Ross Filipo

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Ross Filipo
Full name Ross Ami Filipo
Date of birth (1979-04-14) 14 April 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 118 kg (18 st 8 lb)
School Hutt Valley High School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock / Flank / Number 8
New Zealand No. 1070
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009–11
2011–12
Bayonne
Wasps
43
17
(20)
(15)
correct as of 5 May 2012.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001
2003–08
2012–
Marlborough
Wellington
Wellington
7
37
17
(0)
(35)
(45)
correct as of 13 October 2014.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–09
2013–
Crusaders
Chiefs
45
5
(40)
(0)
correct as of 1 June 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–08
2007
2007–08
Māori
Junior All Blacks
New Zealand
5
3
4
(0)
(10)
(0)
correct as of 8 November 2008.

Ross Ami Filipo (born 14 April 1979) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer who currently plays for the Chiefs in the Super XV.[1]

Career[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Filipo first played provincial rugby for Marlborough in 2001. He then played for Wellingon B in 2002, and made his debut for Wellington in 2003. Although he had played for the Hurricanes development squad in 2003, he was not selected for the Hurricanes in 2004 and instead was drafted into the Crusaders for the 2004 Super 12. He has since stayed with the Crusaders for the Super 12 and Super 14 whilst playing for Wellington in the Air New Zealand Cup (formerly the National Provincial Championship).

Filipo played for the New Zealand Māori in 2005 when they defeated the British and Irish Lions for the first time – he cites this as a career highlight. After the 2007 Super 14 season where Filipo scored six tries he was selected for the Junior All Blacks. After injuries to All Black locks Ali Williams and Keith Robinson, Filipo was called into the All Blacks squad.

Filipo was also selected for the All Blacks end of season Grand Slam tour at the end of 2008; he played against Scotland and Munster during this tour. He was also one of the regular guests on the Rugby Roundtable, which is a rugby union podcast based out of New Zealand.

Europe[edit]

In April 2009 it was announced that Filipo would be signing for Bayonne in the French Top 14 competition; he left for Bayonne at the conclusion of the 2009 Super 14 season.

On 11 April 2011 it was announced that Filipo would be signing for Wasps in the English Aviva Premiership

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Rugby Profile: Chiefs – Ross Filipo". Retrieved 23 January 2013.