Jackson Hemopo*image courtesy of Getty Images

Player Details

Position Lock/loose forward
Born 14/11/1993
Height 1.95m
Weight 112kg
club Green Island
Province Manawatu
Provincial Caps  27
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
Favourite singer/band? J.Cole
Favourite food? Lasange
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
Twitter @jaxhemopo
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