat to Glasgow Warriors.

With Edinburgh's captain Greig Laidlaw on international duty during the 2014 Six Nations Championship, Coman captained the side during their ongoing RaboDirect Pro12 campaign, with his first victory as skipper coming in the win over Ospreys on 28 February.[5] Laidlaw left the side in summer 2014, and Coman was named as skipper on a permanent basis ahead of the 2014–15 season.[6]

Coman's first points for the club came courtesy of a try during December 2014's 48–0 demolition of Guinness Pro12 opponents Benetton Rugby Treviso.[7]

After big improvements to Edinburgh's form in 2014–15, during which he led the team to the final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup, Coman signed a contract extension which will see him remain in the Scottish capital until at least the end of the 2015–16 season.[8]

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