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Player Details

Position Centre
Born 21/09/1993
Height 1.74m
Weight 91kg
club Kia Toa
Province Manawatu
Provincial Caps 49
Provincial Points 62 (12t, 1c)
Provincial Debut 2012 v Wellington
Super rugby caps 35
super rugby points 10 (2t)
super rugby debut 2013 vs Hurricanes

Biography

Jason Emery debuted for the Highlanders as a 19-year-old in 2013 which came off the back of a blistering Junior World Championship campaign the year before, earning him New Zealand Rugby's Age Grade Player of the Year Award. He has continued to impress in the Manawatu Turbos' midfield since making his provincial debut against Wellington in 2012 and enjoyed a solid performances with the Highlanders in 2014 and 2015. Emery joined the Maori All Blacks for the first time in 2014 and toured with them to Japan, scoring two strong tries in a 61-21 triumph in Kobe. Jason Emery in his fourth year with the Highlanders started some early games in the 2016 season before injury sidelined him. He made his way back into the team through the reserves bench later on in the season and will be looking for a big 2017 season.

What is your first rugby memory? Playing for Johnsonville under 9's and having oranges at halftime
Best rugby moment to date? Playing for the Maoti All Blacks and winning the ITM Cup with Manawatu
Team you most want to beat and why? The Crusaders - they have always been the team to beat
Who is your favourite player? Christian Cullen
Best piece of advise your mother gave you? Tidy up after yourself
What is your favourite movie? The Longest Yard
What is your favourite band? Six60
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? I love coming to Dunedin and representing the Highlanders, you get a feeling when you first come down here how hard the people here work and we try to show that through how the Highlanders play. I also love having the chance to represent my family and friends too. 
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