George Nepia was a Maori rugby union and rugby league player. He is known as a professional full back and one of the all blacks famous players. He was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. In 2004 he was selected as number 65 by the Pannell of New Zealand's top 100history Markers television show. Nepia was in a set of postage stamps in 1990 by the post office.
Full name: George Nepia
Date of birth:25 April 1905
Date of death 27 June 1986(1986-06-27) (aged 81)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 82 kg (12 st 13 lb)