Jona Nareki was a member of the 2017 world champion winning NZ U20 team, his speed and agility have seen him selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad over the last two years, as well as playing 44 games for Otago. He was a part of the Ranfurly Shield winning team in 2018 and is recognised as an elite finisher with an eye for the try line.
Nareki was impressive in 2021 showing again he can finish from almost anywhere on the field. He managed to score nine tries throughout the campaign and also picked up a number of try assists. The flying Fijian picked up the Highlanders 'Back of the Year' to reward his stellar season.
A popular figure with the Highlanders community, Jona, will be welcomed back to the field in 2023 after missing the 2022 season through injury.