|Born||13/04/1980 in Paraparaumu|
|Provincial Points||25 (5t)|
|Provincial Debut||2003 v North Harbour (Northland)|
|SUper Rugby Caps||4 (Crusaders)|
|SUPER Debut||2007 v Blues (Crusaders)|
Jake Paringatai started his Super Rugby career with the Crusaders back in 2007 after making his domestic debut for Northland in the NPC back in 2003. A hard-nosed loose forward, Paringatai has been plying his trade in the Japanese Top League over the past few seasons. He will join a Highlanders forward pack that has plenty of experience and he will be a good fit for the men from the South.