Jason Emery - a member of the Ngati Haua and Ngati Maniapoto iwi – joined the Maori All Blacks for the first time in 2014 for the tour of Japan, scoring two tries on his debut.
Emery made his Investec Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in 2013 as a 19-year-old, having earned the call-up with imposing performances for Manawatu in the 2012 ITM Cup – his debut season with the Turbos.
2012 was a big year for the young midfielder, who was part of the New Zealand Under 20 side that contested the Junior World Championships in June that year and was named Age Grade Player of the Year at the Steinlager Rugby Awards. Emery also spent two years in the New Zealand Schools side and was named in the New Zealand Under 17 squad.
He has completed three seasons at the Highlanders, where he has shown great versatility, proving to be equally comfortable at second five-eighth, centre or wing.
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