Don Mann

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Don Mann
Personal information
Full name Donald Keio Mann[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Glenora Bears
Ponsonby Ponies
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–1974 Auckland
1971–1974 New Zealand 4 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Ponsonby Ponies
Source: RLP

Don Mann is a New Zealand rugby league player who represented his country in the 1972 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Mann played in the Auckland Rugby League competition for both Glenora and Ponsonby United. In 1972, while playing for Ponsonby, Mann won the Hyland Memorial Cup as best coach in the Fox Memorial and in 1973 he won the Rothville Trophy as player of the year.

He represented Auckland and between 1971 and 1974 he played in Four Test matches for the New Zealand Kiwis.[2] This included the 1972 World Cup.

Personal life[edit]

Mann is from a big rugby league family. One of his sons, Duane, represented both Tonga and New Zealand while another, Don Jr, is the New Zealand Warriors operations manager. Two of his nephews, George and Esau, also played international rugby league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MANN, DONALD KEIO 1971 - 72, 1974 - KIWI #492 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.p.194-230.