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