|Provincial Points||30 (6t)|
|Provincial Debut||2013 v Tasman|
|Super Rugby Caps||6|
|Super Rugby Points||5 (1t)|
|Super Rugby Debut||2016 v Blues|
Originally hailing from Taranaki, Tei Walden has worked his way through the Otago Academy and age group sides to join the Highlanders' Wider Training Group for the second season. A strong running midfielder, Walden was selected for the New Zealand U20 team that played in the 2013 Junior World Championship. Tei is a steady mid-fielder who played a couple games for the Highlanders in 2016 and performed solidily during those opportunities. He was a regular starter for Otago in the Mitre Ten Cup and will be hoping to break into the Highlanders playing 23 next season.
|What is your first rugby memory?||I grew up on the sidelines watching rugby and playing in barefeet|
|Best rugby moment to date?||Playing in the Junior World Cup in 2013|
|Who is your favourite rugby player?||Beauden Barrett|
|Favourite singer/band?||The Gromz|
|Favourite food?||Mum's lasagne!|
If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing?
Best thing your mother taught you?
|Don't sweat the small stuff|
|Do you have a favourite movie?||Chasing Mavericks|
|What does representing the Highlanders mean to you?||It's a huge opportunity to improve my game and learn from some of the best in the game|