Mike Hall (rugby union)

Mike Hall (born 13 October 1965, in Bridgend), is a former Welsh rugby union international, now property developer and part-time rugby pundit.

Mike Hall
Birth nameMichael Robert Hall
Date of birth (1965-10-13) 13 October 1965 (age 54)
Place of birthBridgend, Wales
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
SchoolBrynteg Comprehensive
UniversityUniversity of Cambridge
Occupation(s)Property development
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Cambridge University R.U.F.C.
Cardiff RFC
Bridgend RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988-1995 Wales 42 (33)

Just before graduating from University of Cambridge, Hall commenced his international career on 28 May 1988 against New Zealand in Christchurch aged 22. He made his final appearance on 4 June 1995 in the 24-23 loss against Ireland in Johannesburg in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, where he was captain of the side. In 1989 Hall toured Australia with the British Lions and appeared at centre in the first Test.

On graduation, Hall had joined Cardiff based commercial property surveyors Cooke & Arkwright, and qualified as a surveyor in 1991. He left to start his own company Steepholm Property Advisors in 1994. In 2003, he became a director of PMG Developments plc, and in 2006 became involved in the development of a new stadium for Cardiff City F.C..[1]

Hall had a position with the BBC as a rugby pundit on both the Welsh focused Scrum V, as well at international rugby events, but quit due to business commitments at the end of the 2004/5 season.[2]

In October 2007 Hall left his position on the Cardiff City board after receiving legal advice which informed him that should the club lose its upcoming courtcase he would be put in an awkward position due to his position at PMG Management, another of the club's major creditiors.[3]

On 3 June 2011, Hall re-joined the Cardiff City board after PMG had reached an agreement to turn some of the debt owed by Cardiff City into shares. He would also work with the new Malaysian investors to investigate Sam Hammam's business dealings as the Cardiff City manager.[4]


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