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Mitchell Brown (rugby union)

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Nickname  Bee Keeper
Current club  Taranaki

Weight  110 kg (17 st 5 lb)
Height  1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Name  Mitchell Brown
Mitchell Brown (rugby union) Mitchell Brown Photos Photos ITM Cup Rd 7 Canterbury v Taranaki
Born  15 August 1993 (age 22) New Plymouth, New Zealand (1993-08-15)
School(s) attended  New Plymouth Boys' High School

Playing position  Lock / Loose Forward

Mitchell Brown (born 15 August 1993) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a lock or loose forward for Taranaki in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup and the Chiefs in the international Super Rugby competition.


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Early career

Born and raised in New Plymouth on New Zealand's North Island, he attended New Plymouth Boys' High School in his hometown where he played first XV rugby. After leaving school, he started playing for Ingelwood in Taranaki's club rugby competition.

Senior career

Brown debuted for his home province, Taranaki in a Ranfurly Shield defense against King Country in 2012 while aged just 18 years old, but had to wait until the following year before making his national provincial championship bow.

2014 saw him play 4 times, all from the replacements bench as Taranaki lifted the ITM Cup Premiership title with a 36-32 win over Tasman in the final. In 2015 he began to establish himself as a regular starter, playing 9 times, mainly as a lock as the Bulls were knocked out at the semi-final stage. They again reached the tournament's last 4 in 2016, with Brown playing in all 11 of their games during the campaign.

Super Rugby

An injury crisis among the Chiefs loose forwards during the 2016 Super Rugby season saw Brown called up as an injury replacement. He made 2 substitute appearances and also started the Chiefs one off midweek match against Wales. He was subsequently named in the franchise's full squad for the 2017 season.


Brown turned out for New Zealand Under-17 in 2010 and was a New Zealand Schools representative in 2011.

Career Honours


  • Mitre 10 Cup Premiership - 2014
  • Super Rugby Statistics

    As of 17 December 2016


    Mitchell Brown (rugby union) Wikipedia

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