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Zinzan Brooke

Zinzan Brooke

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There are not many players who have been lucky enough to put on the iconic shirt of the All Blacks, but Zinzan Brooke is arguably one of the greatest to ever do so. Regarded as one of the world’s best-ever number eights, the kiwi legend spent a decade representing his country playing 58 Test matches and scoring 89 points. During this time he helped the team to unprecedented levels of success, including winning the 1987 Rugby World Cup title – New Zealand’s first victory in the competition. Since retiring from the game Zinzan has travelled extensively, sharing stories and inspiring audiences as one of the greatest rugby speakers around.

A proud Maori who was born in the rural town of Waiuku, Zinzan grew up in a rugby-loving family along with brothers Marty and Robin who also played the sport at a high level. At his keynote speaking events, he’s also able to discuss his Maori heritage, and what life was like growing up playing rugby in this community.

Zinzan’s All Blacks debut came in 1987, and in the same year, he was part of the squad that won the Rugby World Cup for the first time. In total, Zinzan starred in three World Cups for New Zealand, never finishing any lower than third place. As well as this, he appeared in 58 Test matches and 42 non-international games for his country, firmly establishing himself as one of the greatest players ever to represent the All Blacks. Best-known for his athleticism and remarkable kicking skills, in 1995 this was displayed in all its glory when he kicked a staggering 48-metre drop goal during the World Cup. One of the most highly sought-after rugby after-dinner speakers around, during all of his corporate events he’s able to discuss his career highlights at length, inspiring audiences everywhere.

Zinzan retired from international rugby in 1997 and spent some time in England playing domestic rugby for Harlequins and Coventry. He also represented Auckland Blues in Super Rugby and spent time in Italy playing for Lazio. These experiences make him the ideal personality to discuss the similarities and differences in ruby culture in different countries, as well as his perspective on how the sport has changed from when he was playing to the modern game.

If you’d like to hire Zinzan Brooke for your next occasion, contact Evolve today.

Topics and Themes

  • Motivational
  • the All Blacks
  • Rugby Union
  • Sporting Success

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Zinzan's Latest Case Studies

Zinzan Brooke MNZM & Fair Betting Sites

Fair Betting Sites were looking for a Rugby legend to take part in a virtual media interview in the lead up to the England vs New Zealand Rugby match at Twickenham. Evolve suggested New Zealand’s former All Black, Zinzan Brooke. Zinzan used his experience and expertise to preview the match in detail and gave his best All Blacks side of all time. As an experienced rugby international, Zinzan was able to give his expert insight ahead of the clash between the two teams.

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Zinzan Brooke and Winchester House

Winchester House were looking for a household name from the world of rugby to provide entertainment and take part in a Q&A for their annual rugby dinner. Evolve booked former All Blacks number eight Zinzan Brooke for the Winchester House Club who was on hand to share stories from his successful career.

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