A product of Hamilton Boys' High School, Poihipi will join the Gallagher Chiefs for the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa and Trans-Tasman Competitions.

The first five-eighth turned midfielder donned the New Zealand Barbarian’s jersey in 2016, following an impressive campaign with the Chiefs Under 18’s side and captained Hamilton Boys first XV to victory in the Chiefs Cup.

In 2017 Poihipi was named in the New Zealand Under 20’s squad, before making his debut for the Crusaders against the French Barbarians and later debuting for Canterbury in the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup.

Rameka Poihipi