Kiwi-born Antonio Kiri Kiri is a hard hitting flanker currently playing for the Cornish Pirates in the English Championship. He’s previously played for the Blues in Super Rugby and the All Black Sevens team, so comes with some serious rugby pedigree.
Antonio was our second rugby ambassador, and by using Exosuit to support his body to perform at the highest level, he is an ideal member of our team.
Antonio grew up in New Zealand, and studied at Palmerston North Boys High School and Auckland University. He began his rugby career in 2012 playing for the Manawatu Turbos, before having the amazing honour of representing New Zealand Sevens between 2015-2018, and getting a call up to the Blues in Super Rugby in 2018.
Antonio then moved to Yorkshire Carneige in the UK, and is currently playing for the Cornish Pirates in the Championship. He has proven his versatility as a loose forward, while maintaining a physical presence and an array of skills around the field.
We love Antonio’s story, working hard and coming back from injury to keep performing at the top level. He’s an excellent role model for any up-and-coming rugby forward, and we’re enjoying tracking his career as it progresses.
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What Antonio says about Exosuit:
“I found the Exosuit extremely useful especially when returning from a serious neck and shoulder injury. It has good support around the neck, shoulder and scapula and also makes me aware of my posture and muscle positioning while working in the gym. I have seen good progress in my injury rehabilitation since using the Exosuit.”