Ross Filipo

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Ross Filipo
Full name Ross Ami Filipo
Nickname Floss
Date of birth (1979-04-14) 14 April 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Lower Hutt, 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
Position(s) Lock / Flank / Number 8
New Zealand No. 1070
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–11
2011–12
2015−16
Bayonne
Wasps RFC
Racing 92
43
17
8
((20)
(15)
(0))
Correct as of 22 July 2016
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001
2003–08
2012–14
2016
Marlborough
Wellington
Wellington
Hawke's Bay
7
37
17
6
((0)
(35)
(45)
(0))
Correct as of 16 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–09
2013–15
Crusaders
Chiefs
45
7
((40)
(0))
Correct as of 21 June 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (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 Hawke's Bay in the Mitre 10 Cup.[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. ^ "May and Filipo sign with the Magpies". Hawke's Bay Rugby Union. Retrieved 22 July 2016.