Few players have earned such wide popularity and affection as Andrew Mehrtens.
The former All Black first-five, who sits second on the all-time pointscorer list, is one of the most influential players of the professional era, with his tactical nous the driving force behind many famous All Blacks, Crusaders and Canterbury victories.
A prodigious goal kicker, Mehrtens set numerous scoring records over the course of his 70-test career.
He was also a Crusaders’ cult hero, winning five Super Rugby titles with the franchise in 10 seasons.
Mehrtens finished up rugby career in Europe, where he helped three clubs - Harlequins, Toulon and Racing Metro, achieve promotion to their respective top flight competitions.
Always popular with fans and media alike, Mehrtens is now a respected commentator and rugby analyst for Sky.
Pro D2 Champion
RFU Championship Winner
Super Rugby Champions
(2005, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998)
Tri Nations Champion
(2002, 1999, 1997, 1996)
New Zealand Player of the Year
International Debut vs Canada