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Mitchell Karpik
Full Name: Mitchell Karpik
Team: Chiefs
Position:Loose Forward
Super Rugby Games:13
Super Rugby Debut:2017 v Highlanders in Dunedin
Province:Bay of Plenty
Provincial Games:16
Provincial Points:20 (4t)
Provincial Debut:2015 v Taranaki in Auckland


"Mitchell performed well when called upon in 2017 and will be looking to further develop as a player after multiple seasons in the Chiefs environment. A hardworking loose forward, he will be looking to make a big impact on the field."- The Chiefs

Mitchell Karpik was a stand out for the New Zealand Junior World Cup winning U20’s.  His blistering form continued for Auckland during the 2015 ITM Cup where his side made it to the finals.

The Bay of Plenty loose forward was kept out of the side in 2016 due to injury, but impressed in 2017 with consistent performances. 

Full birth date and place of birth
in Auckland

What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?
NZ Barbarians Schools, NZ Schools, NZ U20s, Auckland ITM Cup

What primary school(s) did you go to?
Mellons Bay Primary, Bucklands Beach Intermediate

What high school(s) did you go to?
Kings College

Favourite subject at school?

How many siblings do you have?
One brother

Any trades or university qualifications?
Currently studying

Who was your favourite player growing up?
Jonah Lomu

Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?
Phil Taylor

Favourite band or musician?
Kenny Rogers

What do you eat for breakfast on game day?
Peanut butter on toast

Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?
Richie Benaud, Dave Dobbyn, Freezma

What do you do for fun away from rugby?
Hit the beach!

Best holiday destination?

What would you eat for your last ever meal?
Meat pie and peas

An interesting fact about you?
I am from Poland

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?
Eat more

What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?
It is a great honour and I’m looking forward to learning and putting my best foot forward.