Michael Collins rugby player
Michael Collins rugby player

Michael Collins

3rd Jun 1993 1.86m/96kg Inside Centre

Collins has represented New Zealand at Schools levels and has experience captaining the Otago Boys' High School 1st XV.

His call up at Otago saw him decline offers from Melbourne Storm and ITM Cup Premiership side Waikato.

He had two seasons in Wales playing for the Scarlets and returned to play 29 games for the Blues between 2017-2019.

October 2016 saw him earn his first Super Rugby contract with Auckland-based Blues side for 2017, a deal that was later extended beyond the 2017 season.

During the 2017 Super Rugby season, Collins made 14 appearances scoring two tries having been used mainly as a utility player.

At the end of the season, Collins' contract at Auckland was extended for another season, after being rewarded with the Club Rookie of the Year award.

Known as an intelligent player, he can play in the midfield or at fullback and is looking forward to playing at home “I’m excited to make the move closer to home and represent the region I grew up in”.

In late 2019, he signed a deal with Highlanders ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season.

(LS October 23, 2020)


image Otago
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highlanders Highlanders
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2019 - present
nz New Zealand U20's
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scarlets Scarlets
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2015 - 2017
auckland-blues Blues
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2017 - 2019