George Leaupepe

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George Leaupepe
Date of birth (1975-04-02) 2 April 1975 (age 43)
Place of birth Apia, Samoa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994
1995-1996
1996-1998
2001
Marist Brothers Old Boys RFC
Papakura RFC
Manurewa RFC
Green Island
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2005 Coca-Cola Red Sparks ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994
1995–2000
2001
Auckland
Counties Manukau
Otago
1
60
11
(0)
(70)
(10)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996
1998
2000
2001
Highlanders
Hurricanes
Chiefs
Highlanders
7
8
11
(5)
(15)
(10)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1995–2005  Samoa 26 (50)

George Edward Leaupepe (born Apia, 27 April 1975) is a Samoan rugby union player. He plays as a centre.

Career[edit]

George Leaupepe scored a hat trick of tries in his first game of international rugby in his first year out of school for Western Samoa against the Victorian state side. He played 36 games for Western Samoa, including 13 tests, with six test tries.

Leaupepe first played Super12 in 1996, appearing three times for the Highlanders and scoring a try on debut against the Blues. Not selected for Super12 in 1997, Leaupepe was drafted to the Hurricanes in 1998, where he played centre in place of an injured Alama Ieremia in six of eleven games. He also played for the Chiefs in 2000 and for the Highlanders in 2001.

Leaupepe’s home province was Counties Manukau, for whom he helped to consecutive NPC first division finals in 1996 and 1997. He continued with Counties, for another three years, bringing up his 50th game for the union in 1999.

Other representative teams include North Island U16 in 1991, New Zealand U17 in 1992, and New Zealand Secondary Schools in 1993.

Leaupepe transferred to Japan in 2001 to continue his playing career.

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