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Don Mann is a New Zealand rugby league footballer who represented New Zealand in the 1972 World Cup.[2]

Don Mann
Personal information
Full nameDonald Keio Mann[1]
BornNew Zealand
Playing information
PositionProp
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Glenora Bears
Ponsonby Ponies
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1964–1974 Auckland
1971–74 New Zealand 4 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
Ponsonby Ponies
Source: [2][3]

Playing careerEdit

Mann played in the Auckland Rugby League competition for both Glenora and Ponsonby United. In 1972, while playing for Ponsonby, Mann won the Hyland Memorial Cup as best coach in the Fox Memorial and in 1973 he won the Rothville Trophy as player of the year.

He represented Auckland and between 1971 and 1974 he played in Four Test matches for the New Zealand national rugby league team.[4] This included the 1972 World Cup.

Personal lifeEdit

Mann is from a big rugby league family. One of his sons, Duane, represented both Tonga and New Zealand while another, Don Jr, is the New Zealand Warriors operations manager. Two of his nephews, George and Esau, also played international rugby league.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MANN, DONALD KEIO 1971 - 72, 1974 - KIWI #492 Archived April 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Coach Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4, p.p.194-230.