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Nepo Laulala
Full Name: Nepo Laulala
Team: Chiefs
Super Rugby Games:47
Super Rugby Points:5 (1t)
Super Rugby Debut:2013 v Chiefs (for the Crusaders) in Hamilton
Provincial Games:44
Provincial Points:5 (1t)
Provincial Debut:2011 v North Otago
Test Caps:10
Test Debut:2015 v Samoa in Apia


"Nepo was a mainstay in the Gallagher Chiefs forward pack and 2017 after injury kept him out of the 2016 season. He has gone from strength to strength, with an impressive Investec Super Rugby season being followed up by numerous starts for the All Blacks throughout the Rugby Championship. A strong and powerful scrummager." - The Chiefs

Tighthead prop Nepo Laulala was highly impressive in his first season with the Gallagher Chiefs. Key performances earnt him a return to the All Blacks where he featured throughout 2017 in the Rugby Championship and end of year European tour.

The young powerful and explosive prop made his All Blacks debut against his country of birth, Samoa .

A product of Wesley College in South Auckland, Laulala has played 33 matches for the Crusaders.  He played for Canterbury in the last ITM Cup and was part of the Canterbury Academy.   He is the younger brother of former All Black Casey Laulala.

Full birth date and place of birth
6.11.91 in Samoa

What representative teams have you been a part of (including high-school 1st fifteen)?
All Blacks

What primary school(s) did you go to?
Robert Louis Stevenson, Samoa

What high school(s) did you go to?
Wesley College

Favourite subject at school?

How many siblings do you have?

Any trades or university qualifications?

Who is your favourite non-rugby sportsperson or sports team?
Queensland – State of Origin

Favourite band or musician?
Fiji or any Reggae or Island music

What do you eat for breakfast on game day?

Fantasy dinner party: Who would be your top three dinner guests (dead or alive)?
My family

What do you do for fun away from rugby?
Sleep and light weights

Best holiday destination?

What would you eat for your last ever meal?
KFC with Taro and Corned Beef

An interesting fact about you?
I’ve never spent Christmas away from Samoa

What advice would you give to your 10-year-old self?
Keep trying even if you fail. It’s better than not trying at all because you’ll never know what you’re capable of.

What does representing the Gallagher Chiefs mean to you?
It’s good to be home.