Andrew Mehrtens

Birth Name: Andrew Philip Mehrtens

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa

Date of Birth: 28 April, 1973

Ethnicity: German (paternal grandfather), Scottish, English, Northern Irish, Irish

Andrew Mehrtens is a New Zealand rugby union player. He has scored a then-record 967 points in 70 Test Matches for the All Blacks. He is a pundit at Stan Sport Australia.

Andrew was born in Durban, South Africa, to New Zealander parents. He was raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. His father taught Te Reo Māori at a Tuahiwi school.

The surname Mehrtens is German.

Andrew’s paternal grandfather was George Mehrtens (George Martin Mehrtens, the son of Diedrich Mehrtens and Caroline Auguste Ernestine Wilke). George was born in Rangiora, New Zealand, and was a rugby union player. His parents were German. Diedrich was born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, the son of Juergen Mehrtens and Sophia Gertrud Ficken. Caroline was born in Lunow, the daughter of Fredrich Wilhelm Wilke and Caroline Wilhelmine Ernestine Gerner.

Andrew’s paternal grandmother was Evelyn Elizabeth Sterling Leslie (the daughter of Archibald Leslie and Rose Josephine Breeze McBlain). Evelyn was born in New Zealand. Archibald likely had Scottish ancestry. Rose was the daughter of Joseph Jerome Breeze, who was born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, to an English father and an Irish mother; and of Elizabeth Jane Jessie McBlain, who was also born in Launceston, to a father from County Down, Northern Ireland.


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