|Name Hoani Matenga|
Height 1.93 m
|Weight 93 kg|
|Education Christchurch Boys' High School|
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Hoani Matenga is a professional rugby player who plays for Stade Montois. He can play in the position of either lock or loose forward. Born in Christchurch, he attended Christchurch Boys' High School and played for their first XV. In 2009, Matenga graduated from the University of Otago with degrees in marketing and tourism.
Matenga made his starting debut for Otago in their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Canterbury on 12 September 2009. He was a part of the Highlanders' wider training squad for the 2010 Super Rugby season. In 2011 he signed with Stade Montois in France. Looking for a better salary and easier rugby Matenga signed with the Kubota Spears in the Top League in Japan for the 2012-13 season.
On the 28 October 2015 Matenga was named in the Blues squad for the 2016 Super Rugby Season.
Matenga was originally a part of the New Zealand band, Six60, playing as a Bass guitarist.