Robin Matthew Brooke (born 10 December 1966 in Warkworth, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand rugby player. He played for the All Blacks in the 1990s, playing many tests alongside brother Zinzan Brooke.

Robin Brooke
Birth nameRobin Matthew Brooke
Date of birth (1966-12-10) 10 December 1966 (age 53)
Place of birthWarkworth, New Zealand
Height1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
SchoolMahurangi College
Notable relative(s)Zinzan Brooke
SpouseHayley
Children2 boys and 2 girls
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
All Black No. 924
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987–2001 Auckland ()
Correct as of pdate
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–2001 Blues ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992–99 New Zealand
New Zealand Māori
62 (20)

CareerEdit

Brooke played representative rugby for Auckland, and made his All Blacks debut on June, 1992 against Ireland. He played 69 games for the All Blacks, 62 of them tests, and scored 4 tries, all in tests. Brooke captained the Blues in the Super 12 of 2000 and 2001 and was in the Auckland NPC sides in those two seasons before retiring at the end of the 2001 season.

Personal lifeEdit

Born in Warkworth, Brooke attended Mahurangi College. His older brothers Zinzan Brooke and Marty Brooke were also notable rugby players.

As of 2010 he owns a New World supermarket in Warkworth, New Zealand.

In 2010, Brooke made a televised apology for allegedly groping a 15-year-old girl and grabbing her male friend by the throat whilst on holiday in Fiji. As part of a settlement he also made a contribution to charity and agreed to attend alcohol-counselling.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davison, Isaac (12 February 2010). "Brooke makes second apology". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 30 June 2010.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Zinzan Brooke
Tom French Memorial
Māori rugby union player of the year

1995
Succeeded by
Errol Brain