Mike Patton (rugby player)
|Full name||Michael Patrick Patton|
|19??–1985||Mangere East Hawks|
Patton originally played for the Mangere East Hawks in the Auckland Rugby League competition and won the Lipscombe Cup in 1985 as the ARL's sportsman of the year. Patton spent the 1986 season with the Manukau Magpies. An Auckland representative, Patton again won the Lipscombe Cup in 1987, although by this time he was playing for the Glenora Bears.
He was called up into the New Zealand in 1990 and played in six Test matches, coming off the bench in all of them.
In 1992 he won the Rothville Trophy as the ARL player of the year.
Patton went on to become a self-made millionaire.