Peni Terepo

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Peni Terepo
Terepo playing for the Wentworthville Magpies in 2012.
Personal information
Born (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 26)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Lock
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013– Parramatta Eels 93 5 0 0 20
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013–18 Tonga 9 4 0 0 16
As of 4 March 2018
Source: [1]

Peni Terepo (born 21 November 1991) is a Tongan international rugby league footballer who plays for the Parramatta Eels in the National Rugby League. He plays as a prop, second-row and lock forward.


Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Terepo is of Cook Islands[2] and Tongan descent.

Terepo played his junior football for the Mangere East Hawks before being signed by the Parramatta Eels.

Playing career[edit]

Terepo played for the Eels NYC team between 2009 and 2011.[3] On 19 August 2011, Terepo re-signed with the Eels on a 2-year contract.[4] At the end of 2011, Terepo won the Eels NYC Player's Player award.[citation needed]


In round 8 of the 2013 NRL season, Terepo made his NRL debut for the Parramatta Eels against the North Queensland Cowboys at lock in the Eels 10-14 loss at Parramatta Stadium.[5] In round 10, against the St George Illawarra Dragons, Terepo scored his first and second try NRL career tries in the Eels 12-32 loss at WIN Stadium.[6] On 5 July 2013, Terepo extended his contract with the Eels for a further 2 years until the end of the 2015 season.[7] Terepo finished his debut year in the NRL with him playing in 17 matches and scoring 4 tries for the Parramatta Eels in the season. Terepo was included in the Tongan squad for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, playing in one match and scoring a try against Italy in the 16-0 win at The Shay.[8]


In February 2014, Terepo was selected in the Eels inaugural 2014 Auckland Nines squad.[9] Terepo finished off the 2014 NRL season with him playing in 21 matches and scoring a try for the Eels.


On 31 January and 1 February, Terepo played for the Eels in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines.[10] On 2 May, he represented Tonga in their 2015 Polynesian Cup test-match against Pacific rivals Samoa, playing at prop in Tonga's 16-18 loss at Cbus Super Stadium.[11] He finished off the 2015 season having played in 13 matches for the Eels.[12] On 17 October, he played for Tonga in their Asia-Pacific Qualifier against the Cook Islands for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, playing at prop and scoring a try in Tonga's 28-8 win at Campbelltown Stadium.[13]


In February 2016, Terepo played in the Eels' tournament winning 2016 NRL Auckland Nines campaign.[14] On 7 May 2016, Terepo played for Tonga against Samoa in the 2016 Polynesian Cup, starting at prop in the 18-6 loss at Parramatta Stadium.[15] Terepo finished the 2016 NRL season having played in 23 matches for the Eels. On 8 December 2016, Terepo made his professional boxing debut in the Ladbrokes Charity Fight Night where he went against David Tuliloa but lost in the second round.[16][17]


On 27 January 2017, Terepo was stood down from the club for a number of weeks after he pleaded guilty to careless driving and also refused to give a blood alcohol test after he crashed in Auckland. Terepo was later fined $500 and $130 in court costs as well being disqualified from driving for seven months, Terepo was almost sacked from the club for not reporting the incident but instead was fined $15,000 for the club.[18][19] Terepo made his return back to the Eels first grade squad in round 6 against the New Zealand Warriors, coming off the interchange bench in the 10-22 loss at Mt Smart Stadium.


  1. ^ "Peni Terepo - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Cooks players shine in Nines". Cook Islands News. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Archived from the original on December 26, 2015. Retrieved February 4, 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Parramatta Eels Prop Peni Terepo Turns Down Chance to Join Melbourne Storm". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  5. ^ "Cowboys Go Back to Back Pipping Parramatta Eels in Seesaw Battle". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  6. ^ "Controversial Star Fullback Josh Dugan Impresses in St George Illawarra Win Over Parramatta Eels". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  7. ^ "Eels announce re-signing of youth | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  8. ^ "16 - 0 Italy - Match Report & Highlights". 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  9. ^ "Squads For Auckland Nines". Rugby League Week. 2014-02-14. Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  10. ^ "EELS NAME 2015 NINES SQUAD". Rugby League Week. 2015-01-26. Archived from the original on 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  11. ^ "Sam Kasiano Try Saving Tackle on Jorge Taufua Secures Pacific Test Win for Samoa Against Tonga". Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  12. ^ "Custom Match List". Rugby League Project. 2015-10-30. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  13. ^ "Tonga qualify for 2017 World Cup". 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  14. ^ "Eels name 2016 Nines squad". Rugby League Week. Archived from the original on 2016-02-04. Retrieved 2016-02-01. 
  15. ^ "Samoa holds on in pulsating Pacific Test". Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  16. ^ "Brutal grounding for Eels brawler's boxing debut". 
  17. ^ "Paul Gallen beats Junior Paulo video NRL fight night: Chris Sandow and Todd Carney draw, highlights". 10 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Terepo could be sacked after car crash". 
  19. ^ "Eel cops $15K fine, ban for careless driving". 

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