|Full name||Emmanuel Yere|
24 October 1983 |
Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||13 st 1 lb (83 kg)|
As of 16 July 2017
Emmanuel Menzie Yere (born 24 October 1983) is a rugby league player who currently plays for Sheffield Eagles in England. He is a Papua New Guinea international. He is also Sheffield's all-time leading try scorer.
In 2010, the club discovered that Yere had been buying kit (particularly boots) and taking unwanted kit to send back to his home country, where kit shortage is a problem. With Yere's support they set up kits2kids, a charity that collects kit from companies, clubs, schools and individuals and ships it to PNG.
Yere is often known as "The Jukebox" because he has so many hits, referring to the large number of heavy tackles he makes in each game.
In 2013, he scored a club record 46 tries in one season, comfortably beating the previous record of 35 tries set by Quentin Laulu-Togagae a year earlier. He also surpassed Daryl Powell's career total of 114 tries, making him the club's highest all-time try scorer. In April 2017 Menzie became one of few players to have played 250 games for the Eagles, by taking to the field in a 18-42 League win over Rochdale Hornets.
He played for Papua New Guinea in the 2010 Four Nations tournament scoring two tries, taking his total representative tries to 9, the most for any PNG player.
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- "Club Records". Sheffield Eagles RLFC. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Wilshere handed Kumuls captaincy". BBC. 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
- Kumuls named The National, 12 October 2009
- "PNG thrash Tonga to reach Pacific Cup Final". Daily Telegraph. 25 October 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
- "PNG seal 2010 Four Nations place". BBC Sport. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
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