Josh Timu is a familiar face in the Highlanders squad after being part of the pre-season squads in 2017, 2018, 2019 seasons.
Since then Timu has been plying his trade overseas and played for the Japanese Super Rugby Team, the Sunwolves, in 2019. An ankle surgery in late 2019 saw Timu sit out the 2020 Super Season before coming back to play for Otago in the NPC later that year and was called into the Crusaders as injury cover in 2021.
Timu comes from great rugby stock being the son of Otago legend and All Black, John Timu.
Josh Timu has earned a full contract for the 2022 season and is known for his courageous defence.