Ayden is a big physical, competitive player with a high work rate. He joined the Highlanders from Waikato in 2019 and was a standout player in what was an experienced team.
At the end of the 2020 Super Rugby season, Ayden was selected for the North Side in the North vs South Fixture. This illustrated the level at which he is capable to play. The 2019 Highlanders Rookie of the year will be looking for another huge season to back up the past few year's efforts.