Lui Paewai

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Lui Paewai
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Full name Lui Paewai
Date of birth (1906-08-10)10 August 1906
Place of birth New Zealand Dannevirke, New Zealand
Date of death 2 January 1970(1970-01-02) (aged 63)
Place of death New Zealand Dannevirke, New Zealand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
School Māori Agricultural College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position First five-eighth
Second five-eighth
New Zealand No. 285
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Hawke's Bay
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
 New Zealand
New Zealand Māori
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Lui Paewai (10 August 1906 – 2 January 1970) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A five-eighth and full-back, Paewai represented Hawke's Bay and Auckland at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1923 and 1924. He played eight matches for the All Blacks but did not play any internationals. He is generally regarded as being the youngest ever All Black, making his debut at the age of 17 years 36 days.[1]


  1. ^ Knight, Lindsay. "Lui Paewai". New Zealand Rugby Museum. Retrieved 18 August 2013.