Tangi Ropati

Tangi Ropati

Tangi Ropati
Ropati playing for Samoa
Personal information
Nickname The Night Train
Born (1984-11-15) 15 November 1984 (age 29)
New Zealand
Height 1.81
Weight 98kg
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–2010 Sheffield Eagles Widnes Vikings 3 0 0 0 0
2011 Widnes Vikings 2 2 0 0 8
2012 Featherstone Rovers 1 1 0 0 4
Total 6 3 0 0 12
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2006–2008 Samoa 7 0 0 0 0
As of 16 September 2009
Source: [1]

Tangi Ropati (born (1984-11-15) 15 November 1984 (age 29) in ) is a New Zealand born Samoan rugby league player who currently plays for the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup. 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.[2]

Return to New Zealand

In 2013 he is contracted to the Auckland Vulcans in the NSW Cup.[3]

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.[4]


External links

  • Profile at featherstonerovers.net