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Brad Hemopo

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24-year-old 6’4” 254 lbs big ball carrying loose forward who can back up at lock, Brad was born in New Zealand but has both Maori and American Samoan heritage. He is athletic, explosive and rumor has it jumped between wing and no.8 in high school while staring for the highly talented Christchurch Boys HS 1st XV before being selected for the NZ Secondary Schools Barbarians. “Overall he is just a good down to earth lad with excellent character.” He was a NZ U20 trialist, has played with Canterbury Development, was the University of Canterbury Player of the Year in 2017, and is currently with the Manly Marlins in Sydney’s Shute Shield. At one stage Brad recorded a 19.6 on the YoYo while carrying 254 lbs—that is pretty good for a big fella!

Position Loose Forward
Height 6'4"
Weight 254lbs
Hometown Christchurch, New Zealand