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