Full name Sekope Miami Kepu
Born February 5, 1986, Sydney, NSW
Current age 28 years 178 days
Major teams Waratahs, Australia
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 260 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2011-2011||6||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||2||0||66.66|
|The Rugby Championship||2011-2013||11||6||5||0||0||0||0||0||5||6||0||45.45|
|Test debut||Italy v Australia at Padova, Nov 8, 2008 match details|
|Last Test||Australia v France at Sydney, Jun 21, 2014 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Tournament list|
Kepu is another youngster emerging for the Wallabies in the current transitional phase. A representative for New Zealand at junior levels, Kepu was born in Sydney and debuted for Australia against Italy in 2008.
The prop was in the wider Chiefs squad in Super Rugby between 2005 and 2007, before the Waratahs threw him a lifeline for the 2008 Super 14 season.
He excelled for the NSW side and for Sydney club Randwick, catching the eye of Wallabies selectors with his power and ability to crash over for the odd try.
After impressing throughout the 2011 Super Rugby season - Kepu pushed into reckoning for a Wallabies first-team spot at loose-head following an injury to usual first-choice Benn Robinson. Kepu kept his place in the front-row and started throughout the Tri-Nations. He went on to make six appearances for the Wallabies in the World Cup.