Saveatama Eroni Clarke is New Zealand’s 919th All Black, playing 10 tests for the All Blacks between 1992 and 1998.
Eroni’s provincial career started at the young age of 22 when he first represented the Auckland side. Eroni made a huge impact when he first arrived on the scene in just his second match for Auckland, playing on the wing. He scored two spectacular tries in the early season clash against Queensland and in the same year was selected for a NZ XV and was also an All Black trialist. In 1992 Eroni was selected to be an All Black playing four tests and scoring five tries.
Eroni continued to play at the highest level in New Zealand throughout the 90’s. He was a member of the victorious Blues side who won the first two Super 12 titles in 1996 - 1997 and went on to play over 50 Super 12 games and 150 games for the Auckland NPC side. He also captained the Auckland side and scored over 100 tries. He was reselected as an All Black again for two tests in 1998. He finished his career by playing two years in Japan and also playing for Counties Manukau in the NPC.
Well known for his rugby prowess and awarded for his leadership skills, Eroni transitioned his skills into the business and training world smoothly. In 2020 Eroni was appointed as New Zealand Rugby's first Pasifika Engagement Manager where he engages with the Pasifika community to ensure their views are heard at the top table.
Eroni is married to Siala and they have five beautiful children Shekynah, EJ, Caleb Jireh and Zion. Eroni’s second son Caleb is a current All Black.
Eroni is an accomplished public speaker and has previously held roles in corporate training and coaching. Perfect as a team building host or after dinner speaker, Eroni brings experiences from the professional world of rugby into the world of business with amusing anecdotes and tales that some of the victims would rather were not told!