Robin Brooke

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Robin Brooke
Full name Robin Matthew Brooke
Nickname Moose
Date of birth (1966-12-10) 10 December 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Warkworth, New Zealand
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
School Mahurangi College
Notable relative(s) Zinzan Brooke
Spouse Hayley – a prominent fashion designer
Children two boys and 2 girls
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
New Zealand No. 924
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1987–2001 Auckland
Correct as of pdate
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1996–2001 Blues
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
1992–99 New Zealand
New Zealand Māori
62 (20)

Robin Matthew Brooke (born 10 December 1966 in Warkworth, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand rugby player. He played for the All Blacks in the 1990s, playing many tests alongside brother Zinzan Brooke.


Brooke played representative rugby for Auckland, and made his All Blacks debut on June, 1992 against Ireland. He played 69 games for the All Blacks, 62 of them tests, and scored 4 tries, all in tests. Brooke captained the Blues in the Super 12 of 2000 and 2001 and was in the Auckland NPC sides in those two seasons before retiring at the end of the 2001 season.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Warkworth, Brooke attended Mahurangi College. His older brothers Zinzan Brooke and Marty Brooke were also notable rugby players.

As of 2010 he owns a New World supermarket in Warkworth, New Zealand.

In 2010, Brooke made a televised apology for allegedly groping a 15-year-old girl and grabbing her male friend by the throat whilst on holiday in Fiji. As part of a settlement he also made a contribution to charity and agreed to attend alcohol-counselling.[1]


  1. ^ Davison, Isaac (12 February 2010). "Brooke makes second apology". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 

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Preceded by
Zinzan Brooke
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

Succeeded by
Errol Brain