Michael joined Haileybury after a distinguished professional rugby career. As an international player, he played for Wales from 2002 to 2007, captaining the team to its first Grand Slam in 27 years during the 2005 Six Nations. Michael also captained the British & Irish Lions for their 2005 New Zealand tour in the test against Argentina, and played for Pontypridd, Dragons and Saracens.
We were delighted when Michael decided to join Haileybury after retraining as a teacher. Rugby was already strong here, but his role has given it added and renewed focus. Michael’s leadership has undoubtedly played a considerable part in Haileybury Rugby’s significant achievements and victories, including County Champions four years in a row.
When asked what his proudest moments of the last ten years were, Michael responded: “Whenever a first-team has achieved more than they thought was possible in a game or season. The boys are able to lift themselves to a level they didn’t think was possible at times.”
On behalf of the pupils and staff, thank you, Michael, for your continued passion and commitment; we look forward to seeing what the next ten years bring!