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New Fiji Tighthead
Discussion started by Faithful_City , 31 October, 2019 17:37
New Fiji Tighthead
Faithful_City 31 October, 2019 17:37
Here's the Schonert medical cover

The Offy

Warriors have recruited Fiji international tighthead prop Ropate Rinakama on a short-term contract as a ‘medical joker’.

Rinakama, 31, won three caps between 2017 and 2018 and has played alongside Warriors hooker Matt Moulds and scrum-half Jono Kitto for Northland in New Zealand.

Rinakama has also played for Grenoble in France’s Top 14 as a medical joker in 2017/18 and for Singapore-based Asia Pacific Dragons in this year’s Global Rapid Rugby competition.

“We have been looking to bring in an experienced tighthead prop since Nick Schonert suffered a knee ligament injury last month,” said Warriors Director of Rugby Alan Solomons.

“Ropate has already played for Grenoble as a medical joker and, having played alongside Matt and Jono for Northland, it should help him to settle in quickly here.

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Re: New Fiji Tighthead
Faithful_City 31 October, 2019 17:45
A few stats

Full name     Ropate R. Rinakama
Born          January 17, 1988
Current age   31 years 287 days
Major teams   Grenoble, North Harbour, Northland, Fiji
Position      Prop
Height        6 ft 0 in
Weight        255 lb - 18st 3lbs

Test Career
Not started a full International but has been replacement in 3 matches


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Re: New Fiji Tighthead
Faithful_City 31 October, 2019 17:54

Re: New Fiji Tighthead
Faithful_City 31 October, 2019 18:03

He Likes to run!!


Re: New Fiji Tighthead
centrethere 31 October, 2019 19:56
Good news

Re: New Fiji Tighthead
Offa 01 November, 2019 11:51
Presumably Solly will have sat down with MM to discuss his scrummaging. Fingers crossed this works out well.

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