Category Archives: George Nepia


George Nepia was a fantastic rugby football player. He was an ambassador of Maori people. His grandson Sam Nepia was mellow and good at speaking the Maori language in high school, where we’d all play rugby in the Quad almost every lunch break. It was rough and tumble stuff on the asphalt baketball court. We used to love it. Anyway, Sam’s grandad’s historic cup is up for grabs as Maori rugby football seeks to create some new stars of the football sporting code this year. That’s awesomery!

This report via the All Blacks website states: “NZRU General Manager Provincial Union and Community Rugby Brent Anderson said [Maori focused rugby] tournaments were always a highlight on the rugby calendar.

“Maori rugby is very important in New Zealand’s rugby landscape and these tournaments help foster and grow the game in these communities.

“Maori rugby is exciting to watch and always entertaining, and these tournaments are a great celebration of whanau and iwi so I would encourage anyone that is going to be in these areas to get along and watch a game,” he added.

Hollywood entertainment news we’re finding amusing and sharing in this Hollywood moment in the form of these ten posts are:

1. Jerome Kaino is a rugby football star

2. Angelina Jolie sells US liquor too

3. Justin Bieber & Rihanna strike a pose

4. Google Yoga and manipulating letters to get stars more noticed

5. Eve wows Australia with Guy Sebastian

6. Students, Shaman screenwriters and Maori Hollywood blogging

7. Last year Gaga‘s OTT-ness was hot. This year, no.

8. A poet who should have won a Nobel Peace Prize

9. Cynthia Germanotta had a tough year

10. Cliff Curtis manifesto towards democracy

[Rugby greats George Nepia and Brian Killeen at half time in a 1933 rugby football match, courtesy of The Alexander Turnbull Library archives. Historian Phillipa Mein described George Nepia as New Zealand's "first rugby football superstar."]

Some entertainment bloggers who will most probably cover rugby football stars in their news around October 2011 are: E!Hollywood NewsHollywood ReporterAccess HollywoodHollywood.ComET OnlineRead the rest of this entry »