Rangi grew up in Huntly and played for the Taniwharau Rugby League Club that would also produce Warriors like Lance Hohaia and Wairangi Koopu. In 2001 he played for the Waikato Under-17s and also made the National U-17 team. He made the Junior Kiwis in 2002. Herewini would play only one...
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