Tea Ropati

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Tea Ropati
The Beast, Elvis
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Auckland, New Zealand
93 kg
New Zealand, Samoa
Current Status
Executive Manager at Koru Trust
Warriors #
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
10th March 1995 vs Brisbane Broncos
Junior Club
Otahuhu Leopards
Signed From
St Helens RLFC
Centre, Five Eighth
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Centre/five-eighth, a representative of NZ Universities that won a World Cup in 1986, toured Australia with the NZ squad that year but did not appear in a Test (5 minor tour games). After touring Australia with an Auckland representative team in 1987 Tea Ropati had a season with Newcastle during the club’s inaugural season in the NSWRL before commencing a long stint with English club St Helens (1989-93). He made his Test debut against Papua New Guinea in 1992 and appeared in all three Tests against Australia on the Kangaroos’ tour of NZ in 1993. Ropati was a foundation member of the Auckland Warriors in 1995.
  • 1988 - Played for Newcastle Knights, Australia
  • 1989 - Played for St Helens RLFC, England
  • 1992 - New Zealand Kiwis
  • 1994 - Western Samoa
  • 1995 - Played for Auckland Warriors, New Zealand

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