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Koinonia Halafungani Laumape
Little Nugget
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Palmerston North, NZ
98 kg
  1. New Zealand
  2. Tonga
Status Link
Warriors #
Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
March 24, 2013 (Vrs Cronulla Sharks)
Junior Club
Feilding Falcons
Signed From
Junior Warriors
  1. Winger
  2. Centre
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Ngani Laumape first started turning heads playing rugby union as a stand-out for the Palmerston North Boys’ High School First XV. On the rugby league scene he featured for the NZ Residents 18s in 2011, was signed by the Vodafone Warriors and earned a place in the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ NYC squad for the 2012 season. He had a memorable and successful year with the side, leading all try scorers with 16. Laumape gave a good account of himself in the club’s 2013 NRL trials and only had to wait until round three against Cronulla to get his first NRL start. He seized this opportunity and did not disappoint, subsequently going on to bag six tries in 14 matches for the Vodafone Warriors, going in to win the club’s Vodafone NRL Rookie of the Year award.

On 16 January 2015, Laumape was named in the Warriors' 2015 Auckland Nines squad. After suffering a season ending leg injury, Laumape returned to rugby union, signing with the Manawatu Turbos and Hurricanes in July 2015.

Laumape made his debut for the Hurricanes in the 2016 Super Rugby competition, starting in the inside centre position against the Brumbies and scoring his first professional rugby union try.
  • 2010 Palmerston North Boys' High School 1st XV
  • 2012 Junior Warriors NYC
  • 2012 Junior Warriors Top Try Scorer
  • 2013 Auckland Vulcans
  • 2013 New Zealand Warriors
  • 2013 NRL Rookie Team of the Year - Centre
  • 2016 Manawatu RFU
  • 2016 Wellington Hurricanes

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