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Malili Muliaina

Mils Muliaina (first name Malili) is alongside Richie McCaw the most capped All Black of all time, and the most capped back with 94 tests.

In 2011 he joined the exclusive Super Rugby centurion club, and another solid season with the Chiefs led to his inclusion in the All Blacks squad for Fiji and the Investec Tri Nations.

Mils combines dependability and strong positional play at the back with pace and a dangerous counter attacking ability, and also has the ability to cover wing and centre at the highest level.

Muliaina transferred to Waikato and the Chiefs for the 2006 season, adding to the Chiefs’ already-potent backline for the Rebel Sport Super 14 season, in which he scored four tries, tied for second on the team.

He was one of only two players (with Richie McCaw) to play in 12 Tests in 2006, Muliaina started six at centre and five in his more familiar position of fullback; in 2005, he started one Test match on the wing. Which ever jersey he wears, Muliaina combines sound positional play and secure defence with pace and a dangerous counterattacking ability.

The former Southlander first sprang to prominence at national level when he shifted north to Auckland to board at Kelston Boys’ High School (All Blacks coach Graham Henry’s old school as principal) and promptly made it into the NZ Schools team.

Position:
Fullback
Born:
31/07/1980
Physical:
1.84m, 92kg
Test Debut:
14/06/2003 v England at Wellington
Test Points Breakdown:
34t
Test Points:
170
All Blacks Caps:
100
Provincial Team:
Waikato
Provincial Debut:
1999 v North Harbour (Auckland)
Provincial Caps:
46
Provincial Points:
70 (14t)
Super Rugby Team:
Chiefs
Super Rugby Debut:
2001 v Highlanders
Super Rugby Caps:
104

Career Comments

  • • Started at centre for champions Auckland in the 2005 Air New Zealand NPC Division One semifinal and final. Played in No 13 twice for the Chiefs in 2006.
    • His 34 consecutive Test matches from debut through to the 2005 Test against Ireland in Dublin is the 12th-longest streak in All Blacks history.
    • Just one of two players to have scored four tries in a Test match and four tries in a Rebel Sport Super 12 match.
    • Was equal-top try-scorer at the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
    • Won a Commonwealth Games gold medal with the New Zealand Sevens team in Manchester in 2002, IRB Under 21 World Championships in both 2000 and 2001 and the IRB Under 19 World Championship in 1999.

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

(+) = substitute; (-) = replaced

2003
Jun 14 v England at Wellington 13-15 (+)
Jun 21 v Wales at Hamilton 55-3
Jun 28 v France at Christchurch 31-23
Jul 19 v South Africa at Pretoria 52-16
Jul 26 v Australia at Sydney 50-21
Aug 9 v South Africa at Dunedin 19-11
Aug 16 v Australia at Auckland 21-17 (-)
Oct 11 v Italy at Melbourne 70-7
Oct 17 v Canada at Melbourne 68-6
Oct 24 v Tonga at Brisbane 91-7 (-)
Nov 2 v Wales at Sydney 53-37
Nov 8 v South Africa at Melbourne 29-9
Nov 15 v Australia at Sydney 10-22
Nov 20 v France at Sydney 40-13

2004
Jun 12 v England at Dunedin 36-3
Jun 19 v England at Auckland 36-12
Jun 26 v Argentina at Hamilton 41-7
Jul 10 v Pacific Islanders at Albany 41-26 (-)
Jul 17 v Australia at Wellington 16-7
Jul 24 v South Africa at Christchurch 23-21
Aug 7 v Australia at Sydney 18-23
Aug 14 v South Africa at Johannesburg 26-40
Nov 13 v Italy at Rome 59-10
Nov 20 v Wales at Cardiff 26-25
Nov 27 v France at Paris 45-6

2005
Jun 10 v Fiji at Albany 91-0
Jun 25 v British & Irish Lions at Christchurch 21-3 (+)
Jul 2 v British & Irish Lions at Wellington 48-18
Jul 9 v British & Irish Lions at Auckland 38-19
Aug 7 v South Africa at Cape Town 16-22
Aug 13 v Australia at Sydney 30-13
Aug 27 v South Africa at Dunedin 31-27
Sep 3 v Australia at Auckland 34-24
Nov 5 v Wales at Cardiff 41-3 (-)
Nov 19 v England at London 23-19

2006
Jun 10 v Ireland at Hamilton 34-23
Jun 17 v Ireland at Auckland 27-17
Jul 8 v Australia at Christchurch 32-12
Jul 22 v South Africa at Wellington 35-17
Jul 29 v Australia at Brisbane 13-9
Aug 19 v Australia at Auckland 34-27
Aug 26 v South Africa at Pretoria 45-26
Sep 2 v South Africa at Rustenberg 20-21
Nov 6 v England at London 41-20
Nov 12 v France at Lyon 47-3 (+)
Nov 19 v France at Paris 23-11
Nov 26 v Wales at Cardiff 45-10

2007
16 Jun v Canada at Hamilton 64-13 (-)
23 June v South Africa at Durban 26-21 (-)
30 June v Australia at Melbourne 15-20
14 June v South Africa at Christchurch 33-6
21 June v Australia at Auckland 26-12
8 Sept v Italy (RWC) at Marseille 76-14 (-)
15 Sept v Portugal (RWC) at Lyon 108-13 (-)
7 Sept v France (RWC) at Cardiff 18-20

2008
7 June v Ireland at Wellington 21-11
14 June v England at Auckland 37-20 (-)
5 July v South Africa at Wellington 19-8
12 July v South Africa at Dunedin 28-30
26 July v Australia at Sydney 19-34
2 Aug v Australia at Auckland 39-10
17 Aug v South Africa at Capetown 19-0
3 Sept v Samoa at New Plymouth 101-14 (-)
13 Sept v Australia at Brisbane 28-24
16 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 22-3
19 Nov v Munster at Limerick 18-16 (+)
23 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 29-9
30 Nov v England at London 32-6

2009
13 June v France at Dunedin 22-27
20 June v France at Wellington 14-10
27 June v Italy at Christchurch 27-6
18 July v Australia at Auckland 22-16
26 July v South Africa at Bloemfontain 19-28
2 Aug v South Africa at Durban 19-31
22 Aug v Australia at Sydney 19-18
12 Sept v South Africa at Hamilton 29-32
19 Sept v Australia at Wellington 33-6
31 Oct v Australia at Tokyo 32-19
8 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 19-12
15 Nov v Italy at Milan 20-6 (+)
22 Nov v England at London 19-6
29 Nov v France at Marseilles 39-12

2010
26 Jun v Wales at Hamilton 29-10
10 July v South Africa at Auckland 32-12
17 July v South Africa at Wellington 31-17
31 July v Australia at Melbourne 49-28
7 Aug v Australia at Christchurch 20-10
22 Aug v South Africa at Johannesburg 29-22
11 Sept v Australia at Sydney 23-22
30 Oct v Australia at Hong Kong 24-26
07 Nov v England at London 26-16
14 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 49-3
21 Nov vs Ireland at Dublin 38-18
28 Nov vs Wales at Cardiff 37-25

2011
22 July v Fiji at Dunedin 60-14
29 July v South Africa at Wellington 40-7
6 Aug v Australia at Auckland 30-14
27 Aug v Australia at Brisbane 20-25
2 Oct v Canada (RWC) at Wellington 79-15 (-)
10 Oct v Argentina (RWC) at Auckland 33-10 (-)