• Name:
    Tea Ropati
    Nickname:
    The Beast, Elvis
    Date of Birth:
    07/08/64
    Place of Birth:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Height:
    183cm
    Weight:
    93 kg
    Nationality:
    • New Zealand
    • Samoa
    Current Status:
    Executive Manager at Koru Trust
    Warriors #:
    15
    Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details):
    10th March 1995 vs Brisbane Broncos
    Junior Club:
    Otahuhu Leopards
    Signed From:
    St Helens RLFC
    Position:
    • 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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