Mike Brewer (rugby union)

Mike Brewer (rugby union)

Mike Brewer
Full name Michael Robert Brewer
Date of birth (1964-11-06) 6 November 1964 (age 49)
Place of birth Pukekohe, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 16 st 3 lb (103 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker / Number Eight
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1986-1995 All Blacks 32 (4)

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]


External links

  • AllBlacks.com