Whetu Henry

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Whetu Henry
Personal information
Full name Whetu Edward Henry
Born New Zealand
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Marist (WRL)
Eastern Suburbs (WRL)
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1973–19?? Wellington
1977–78 New Zealand 4 0 0 0 0
Source: [1]

Whetu Henry is a New Zealand former rugby league footballer who represented his country in the 1977 World Cup.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Henry moved to Wellington from Taupo in 1972.[2] Henry played for both the Marist and Eastern Suburbs clubs in the Wellington Rugby League competition and represented Wellington.

He was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1977 and played in that year's World Cup.[3] In 1978 he toured Australia and Papua New Guinea with the Kiwis.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Henry's brother Whare played for the Kiwis alongside him in 1977. A nephew, also called Whetu, played for the Wellington Lions in 2011.[5] Other relations include Alex Chan and Brackin Karauria-Henry.[6]

In 1981 Henry was one of fourteen Eastern Suburbs players who were convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of Mongrel Mob gang member Lester Epps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Team of the Century Week 8 Wellington Rugby League
  3. ^ HENRY, Whetu Edward - 1977 - 78 nzleague.co.nz
  4. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  5. ^ a b Poignant family outing for Henry family stuff.co.nz, 23 July 2011
  6. ^ Stars of tomorrow: Brackin Karauria-Henry The Star, 1 July 2005