Mitchell Dunshea

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Mitchell Dunshea will spend the 2016 season on the sidelines as he recovers from foot surgery, meaning it will be a less memorable year for him than 2015 was.  
Last year was a standout year for the young lock, making the New Zealand U20 squad to compete at the Junior World Cup in Italy, and finding himself in the starting line-up for the final after a teammate was ruled out with a head knock.  After walking away with the U20 world title, Dunshea laced up for his Lincoln University Club and helped them to their first Division 1 club rugby championship since 1981.  All of that stood him in good stead to be selected for the Canterbury provincial team for the first time in 2015.
Born in Hamilton, Dunshea's family moved south when he was young and he attended both school and university in Lincoln.  He can play at lock or loose forward.

Player Stats

Last Name

Dunshea

Height

1.96m

Weight

107kg

Born

18/11/1995

Club

Lincoln University

Provincial Caps

11

Provincial Debut

2015 v Otago

Place Of Birth

Hamilton

Position

Lock / Loose forward