Mike McCool is confirmed dead at the age of 68.
Mike was best known as a New Zealand rugby union player (Hawke's Bay).
Mike McCool
Birth nameMichael John McCool
Date of birth(1951-09-15)15 September 1951
Place of birthHastings, New Zealand
Date of death23 June 2020(2020-06-23) (aged 68)
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight108 kg (238 lb)
SchoolSt. Patrick's College, Silverstream
Rugby union career
Position(s)Lock
All Black No.795
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1972–78
1979–83
Hawke's Bay
Wairarapa Bush
77
50
()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1979New Zealand1(0)
Michael John McCool (15 September 1951 – 23 June 2020) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A lock, McCool attended Kereru School and then St. Patrick's College, Silverstream where he was a member of the 1st XV in 1968. He represented Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa Bush at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1979. He played two matches for the All Blacks, including one test match against Australia.
McCool died on 23 June 2020.
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