Hoani Matenga

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Hoani Matenga
Date of birth (1987-04-13) 13 April 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 93 kg (205 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock / Loose Forward
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2011−12
2013−15
Mont de Marsan
Kubota Spears
30
13
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 19 January 2015
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2009−10
2015−
Otago
Wellington
12
22
(5)
(15)
Correct as of 22 October 2016
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2010
2016
Highlanders
Blues
0
9
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 20 July 2016

Hoani Matenga is a professional rugby player who plays for Stade Montois. He can play in the position of either lock or loose forward. Born in Christchurch, he attended Christchurch Boys' High School and played for their first XV. In 2009, Matenga graduated from the University of Otago with degrees in marketing and tourism.[1]

Matenga made his starting debut for Otago in their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury on 12 September 2009.[1] He was a part of the Highlanders' wider training squad for the 2010 Super Rugby season. In 2011 he signed with Stade Montois in France. Looking for a better salary and easier rugby Matenga signed with the Kubota Spears in the Top League in Japan for the 2012-13 season.

On the 28 October 2015 Matenga was named in the Blues squad for the 2016 Super Rugby Season. [2]

Matenga was originally a part of the New Zealand band, Six60, playing as a Bass guitarist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steve Hepburn (12 September 2009). "Rugby: Mate against mate for Matenga". Otago Daily Times. 
  2. ^ Jones, Dave. "Injured All Blacks key to new-look Blues squad for Super Rugby 2016". Stuff. 

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