Zinzan Brooke

Zinzan Brooke

3 stars

  • Available For Sporting Dinners/Lunches & Golf Days
  • Considered One Of The Best Number Eights To Have Ever Played For The All Blacks

Zinzan Brooke played 58 tests for New Zealand, and 42 non-international matches for The All Blacks, captained Auckland Blues to Super 12 championships in 1996 and 1997 and was an influential figure in Auckland’s dominance in the National Provicnial Championship during the late 1980s and 1990s. He scored 17 tries in Test matches, then a world record for a forward. He also played for New Zeland Maori.

Brooke was a founding player of the Southerners Spots Club (Bangkok), playing in the inaugural side in 1994 against Taradale RFC. In 1995 his biography ‘Zinny: The Zinzan Brooke story’, written with Alex Veysey, was published

Brooke is considered one of the best number eights to have ever played for The All Blacks. He had the running and kicking skills of a backline player which made him extremely mobile and agile as a forward. He once kicked a 47-metre drop goal during a 1995 Rugby World Cup match, one of three he scored in Test matches. His brother Robin Brooke played lock for Auckland and New Zealand.

In 1997 he retired from international rugby union and moved to England to play for Harlequins, and later coach it. During the 2002/03 season he played for Coventry in National Divison One. He now plays amateur rugby union for Windsor Rugby Club in Berkshire, England.

Zinzan is available for Sporting Dinners/Lunches and Golf Days.

AVAILABILITY

MAR 2017                        APR 2017                        MAY 2017

Thu 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30       Thu 13, 20 & 27                Thu 4, 11, 18 & 25

Fri 3, 10, 17 & 24             Fri 7, 14, 21 & 28             Fri 5, 19 & 26

Sat 4, 11, 18 & 25            Sat 8, 15, 22 & 29            Sat 6, 13, 20 & 27