Tone Kopelani

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Tone Kopelani
Full name Tone Alefa Kopelani
Date of birth (1978-04-22) 22 April 1978 (age 39)
Place of birth Auckland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 106 kg (234 lb)
Rugby league career
Position(s) Second Row
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995-1996

New Zealand Schools

New Zealand U18
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 Penrith Panthers U19 (Super League) Australia ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997 Junior Kiwis ()
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2008-2011
2011
Bourgoin
Grenoble
54
22
(15)
(5)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999,2001-2006
2007
2012
Canterbury
Wellington
Northland
43
3
9
(10)
(5)
(5)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004-2006
2007
Crusaders
Hurricanes
31
8
(5)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007 Junior All Blacks 3 (0)

Tone Kopelani (born 22 April 1978) is a New Zealand rugby union player. In 1997 Kopelani played rugby league in the U19 Super League (Australia) competition for the Penrith Panthers. He was selected for the Junior Kiwis before returning to New Zealand and converting to rugby union. Kopelani made his debut for Canterbury as a flanker in the National Provincial Championship in 1999. He changed his position to hooker in 2001 and went on to play for Canterbury and Wellington in the Air New Zealand Cup and for the Crusaders and Hurricanes in the Super 14 Rugby competition. He was also selected for the Junior All Blacks in 2007. In 2008 Kopelani signed with French club CS Bourgoin Jallieu in the Top 14 competition for three seasons. In 2011 Kopelani joined FC Grenoble in the Pro D2 competition where they won promotion to the Top 14. In 2012 Kopelani returned to New Zealand and signed with Northland in the ITM Cup.

In 2014 Kopelani graduated as a police constable from the Royal New Zealand Police College.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former top hooker graduates as cop". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 17 April 2017.