24 September 1974 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Auckland Rugby League
An Otahuhu Leopards junior, Henare toured Great Britain in 1993 with the Junior Kiwis and he represented a New Zealand President's XIII in 1996. Henare also toured with the New Zealand Māori rugby league team in 1995. Henare played in the Lion Red Cup in 1995 for the Auckland Warriors colts side. Early on in his career Henare attracted interest from the Wigan Warriors but eventually opted to remain in Auckland.
National Rugby League
Henare played for the Auckland Warriors, making their first grade squad in 1996. He played in 22 games for the club, although a serious knee injury hampered his 1998 season. In 1999 Henare represented Auckland South in the National Provincial Competition.
Henare moved to England, signing with St. Helens at the start of the 2000 season. Having won the 1999 Championship, St. Helens contested in the 2000 World Club Challenge against National Rugby League Premiers the Melbourne Storm, with Henare playing at second-row forward in the loss. He was with the club for two years before moving to the Oldham Bears in 2002, initially on loan.
- "Saints summon Henare". BBC. 1999-12-17. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
- Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.179
- Andrew Sanders Henare sets sights on Wigan Sunday Star Times, 12 May 1996
- Wigan's strife of Bryan Sunday Mirror, 26 May 1996
- summon Henare BBC.com, 17 December 1999
- Jessup, Peter (16 March 1999). "Rugby League: Injury gives Hoppe a starting chance". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- Henare tied up by Red Tape[permanent dead link] Lancashire Evening Telegraph, 23 January 2003