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Ex-All Black Rugby Coach Stabbed by Intruders

By Nicholas Trainor
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Created: October 10, 2010 Last Updated: October 15, 2010
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John Mitchell head Coach during the Super 14 match between the Sharks and Western Force held at Absa Stadium on May 14, in Durban, South Africa.  ( Steve Haag/Getty Images )

John Mitchell head Coach during the Super 14 match between the Sharks and Western Force held at Absa Stadium on May 14, in Durban, South Africa. ( Steve Haag/Getty Images )

Former All Black and Western Force New Zealand rugby coach, John Mitchell, has been stabbed by intruders in his South African apartment during a robbery.

After mistaking the intruders for his flatmate, Mitchell was stabbed twice, once in his upper arm and once in his thigh, while in his Johannesburg apartment.

The intruders tied Mitchell up and his apartment was ransacked, with his laptop and mobile phone amongst the items stolen.

Mitchell was then taken to hospital, but has now been released after having his wounds stitched and is expected back at work immediately, according to stuff.co.nz.

Mitchell is in South Africa after accepting a contract to coach Super 15 side, the Lions, for the 2011 season.




   

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