But for all his blasting and force, he failed to burst his way onto the radar of Irish coach Eddie O'Sullivan and the national set up. Until fate stepped in and his Munster pal Rob Henderson was forced out of Ireland's pre-World Cup tour of Australia, Tonga and Samoa. Soon after O'Sullivan came a-calling and the upset at his earlier omission quickly disintegrated.
Munster Player Profile:
Name: Mike Mullins
Star Sign: Scorpio.
Place of Birth: Auckland New Zealand
Where and when I first played rugby:. Dargaville as a five year old.
Other sport that I play now: Golf
Other Sports I ve Played: Cricket Basketball, Surfing
Best part of being a pro rugby player: Travel.
Worst part of being a pro rugby player: Travel, being away from wife and kids a lot..
Worst job I ever had: Picking up Hay.
Biggest influence on rugby career: My parents and my wife. Rugby player I admire most: No favourite.
Other sportsperson I admire most: Michael Jordan. Michael Campsell
Other than Munster the side I would like to have played for: Barbarians, Chicago Bulls.
Favourite soccer team: Everton.
What Career would you have chosen other than rugby? Pro Surfer or Golfer.
Career when rugby career is complete: Coaching Development Officer.
It s the end of the season and you ve been offered a choice of, All expenses paid week-long one-to-one warm weather clinic with Alan Gaffney.
All expenses paid week long one-to-one warm weather clinic with Jeannifer Lopez.
Your decision and why ?:
Neither because my wife wouldn t let me go.