Mangere East Jubilee game

Kiwi rugby legend Olsen Fillipana will play on New Zealand soil for in the first time in almost 20 years, when he stars for the Mad Butcher XIII along with the 6 Ropati brothers against the Chairmans XIII.

The match will take place this Sunday at Walter Massey Park, kick off at 1:30pm as part of the Mangere East 40th jubilee celebrations.

Fillipana, who has been living in Australia since he transferred to Balmain Tigers from the Mangere East Hawks back in 1979. In Olsen?s prime he represented New Zealand for 50 matches including 29 tests from 1977-86. Olsen?s playing career expanded from 1977 where he played for Mangere East until 1979 and went to Balmain Tigers until 1983. 1984 saw Olsen playing for Eastern Suburbs and North Sydney 1986.


Olsen Fillipana - Ex Kiwi & Auckland (Back From Australia)

Peter Ropati - Ex Kiwi & Auckland

Tea Ropati - Ex Kiwi & Auckland

Iva Ropati - Ex Kiwi & Auckland

John Ropati - Ex Kiwi & Auckland

Joe Ropati - Ex Kiwi & Auckland

Rennee Nordmeyer - Ex Kiwi & Auckland

Dave Townson - Auckland

Grant Nicholson - Auckland

Gary Corfield

Greg Hiley -Auckland

Graham Reynolds

Shane Cooper - Ex Kiwi & Auckland

Trevor McLeod

Warren Mann Auckland

Brian Gould - Jnr Kiwi

Wally Green


Clary Paul

Phillip Beazley - Auckland

Jim Bezsley

Eric Beazley

Robbie Peria

Peter House

Jack Waipouri

George Leota

Peter Nelson

Ray Dudley

Alan Popata

Byers Beazley - (Back From Australia)

Hilly Hikituke

Peter Goshe

JB Brown

Todd Gealey

Dave Panapa

Bruce Safiti