Hawke's Bay No. 8 Mike Coman captained the Magpies to promotion to the top seven in the 2011 ITM Cup. The no-nonsense Coman also captained the Hurricanes to a win in 2012 - leading the team to victory against the Reds in their non-competition match in June against the Reds on the Sunshine Coast.
A former New Zealand U19 representative, Coman played his initial provincial rugby for Canterbury before shifting to Hawke's Bay. He was a Hurricanes Wider Training Squad member in 2012 and was selected to play one Super Rugby competition match off the bench against the Crusaders in Wellington.
In September 2013 Coman joined Scottish club Edinburgh on a two-year deal.