|PROVINCIAL POINTS||15 (3t)|
|Provincial Debut||2012 v Tasman (Otago)|
|Super Rugby Caps||1|
|Super Rugby Points||0|
|Super Rugby Debut||2015 v Blues|
Young lock, Jackson Hemopo, debuted for the Highlanders against the Blues at Eden Park during their championship winning season after coming into the squad as injury cover. A former Palmerston North Boys High School student, Hemopo played for the Otago ITM Cup team from 2013-2015 but signed a one year deal to return to Manawatu in 2016. A member of the 2013 New Zealand U20s team, Hemopo didn't get regular game time in 2016 but has since had a strong showing for Manawatu during this season's Mitre Ten Cup and will be hoping to crack the starting 23 at some point in 2017.
What is your first rugby memory?
|Playing one way at Rotorua Intermediate|
|What is your best rugby moment to date?||Highlanders debut vs Blues in 2015|
|Who is your favourite rugby player?||Liam Squire|
|If you weren't a rugby player, what would you be doing?||Builder|
|What does representing the Highlanders mean to you?||It's an honour to be part of the Highlanders|
|Hate being without..||My dog|