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.
(2005, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998)
(2002, 1999, 1997, 1996)