Maunga Emery

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Maunga Emery
Personal information
Full name Hone Komanga Emery[1]
Born (1933-04-02)2 April 1933
New Zealand
Died 1 September 2011(2011-09-01) (aged 78)
Otahuhu, New Zealand
Playing information
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1952–1957 Combined Services
1954–1959 Auckland
1954–1958 New Zealand Māori
Rugby league
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Glenora Bears
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

Hone Komanga "Maunga" Emery (2 April 1933 – 1 September 2011) 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 Auckland between 1954 and 1959 and played for New Zealand Māori 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.


Emery is the grandfather of New Zealand rugby league international Stacey Jones.[5] His Great Great grand nephew, Jason Emery, made the New Zealand Schools rugby union team in 2010.(this article incorrectly calls him Jason's great grand father)[6]

Emery died on 1 September 2011 at Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, aged 79.[2][7]


  1. ^ Maunga Emery
  2. ^ a b "League great Hone 'Maunga' Emery dies". 2 September 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  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
  7. ^ Johnson, Chloe (4 September 2011). "Hone Emery was a great influence". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2015.