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Tangi Ropati

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Tangi Ropati

98 kg

1.81 m

Tangi Ropati

Rangi chase breaks tangi ropati s jaw

Tangi Ropati (born November 15, 1984) is a New Zealand born Samoan rugby league player who currently plays for the Marist Saints in the Fox Memorial. He usually plays at Centre or Full Back.


Playing career

Ropati played for the Marist Richmond Brothers in the 2004 Bartercard Cup.

Ropati was signed by the Sheffield Eagles in 2009 after they spotted him in the 2008 World Cup.

Ropati joined Widnes Vikings in the 2010 close season along with Chaz I'Anson, Steve Tyrer and Macgraff Leuluai as the Vikings prepared for Super League.

Ropati was released from Widnes and in 2012 joined Championship winners Featherstone Rovers.

Featherstone Rovers

Ropati became a crowd favourite amongst the Featherstone fans, mainly due to his bullocking runs down the right hand side. He further cemented this adoration by scoring the opening try for Rovers against arch rivals Castleford Tigers in the Challenge Cup 4th Round tie on Saturday, 14 April 2012.

Return to New Zealand

In 2013 he was contracted to the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup.

In 2014 he played for the Marist Saints in the Auckland Rugby League competition and the Akarana Falcons in the NZRL National Competition.

Representative career

Ropati played one game for Samoa in the 2008 World Cup.

In 2009 he was named as part of the Samoan side for the Pacific Cup.


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