Jackson Hemopo

Jackson Hemopo

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.


  • Position: Lock
  • Number of Manawatu Games: 20
  • High School Club: Palmerston North Boys High School
  • Manawatu Club: Kia Toa
  • Super Rugby Teams: Highlanders
  • National Honours: Maori All Blacks


  • Nationality: New Zealand
  • Date of Birth: 14 November 1993