Other positions played: Prop, Flanker
Now living in: Strathmore, Wellington
Home town: Wellington
Secondary School: St.Patricks College (TOWN)
Club team. MSP (Marist St.Pats)
Studying or work outside rugby: Work.
Other sports: Volleyball, Athletics (throwing events)
Teams captained: St.Patricks College 1XV 2012
Life/favourites: Spending time with my family, girlfriend Aggie, princesses (Marimatina and Libriana) and my boys and friends. Going to church. Playing sports.
Twitter handle: @MattPeni
Instagram handle: @Mattapenz
Favourite Rugby ground: Evans Bay Park (MSP)
Favourite rugby player/s and why: Have a few. Kieran Read, Ma'a Nonu, Fa'atonu Fili, Ryan Setefano, Jonah Lomu.
Biggest influence on your rugby and why: Family. Parents for their sacrifices and support for my rugby. Brothers' for their knowledge and teaching me the game.
On your itunes /iphone playlist: Dj Noiz, Dj Toa, Boyz2Men, Brian McKnight, Gospel Jams, Island Jams, Chris Brown, Sons Of Zion, Adeaze many others.
Non-rugby sports team: Miami Heat
Sporting hero: Muhammed Ali
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: My granddad cos I heard he was the man.
I hate it when…. I don't have what I need.
I can’t live without….. Things I need - those I LOVE (family, Aggie, princesses Marimatina and Libriana, my boys)
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be…. personal trainer
Counties U20 (2013)
Samoa U20 (2013)
Wellington 7s (National Champions 2014)