Topic: Rugby

All Black legend George Nepia to be inducted to IRB Hall of Fame

The great George Nepia - All Black legend

He's considered by many to be the greatest rugby fullback ever, who other than the late great George Nepia.  

He was the star of the 1924 All Blacks, the legendary 'Invincibles'.  And at just 19, he played every one of their 32 games as the team went unbeaten through the British Isles.

George Nepia III couldn't be more proud to represent his grandfather George Nepia at tonight's rugby event.  

He says, "It's a celebration of Pop and those men, his peers, who have shown the measure of their cloth so to speak."

George recalls his father telling him about his grandfather's rugby prowess on the footy field and his fearless nature.

After his starring role for the 1924 All Blacks, the legendary 'Invincibles', George played for the Māori rugby team and captained the side when they toured Australia in 1935.

While he's being celebrated for his rugby prowess tonight, he also went on to play rugby league and became a double international after being selected for the Māori Rugby League team and the Kiwis.

The legend that is George Nepia will forever be remembered and celebrated as part of the IRB Hall of Fame.