Jason Emery

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Jason Emery
Date of birth (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 88 kg (13 st 12 lb)
School Palmerston North Boys' High School
University Massey University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– Manawatu 17 (17)
correct as of 22 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Highlanders 14 (5)
correct as of 2 June 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012 New Zealand U20 4 (15)
correct as of 18 October 2012.

Jason Emery (born 21 September 1993) is a semi-professional rugby union player who represents Manawatu in the ITM Cup Championship and the Highlanders in the Super Rugby competition, playing as a Centre.

Early life and schooling[edit]

Born in Tauranga, Emery moved south to Wellington before ending up in Palmerston North at the age of 13. While attending Palmerston North Boys' High School, Emery made the school's 1st XV as a centre as a Year 11 student in 2009, competing in the Super 8 schools competition.

In 2010, Emery made the New Zealand Schools team.[citation needed] He scored a try in the annual trans-Tasman 'Test' against the Australia Schoolboys, played in Littlebourne. The match was won by New Zealand 30-21. The team had previously played Tonga Schools and Otago U19 two weeks earlier.

The following year Emery, while in his final year at PNBHS, played for New Zealand schools against Australia, at Knox Grammar School in Sydney. New Zealand lost 19-26, with fellow midfielder, who was also from Palmerston North Boys, Ngani Luamape scoring New Zealand's only try.[citation needed]

Playing career[edit]

While still at school, Emery was signed by the Manawatu Rugby Union, but didn't make his provincial debut until 24 August 2012. Before that, he went to South Africa to compete at the Junior Rugby World Cup with the New Zealand U20 team, coming in 2nd place. At the age of 18, against the Wellington Lions in a cross-over match in the ITM Cup, he came on as a substitute in the final 30 minutes and making a big impact, one that led to the only try scored by Manawatu in the 11-30 loss at FMG Stadium in Palmerston North. He scored his first try for his province in a 33-20 win over Northland in a Championship match. It was also Emery's first start for his province.[citation needed]

In October 2012 Emery signed a three-year contract with the Highlanders, starting in the 2013 Super Rugby season.[1] He made his debut in the 19-23 loss to the Hurricanes at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand on the 15th of March, 2013, and has since gone on to make a further 3 appearances for the team.



  1. ^ Lampp, Peter (3 October 2012). "Emery signs with Highlanders". Manawatu Standard. Fairfax. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 

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