Nepia, George

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: None

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.

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