Prop Ayden Johnstone was one of three players who made the 2014 New Zealand Secondary Schools rugby squad.
A big physical player, competitive and has a high work rate, Johnstone has been key member of the Waikato pack since debuting against Counties Manuaku in 2016.
After 21 appearances for Waikato he signed a deal with the Highlanders and while he is uncapped from a Super Rugby perspective he was in the Chiefs development programme and awarded player of the year.
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 and was the 2019 Highlanders Rookie of the year
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