George Nepia

Squad No. 0060
Date of Birth April 25, 1903
Height 1.76cm
Weight 87kg
Season 1931, 1928, 1932, 1927, 1929, 1933, 1930, 1947
Team Ngati Porou East Coast
Position First Five, Fullback
Birthplace Wairoa
Previous Clubs Rangitukia Rangers
PL TR CON PEN DG YC RC
15 0 5 7 0 0 0

Full Biography:

Nepia, George b 25.4.1903, Wairoa.

Hawke’s Bay
(Maori Agric College) 1922 (2) – 23 (11) (Dannevirke Aotea) 1924-25 (6) (Nuhaka) 1926 (4), 24g, 4t, 22c, 7p, 1dg, 1 m.84pts

East Coast (Rangitukia Rangers) 1927 (2) – 28 – 29 (2) – 30 – 31 (2) -32 (3) -33 (2)
(ECRU Selector) 1947 (2), 15g, 5c. 7p;

Hawke’s Bay B 1922:
Hawke’s Bay XV 1925 (3). 9c;
Hawke‘s Bay-Poverty Bay-East Coast 1923. 4c. 1p;
Poverty Bay-East Coast-BoP 1930, 1c
Poverty Bay-BoP-East Coast Trial 1935. 3c, 1dg;
Olympians Club 1950, 1c;
Southern Maori 1924;
Tai Rawhiti 1928-29-31-34-35-37 4c, 2p;
NZ Maori Trials 1921-26 1t, 2c;
NZ Maori 1928-29-30-35 (12), 15g , 2t., 11c, 7p, 2dg. 57pts;
North Island 1924-25-33, 7c. 1p, 1dg;
NZ Trials 1924(3) – 29 – 30 – 35 (3), 8c,6p, 1dg: North XV (in Canada) 1925, 1c;

NEW ZEALAND 1924 (38) – 25 – 29 (2) – 30 (5) , 46g (9 tests),1t, 39c. 6p, 99pts.

Career: 129g, 8t, 117c, 37p,6dg, 1m, 396pts. Five-eighth/fullback.

Referee (East Coast)
1948 EC v PB; 1950 EC v PB; 1951 EC v Mana, 1952 EC v TV, PB v Olympians Club; 1954 EC v NSW Ctry;
1955 EC v Wair. Barbarians Club v Nth ls Maori (Auck); 1957 EC v PB; 1958 EC v Bush. 10 games.
Ordered three players from the field during East Coast’s game v NSW Country.

East Coast selector 1930, 47 – 49.

Rep NZ league 1937 (1 test).

ed: Nuhaka Maori Sch; Maori Agric C (Hastings) 1921-23.

Father of George and Oma, grandfather of BiII Rowlands.

A biography I, George Nepia written with Terry McLean, was published in 1963. an updated edition being published in 2002.

Died 27.8.1986. Ruatoria.

Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
11 Aug, 14:30HThames ValleyRepresentative
05 - 03
12 Sep, 14:30APoverty BayRepresentative
11 - 11
Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
07 Jul, 14:30APoverty BayRepresentative
07 - 09
Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
20 Jul, 14:30HNZ MaoriRepresentative
08 - 13
30 Jul, 14:30HPoverty BayRepresentative
12 - 03
24 Aug, 14:30HHawkes BayRepresentative
08 - 14
Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
09 Jul, 14:30HPoverty BayRepresentative
06 - 11
27 Aug, 14:30APoverty BayRepresentative
16 - 11
Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
07 Sep, 14:30HPoverty BayRepresentative
17 - 19
18 Sep, 14:30HTaranakiRepresentative
03 - 00
Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
08 Jul, 14:30HPoverty BayRepresentative
12 - 07
19 Aug, 14:30APoverty BayRepresentative
19 - 14
Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
31 May, 14:30HBay of PlentyRepresentative
03 - 06
Date Venue OpponentCompetition Result
19 Jul, 14:30ABay of PlentyRepresentative
11 - 09
23 Jul, 14:30AWaikato RURepresentative
11 - 08