Michael Jones (MA, BTP)

Michael has had an outstanding rugby career with accolades too numerous to mention. His amazing playing skills were a contributing factor to a golden era for both Auckland and the All-Blacks

Michael has long stood out as having a balanced life of success both on and off the rugby field.

  • He has a Bachelor of Town Planning and Master of Arts degrees;
  • has been a tutor for Massey University and Marketing Development Manager for Air New Zealand;
  • is currently Director for the Office of Pacific Advancement at AUT;
  • has a strong faith, and is devoted to his family.

Because of his commitment to the Islands and love for the game, he has accepted an invitation to coach the Manu Samoa rugby team.

Michael has been described as one of the greatest rugby players of all time. It is not just remarkable that he has that description, it is most remarkable because it was given to him for the way he played after a surgeon said he would never play again.