Originally from Palmerston North Boys High School Hemopo opted to return to his roots in 2016 after a couple of seasons in Otago. The Highlanders lock had a break-out Super Rugby campaign in 2017 including a man-of-the-match performance against the British and Irish Lions. He was named the Turbos' player of the year in 2017.
One of the fastest players in Manawatu club rugby, it was only a matter of time before Boult was called into the green and white jersey. A deadly finisher, with the added bonus of a big left foot kick and a handy goalkicking option.