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Tim Mikkelson (born 13 August 1986 in Matamata) is a New Zealand rugby union player. He plays in the wing (and occasionally a forward in sevens) position for the provincial based ITM Cup side Waikato.[1] He has also represented New Zealand in sevens rugby since 2008.

Tim Mikkelson
Tim Mikkelson 2016.jpg
Mikkelson in 2016
Date of birth (1986-08-13) 13 August 1986 (age 32)
Place of birthMatamata, New Zealand
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight103 kg (227 lb)
SchoolMatamata College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008–13 Waikato 75 (100)
Correct as of 7 March 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008-10 Chiefs 4 (0)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2011- New Zealand Sevens 59 (850)

Mikkelson plays for the New Zealand national rugby sevens team. Mikkelson was awarded the IRB Sevens Player of the Year for the 2012–13 season, edging the other finalists Dan Norton of England and Joji Raqamate of Fiji.[2] Mikkelson was then named player of the tournament for the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup.[3] Mikkelson has scored over 150 career tries for New Zealand in the World Rugby Sevens Series, putting him among the top 20 all-time try scorers in that competition.[4]

Mikkelson has also played club rugby for the Chiefs and for Waikato.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tim Mikkelson Waikato Player Profile". 6 September 2013.
  2. ^ IRB.com, Tim Mikkelson named IRB Sevens Player of Year, 30 June 2013, http://www.irb.com/history/awards/newsid=2068362.html
  3. ^ Stuff.co.nz, Mooloos set to lose Tim Mikkelson to sevens, 15 August 2013, http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/9043258/Mooloos-set-to-lose-Tim-Mikkelson-to-sevens
  4. ^ IRBSevens.com, All Time Player Tries, http://www.irbsevens.com/statistics/allinttriesdetails.html

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