george nepia

Personal details

Full Name:

  • George Nēpia


  • 25 Apr 190527 Aug 1986

George Nēpia is considered to be one of New Zealand rugby’s finest players. He played all 32 matches for the famous 1924-25 ‘Invincibles’ on their tour of the British Isles, France and Canada.

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Events In History


1981 Springbok tour

  • 1981 Springbok tour

    For 56 days in July, August and September 1981, New Zealanders were divided against each other in the largest civil disturbance seen since the 1951 waterfront dispute. The cause of this was the visit of the South African rugby team – the Springboks.

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  • Page 3 - Politics and sportSouth Africa's apartheid policies and attitudes created obvious problems for New Zealand rugby, given the prominence of Māori in the