Jona Nareki
Height
175cm
Weight
83kg
Birthdate
27/12/1997
Province
Otago
Home Club
Alhambra-Union

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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 24 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 continue his rugby in the deep south with Otago in the Bunnings NPC this season.

Caps
40
Points
125
Debut
2017 v North Harbour
Caps
26
Points
70 (14t)
Debut
2020 v Sharks

2019 Home Jersey