Jackson Hemopo rugby player
Jackson Hemopo rugby player

Jackson Hemopo

14th Nov 1993 1.95m/110kg No 4 Lock

A former Palmerston North Boys High School student, Hemopo played for Otago in 2013-2015 before signing a deal to return to Manawatu in 2016 where he has continued to develop ever since.

A member of the 2013 New Zealand U20s team, Hemopo built on his one Super Rugby cap for the Highlanders in 2015 during their championship-winning season and gained additional experience at the Super Rugby level.

Standing 1.93m and 108 kg, Hemopo signed for three more years with the 'Landers in October 2016 & was selected for the Maori All Blacks for their Northern Tour on the back of a very impressive provincial season with Manawatu.

Showing his ability to step up to international rugby, Hemopo had already impressed with his outstanding form for the Highlanders in their historic victory against the British & Irish Lions.

In June 2018, Hemopo was called into the All Blacks squad as injury cover and went on to make his debut in the final Test against France in Eden Park.

Hemopo heads into the 2018 Rugby Championship with 1 test cap.


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No 4 Lock
2015 - present
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No 4 Lock
2016 - present
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No 5 Lock
2017 - present
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No 4 Lock
2018 - present
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No 4 Lock
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