23 Oct 2008

Filipo celebrates addition to the family

7:16 am on 23 October 2008

The Wellington lock Ross Filipo was somewhat jaded at training on Tuesday, not because the end of the Air New Zealand Cup is just a few days away, but because he became a father for the first time on Monday.

Filipo will play his last match for Wellington in Saturday night's final against Canterbury, before moving to Christchurch.

Filipo had luck on his side as he happened to be in Christchurch with his partner when son Cash decided to arrive two weeks early.

There could be further celebrations in the Filipo household this weekend with Ross considered a chance of making the All Blacks squad for the November tour.