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Dean Mumm (born 5 March 1984) is an Australian rugby union player currently playing for Australia.

Dean Mumm
Dean Mumm 2017.jpg
Birth nameDean Mumm
Date of birth (1984-03-05) 5 March 1984 (age 35)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight109 kg (240 lb; 17 st 2 lb)
SchoolThe King's School, Parramatta
Notable relative(s)Bill Mumm (grandfather)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2012–15
Sydney Fleet
Exeter Chiefs
7
70
(0)
(65)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004 Waratahs 12 (5)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–12, 2015–17 Waratahs 101 (55)
Correct as of 21 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–17 Australia
Barbarians
56 (25)

BackgroundEdit

Dean Mumm was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

CareerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Mumm attended The King's School, Sydney, along with fellow Waratahs Benn Robinson, Daniel Halangahu and Will Caldwell. He captained The King's School rugby XV team in 2001 and 2002, eventually going on to win the GPS title in the latter year. Mumm made appearances for the U16 Australian rugby team in addition to going on to captain the Australian Schoolboys team in 2002.[1] Mumm was selected for the Australian Universities and Australian Barbarians teams in 2004, and was a member of the Australian under 21 team that finished runners up in the 2005 IRB Under 21 World Championship.[2] Mumm graduated New South Wales Waratah Academy and went on to attend the University of Sydney where he played with their rugby team winning the Tooheys New Cup twice in the process.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Although primarily a second-rower, Mumm has been utilised as flanker, making use of his athleticism whilst adding height to the line-out. He debuted for the NSW Waratahs against Salta on their 2004 Argentine rugby tour. Mumm made his Super Rugby debut against the Lions in Johannesburg, in 2007, and completed his Super Rugby debut season with a try against the Hurricanes in Wellington, New Zealand. Mumm went on to play 12 out of 13 games in the 2007 season for the Waratahs, missing one through injury.[4][5] During his tenure with the Waratahs, Dean also played on multiple occasions for the Wallabies. It was announced on 23 April 2012 that Dean will be joining English Aviva Premiership team Exeter Chiefs.[6] On 8 August 2013, he was named as Exeter Chiefs' team captain for the 2013–14 season.[7]

International careerEdit

Mumm was selected for the first Australian team to be sent to the Pacific Nations Cup, the Australian A national rugby union team, in 2007. The Australia A team finished second to the Junior All Blacks who also won the cup in 2006.[8] On 15 May 2013 it was announced that Mumm had been added to the Barbarians squad to face England at Twickenham and the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong.[9]

On 27 September 2015, he captained the Wallabies to a 65–3 win over Uruguay during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

On 24 May 2017 Dean announced he will be retiring from all levels on Rugby Union at the completion of the 2017 season.

Personal lifeEdit

Mumm's brother, Greg, is a former Director of Rugby of the Sydney first grade team Sydney University and was former assistant coach of the Waratahs and also of the Fijian national rugby team that made it to the Rugby World Cup quarter finals in 2007.[2] Greg is currently the Managing Director of The Final Whistle, a company that assists athletes with their life after sport career options. His grandfather, Bill Mumm, was an All Black.[5] His cousin is Brumby, Julian Salvi. Dean is currently a member of The Wallabies, Australia's national team. He is also in the World Cup squad announced on 19 August 2015.

Mumm is an Australian Ambassador for Borne, a medical research charity looking into the causes of premature birth[10][11]. In April 2018, Mumm walked to the North Pole to raise awareness of premature birth and helped raise over £750,000 in support of Borne's research[12].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sydney University news article Archived 17 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 7 April 2008
  2. ^ a b Waratahs profile of Dean Mumm Archived 11 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 7 April 2008
  3. ^ Planet Rugby news article Archived 16 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 7 April 2008
  4. ^ Tiscali Sports news article Archived 12 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 7 April 2008
  5. ^ a b New South Wales rugby profile Archived 22 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine retrieved 6 April
  6. ^ "Exeter sign Australia international forward Dean Mumm". BBC Sport. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Exeter Chiefs name Dean Mumm as new captain". BBC Sport. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  8. ^ ABC sports news article[permanent dead link] retrieved 7 April 2008
  9. ^ Grace, Steve. "Chiefs ace Mumm to represent Barbarians". Thisisdevon.co.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2015.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Our Patrons and Ambassadors". Borne. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  11. ^ Borne (1 April 2019), Dean and Sarah Mumm's story, retrieved 22 May 2019
  12. ^ "Borne's Arctic Challenge 2018". Borne. Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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