Originally from Auckland, Josh Ioane travelled to the deep south in 2014 to play Premier rugby for Southern RFC. Ioane made progress in the Otago Academy Development before playing age-grade Otago rugby, as well as for the Samoan U-20 side. He joined the Highlanders in 2018 and developed his game rapidly during those 12 months, his performances for Otago in the Mitre 10 Championship were a good example of how far he has come in a short space of time and he definitely has the ability to influence the game at the next level. Ioane is an exciting young player who we know will continue to get better in our environment and keep the competition high for a position in the match day 23.
Previous Clubs/Provinces: Otago