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Nepia, George

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: English
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1905 – Born in Wairoa in Hawkes Bay.

1908 – He later claimed he had been born.

1922 – Nepia was selected for the Hawkes Bay provincial rugby team.

1924 – Nepia was selected as a full-back for the All Blacks tour to the United Kingdom.

1928 – Nepia was omitted from the All Blacks tour of South Africa, probably on racial grounds.

1935 – Nepia went to England to play rugby league professionally being signed initially by Streatham and Mitcham Rugby League Club in London for £500.

1947 – The New Zealand rugby union held an amnesty allowing former league players to return to rugby union.

1950 – Nepia played a first-class match against a Poverty Bay side captained by his eldest son.

1986 – George Nepia died.