|Full name||Henry Edward Peranara|
16 June 1980 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (17 st 6 lb)|
Henry Edward Perenara (born 16 June 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby league referee and former professional player who represented his country. His position of choice is at Lock though he can also play in the Second Row. He is a brother of Marcus Perenara and a cousin of Sonny Bill Williams, and uncle of current Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara.
In 1999, while under contract to the Warriors, Perenara played for Auckland North in the National Provincial Competition. He was part of the Glenora Bears side that dominated the Auckland Rugby League competition that year, winning the Roope Rooster, Ruataki Shield and Fox Memorial.
He was to make his Test debut on 6 October however the scheduled Test between the New Zealand Kiwis and the Cook Islands was cancelled. Instead, Perenara's Test debut came on 29 October 2011 when he controlled the Four Nations match between England and Wales. He was named the 2011 New Zealand Rugby League's referee of the year. He is one of only four New Zealanders to play for his country and referee a test match.
- Henry Perenara rugbyleagueproject
- Henry Perenara (referee) rugbyleagueproject
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- Bay Roskill Rugby League Inc aucklandleague.co.nz
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- Junior Kiwi enjoys life in fast lane Sunday Star-Times, 19 September 1999
- Perenara quits to become a referee Sydney Morning Herald, 3 October 2007
- "Perenara to make international refereeing debut". The Press. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
- Perenara's refereeing career given another boost rleague.com, 2 November 2011
- In Touch New Zealand Rugby League, December 2011