Steve Rapira

Player Info

Name
Steve Rapira
Date of Birth
17/12/88
Place of Birth
Hamilton, New Zealand
Height
183cm
Weight
94 kg
Nationality
New Zealand
Warriors #
169
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
4th June 2011 vs Sydney Roosters
Junior Club
Hukanui
Signed From
North Queensland Cowboys
Position
Prop, Second Row
Wikipedia Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Rapira
Rapira played for Hukanui in the Waikato Rugby League competition and the Waicoa Bay Stallions in the Bartercard Cup. Rapira played for the New Zealand Under-16's in 2004 and made the Junior Kiwis in 2005. He became a New Zealand Warriors junior and playing in their inaugural 2008 Toyota Cup team.

Unwanted by the Warriors after his time in the NYC he was signed by the North Queensland Cowboys, playing for the Mackay Cutters in the Queensland Cup. He made his first grade debut on 11 April 2010 against the Gold Coast Titans. He was named the club's rookie of the year in 2009.

In 2010 Rapira signed a two-year contract to re-join the New Zealand Warriors for the 2011 and 2012 seasons, with an option on a third year.

He made his Warriors debut in Round 13 on 4 June 2011. For the 2012 season Rapira has been "re-modelled" as a prop. After spending the majority of his time at the Warriors injured or playing reserve grade he was released and signed for the Salford Reds.
  • 2004 New Zealand U16
  • 2005 Junior Kiwis
  • 2008 Warriors NYC team
  • 2009–10 North Queensland
  • 2011–13 NZ Warriors
  • 2014 Salford Red Devils

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