Anaru Rangi

  • 30 Age
  • 117kg Weight
  • 181cm Height

Biography

Anaru Rangi is a bone-rattling hooker and natural leader by example, which was recognised by Head Coach Kevin Foote during his time in Perth, and was subsequently announced as Vice-Captain of the Spirit for 2017.

Following nine appearances for the Western Force between 2016-17, Rangi signed with the Melbourne Rebels for two season in 2018.

Rangi immediately nailed down a spot in the Club's front row, and played in all 16 games for the season. Rangi capped off his breakout 2018 Super Rugby season claiming the Melbourne Rebels’ Player’s Player Award, crowned as the Club's most valuable player.

2019 was another fruitful year for Rangi, with the powerful hooker playing 14 games for the Club, with his throwing in the Rebels line-out a standout. Rangi's ability to provide accurate throws helped the Club's set-piece work from touch finish the year as the second best in the competition. Rangi was also rewarded with a two-year contract renewal, tying him to the Club until the end of 2021.