Former Fiji international Ropate Rinakama signed for the Manawatū Turbos for 2021 & 2022.
Rinakama’s provincial career started with North Harbour in 2013 when he picked up five caps.
The Mount Albert Grammar alumni was signed by Northland in 2017 when his outstanding form saw him called into the Fiji national squad.
He made his international debut against Italy in Catania in November 2017.
Rinakama signed with French club Grenoble in 2018 and once again was part of the Fijian squad.
But he returned to Northland for the provincial campaign lifting his record for the Taniwhas to 21 games.
The following year he signed with English club Worcester Warriors.
- Position: Tighthead Prop
- Manawatu Club: College Old Boys
- Nationality: New Zealand