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Jordan Manihera

Jordan Manihera
Personal information
Full name Jordan Mark Manihera [1]
Nickname Gordon
Born (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 113 kg (17 st 11 lb)
School(s) attended Westlake Boys High School
Club information
Playing position Blindside Flanker
Current club North Harbour / Blues
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2013– North Harbour 24 (15)
2014 Blues 2 (0)
Representative team(s)
2013 New Zealand Under-20 5 (5)

* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 12 October 2015.
† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 3 March 2014.

Jordan Manihera (born 8 May 1993) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a flanker for North Harbour in the ITM Cup[2][3] and the Blues in Super Rugby.[4][5]

Career

Manihera is a native of Auckland, and came up through the ranks at his local club North Harbour, captaining their Under 20 side to the 2012 North Championship title.[5] He debuted for Harbour in a victory over Tasman in 2012 and went on to establish himself as a regular during the 2013 ITM Cup, where he made a total of 8 appearances accompanied by 2 tries.[3]

Although not initially selected in either the Blues regular squad or wider training group for the 2014 Super Rugby season, an injury to young, Auckland flanker Joe Edwards saw Manihera take his place.[5] He was penciled in for a first super rugby game when the Blues took on the Crusaders in their second match of the season, however captain Luke Braid recovered from injury to take his place in the starting fifteen.[6] He was also later named in the Blues 27-man group for their 2 match tour of South Africa.[7]

International

Manihera was a part of the New Zealand Under-20 squad which competed in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France.[8][9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Jordan Manihera Silverdale United Player Profile". Silverdale Rugby. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jordan Manihera North Harbour Player Profile". North Harbour Rugby. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Jordan Manihera itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jordan Manihera Blues Player Profile". Blues Rugby. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Blues contract all part of the game plan". Local Matters.co.nz. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rugby: Noakes dropped by Blues". New Zealand Herald. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hickey joins Blues tour to SA". Rugby 365. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Savea and Emery headline NZ U20 squad". Stuff.co.nz. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Jordan Manihera New Zealand Under 20 Player Profile". Allblacks.com. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jordan Manihera IRB JWC 2013 Player Profile". IRB.com. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
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