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Featherstone reach out to Ropati (Chase incident video)

Feathersone Rovers have launched a dedicated fundraising campaign to support Tangi Ropati.
Featherstone reach out to Ropati (Chase incident video)
by NRL

Feathersone Rovers have launched a dedicated fundraising campaign to support Tangi Ropati.

Tangi suffered a serious injury during our Carnegie Challenge Cup victory against Castleford Tigers. Ropati was rushed to hospital following the game where it was confirmed that he had broken his jaw in two places and required surgery inserting three plates in to his face.

The club has fielded a number of requests from sponsors and supporters of Featherstone Rovers and other clubs asking how they can help Tangi during this difficult time. In response, we have set up the "Tangi Ropati Support Fund".

Samoan International Tangi Ropati's VISA is conditional that he can only earn a living from playing Rugby League for Featherstone Rovers. The injury, resulting in Ropati unable to play Rugby League means that his income is significantly reduced during this period.

In an unprecedented step, all of Tangi Ropati's team mates have donated a percentage of their win bonus against Castleford Tigers to kick start the fund.

Rovers' Commercial manager Paul Taylor said;

"The club has been inundated with people sending messages of support to Tangi and asking how they can support him during his recovery. The win against Castleford Tigers will live long in the memory but we have to remember the sacrifices players make every week when they go over that white line for our entertainment."

The club has set up a designated Bank Account for the Support Fund. You can make a donation by making cheques payable to "Tangi Ropati Support Fund".

For more information please contact the Club on 01977 702386

Chris Westwood
Media Manager




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