"Injury kept Mitchell out of the 2016 Super Rugby season, so he'll be looking to create a big impact in 2017. A player with a load of potential." - 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 loose forward and former Kings College student with an uncompromising style of play offers and exciting prospect as he looks to make his debut in Super Rugby after injury kept him out in 2016.
Full birth date and place of birth
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?
Favourite subject at school?
How many siblings do you have?
Any trades or university qualifications?
Who was your favourite player growing up?
Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?
Favourite band or musician?
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?
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.