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Michael
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Michael Jones is one of the greatest players to ever wear a New Zealand shirt. Discover his career with RugbyPass, your resident rugby gurus.

Michael Jones Bio

Michael Jones is one of the finest All Blacks of all time. He has been named by Rugby World Magazine as the third best All Black of the 20th century and he was also once described as “almost the perfect rugby player”. Michael Jones was inducted into the RugbyPass Hall of Fame in 2021.

Born 8 April 1965, Michael Jones was discovered by scouts at an early age. When he was 10, he was already tackling and competing with 15 to 18 year-olds. Throughout his junior career, he often played 2-3 age groups ahead of his usual age group due to his stature and build.

As a result, Michael Jones made his first appearance for Auckland in 1985. He stayed with the club for the entirety of his domestic career and also represented the Blues in Super Rugby between 1996 and 1999.

As a member of these Auckland-based teams, Michael Jones was part of sides that dominated New Zealand rugby in the 1980s and 90s. Between 1985 and 1999, Auckland won nine NPC titles, five Super 6 championships and defended the Ranfurly Shield a record 61 consecutive times (between 1985 and 1993). In addition, the Blues won the first two Super 12 competitions in 1996 and 1997. On top of this, in 1997, he succeeded Zinzan Brooke as captain of Auckland and the Blues.

Due to his impressive performances for the Auckland sides, Michael Jones also made 55 appearances for New Zealand during his career (as well as one appearance for Samoa). In truth, he should have played more often for the All Blacks. However, due to his religious beliefs, he refused to play on Sundays. He also suffered from several big injuries, including two serious knee injuries and a broken jaw. Thankfully, he played in the final of the inaugural edition of the Rugby World Cup, when New Zealand were victors.

Since retiring from rugby in 1999, Michael Jones has enjoyed a stint as the coach of Samoa. In 2003, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. In 2017, he was appointed Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to the Pacific community and youth.

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Sat May 4, 2024
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Tsirio Stadium
Cyprus Cyprus
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Malta Malta
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Lystlunden Stadion
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Dinamo Stadium
Moldova Moldova
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Lystlunden Stadion
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Fri Jun 21, 2024
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Japan National Stadium
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England England
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Twickenham
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Fri Jul 5, 2024
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SeatGeek Stadium
USA USA
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Chile Chile
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Sat Jul 6, 2024
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Forsyth Barr Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
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England England
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Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
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Wales Wales
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Loftus Versfeld
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Estadio Malvinas Argentinas
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France France
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TD Place
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Tue Jul 9, 2024
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Estadio Charrua
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Fri Jul 12, 2024
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TD Place
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Audi Field
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Yurtec Stadium
Japan Japan
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Georgia Georgia
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Sat Jul 13, 2024
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Eden Park
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England England
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AAMI Park
Australia Australia
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Hollywoodbets Kings Park
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Ireland Ireland
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Estadio José Amalfitani
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Fri Jul 19, 2024
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Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos
Chile Chile
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Brazil Brazil
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Estadio Héroes de Curupayty
Paraguay Paraguay
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Snapdragon Stadium
New Zealand New Zealand
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Sat Jul 20, 2024
1:45am EDT
Allianz Stadium
Australia Australia
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Georgia Georgia
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Toyota Stadium
South Africa South Africa
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Portugal Portugal
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Estadio Domingo Burgueno
Uruguay Uruguay
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Sapporo Dome
Japan Japan
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Fri Jul 26, 2024
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Estadio Charrua
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Fri Oct 25, 2024
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International Stadium Yokohama
Japan Japan
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Sat Nov 2, 2024
11:10am EDT
Twickenham
England England
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Scottish Gas Murrayfield
Scotland Scotland
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Fiji Fiji
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Fri Nov 8, 2024
3:10pm EST
Aviva Stadium
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Sat Nov 9, 2024
10:10am EST
Twickenham
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Australia Australia
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Stade de France
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Japan Japan
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Sun Nov 10, 2024
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Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
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Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
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Sun Nov 17, 2024
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Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
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Fri Nov 22, 2024
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Stade de France
France France
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Aviva Stadium
Ireland Ireland
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Principality Stadium
Wales Wales
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Sun Nov 24, 2024
8:40am EST
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Australia Australia
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Twickenham
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10:10am EST
Aviva Stadium
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Australia Australia
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Zemgales Olimpiskā Centra Stadionā
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Kamberovica Polje
Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Hungary Hungary
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National Sports Academy Vasil Levski
Bulgaria Bulgaria
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Serbia Serbia
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Stade de Luxembourg
Luxembourg Luxembourg
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12:00pm
Slovenia Slovenia
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Sat Apr 13, 2024
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Rugby Stadion OVAL
Slovenia Slovenia
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Austria Austria
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Ragbi Klub Borac
Serbia Serbia
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Turkey Turkey
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RK Speed
Denmark Denmark
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Norway Norway
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Sportanlage Utogrund
Switzerland Switzerland
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Ukraine Ukraine
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Fri Apr 12, 2024
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Andorra Andorra
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8:00pm
Finland Finland
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Sat Apr 6, 2024
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Östervångsstadion
Sweden Sweden
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Ukraine Ukraine
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Sportanlage Stadlau
Austria Austria
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8:00am
Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina
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Budapest Rugby Center
Hungary Hungary
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9:00am
Luxembourg Luxembourg
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Sat Mar 23, 2024
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Rugby Club Havirov
Ukraine Ukraine
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8:00am
Czech Republic Czech Republic
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Rugby Academy-Siauliai
Lithuania Lithuania
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Sweden Sweden
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Stade Municipal
Switzerland Switzerland
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10:30am
Croatia Croatia
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10
Sat Mar 16, 2024
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Stadion Stjepan Spajic
Croatia Croatia
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Lithuania Lithuania
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22
Sat Mar 9, 2024
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Marketa Stadium
Czech Republic Czech Republic
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Switzerland Switzerland
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41
Sat Feb 3, 2024
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Stade Claude Luboz
Algeria Algeria
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9:00am
Senegal Senegal
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