Nepo Laulala

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Laulala made his Crusaders debut last season, earning the call-up after a second impressive provincial season for Canterbury.

As the younger brother of former All Black Casey Laulala, it is already clear that there is plenty of natural talent for this tighthead prop but it is his attitude and commitment that most impressed the Crusaders selectors.

He will benefit from the mentorship of fellow tighthead and All Black Owen Franks this season and will provide useful back-up to him.

Coach's Notes

“This is a player we will hear a lot more about in the future. He is coming on in leaps and bounds and the more he plays the better he gets. He got thrown in the deep end last season and showed he was up to it.”

Player Stats

Height

1.84m

Weight

116kg

Born

6/11/1991

Province

Canterbury

Provincial Caps

27

Provincial Debut

2011 v North Otago

Provincial Points

10 (2t)

Super Caps

14

Super Debut

2013 v Chiefs

Place Of Birth

Samoa

Total Crusader Games

15