Player Profile

Ngati Porou East Coast

0060 George Nepia

Birthday April 25, 1903
Height 1.76cm
Weight 87kg
Birthplace Wairoa
Previous Clubs Rangitukia Rangers

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.