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NGANI LAUMAPE made his All Blacks Test debut in 2017 coming off the back of a stunning Investec Super Rugby season where he topped the try-scoring list with 15 tries.
The powerful midfielder made an assured Test debut against the British & Irish Lions, scoring an outstanding try in the third Test. He added six more Test appearances with the All Blacks in 2018, crossing the chalk against France, Japan and Italy.
Palmerston North-born Laumape attended Palmerston North Boys’ High School and toured the UK and Thailand with the school’s First XV. He was selected to play second-five for the New Zealand Schools team in 2011.
Despite his early rugby success, Laumape made the decision to sign with the Warriors rugby league team when he left school and by 2014 was an established starter in the squad.
He returned to rugby the following year making his Investec Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes in the opening match of the 2016 season. He went on to make 11 appearances, including seven starts, to help the Hurricanes to the club’s inaugural Super Rugby title.
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