Maunga Emery

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Maunga Emery
Personal information
Full name Hone Komanga Emery[1]
Born New Zealand
Died 2011
Playing information
Rugby union
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952–1957 Combined Services
1954–1959 Auckland
1954–1958 New Zealand Māori
Rugby league
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Glenora Bears
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1961–1967 Auckland
1961–1966 New Zealand 23 3 0 0 9
1962–1967 New Zealand Māori
Source: RLP

Maunga Emery was a New Zealand rugby footballer who represented his country in rugby league and the New Zealand Māori in rugby union.

Rugby union career[edit]

Emery represented the Auckland Rugby Union between 1954 and 1959 and played for the New Zealand Māori rugby union team from 1954 to 1958.[2] Between 1952 and 1957 he also played for the Combined Services side.[3]

Rugby league career[edit]

Emery played for the Glenora Bears in the Auckland Rugby League competition. He made his New Zealand Kiwis debut in 1961 against Australia. That same year Emery was also part of the Auckland side that defeated Australia for the first time.[4]

Emery played for Auckland between 1961 and 1966 and New Zealand Māori in 1962 and 1967.[3]

He finished his career having played 23 Test matches for New Zealand.

Family[edit]

Emery is the grandfather of New Zealand rugby league international Stacey Jones.[5] His Great Grandson, Jason Emery, made the New Zealand Schools rugby union team in 2010.[6]

Emery died in 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maunga Emery scrum.com
  2. ^ a b League great Hone 'Maunga' Emery dies stuff.co.nz, 2 September 2011
  3. ^ a b Maunga Emery maorisportsawards
  4. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  5. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8
  6. ^ Emery boasts legends' genes Manawatu Standard, 29 September 2010