1999 - Otago Highlanders Squad
Romi Ropati

Born - 20 . 6 . 76 at Auckland
Physical - 1.82 m ; 92 kg
Position - Wing / Centre
School - Auckland Grammar
NPC Team - Otago
First Class Career - 45 games, 26 tries
Super 12 Career - 10 games, 3 tries


While he did not play Super 12 rugby in 1998, he was to score 12 tries in 13 match later for Otago. He has twice scored tries in an N.P.C final for the victors - Auckland in 1996 and Otago in 1998. Three brothers have represented New Zealand at rugby league.

Nick Name -  Romeo
My earliest rugby memory is of - Playing in bare feet
The position I played at secondary school was - Centre and Fullback
My favourite rugby star back then (if obscure,qualify) - Eroni Clarke
The player I respect the most is - Eroni Clarke
If there's one side I like to beat it is (Why?) - Auckland - my old team
The best thing about rugby is - Enjoying it/socialising
The worst thing about rugby is - Getting injuries
My best moment in rugby was - Being selected for a NZ side
My most embarrassing moment was - Not putting any gel in my hair

• Food - Mums chop suey and taro
• Book/Magazine - Womens Weekly
• T.V Programme - Melrose Place
• Movie - Officer and Gentleman
• Actor/Actress - Mat Carrington
• Country to visit - Wales/Ireland
• Ground - Eden Park

I hate it when - Ace Tiatia doesn't brush his teeth
I'd hate to be without - Any gel for my hairbrush
The best advice my mother gave me was - Behave myself
The Sportsperson I most admired is - Mal Menninga
For relaxation I like to - Watch videos
If I wasn't a rugby player I'd like to be - Movie star
My other major interest is - Rugby League
My ambition in life is - To live till I'm 90
I was stranded on a desert island I'd like to meet - Cindy Crawford
Other Interests: (e.g. Music etc., Can you play a musical instrument) - Playing the Piano, Dancing


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