An exciting prospect, having made his All Blacks debut in 2015. Nepo is a young player to watch. - The Chiefs
Tighthead prop Nepo Laulala will make his Gallagher Chiefs debut this season. The young powerful and explosive prop made his All Blacks debut against his country of birth, Samoa last year.
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)?
What primary school(s) did you go to?
Robert Louis Stevenson, Samoa
What high school(s) did you go to?
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)?
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.