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Mike Pyke

Mike Pyke

Michael Anthony Patrick "Mike" Pyke (born March 24, 1984, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian dual-code football player, currently a professional Australian rules footballer with the Sydney Swans.

Pyke is the first Canadian national and the first former rugby union professional to play in an Australian Football League premiership team, having played in the Swans 2012 premiership winning side. Prior to his Australian rules football career, Pyke was a professional rugby union player having played for French Top 14 squad US Montauban and representing the Canadian national side.

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I think for this game to grow internationally it's really important that we, we take the games live. Maybe we can look at a round one fixture of blitz and some of the major cities around the world, Tokyo, Vancouver and LA.


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