Story: Māori rugby – whutupaoro

George Nēpia

George Nēpia

Rugby and rugby-league great George Nēpia, fullback, clears the ball in his only test match for the Kiwis league team. The game was held at Carlaw Park, Auckland, in 1937. New Zealand just beat Australia, 16–15.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: Auckland Star, 16 August, 1937

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm Mulholland, 'Māori rugby – whutupaoro - Māori and rugby league – history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39652/george-nepia (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Malcolm Mulholland, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015