The Highlanders rugby team for 2023/2024

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Here is the list of players of the Highlanders for the 2023/2024 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
New Zealand Ayden JOHNSTONE Prop 27 y/o 24/10/1996 1.84 m 123 kg 6 ft 19 st; 271.17 lb PRO
New Zealand Dan LIENERT-BROWN Prop 31 y/o 09/02/1993 1.84 m 117 kg 6 ft 18 st; 257.94 lb PRO
New Zealand Ethan DE GROOT Prop 25 y/o 22/07/1998 1.90 m 128 kg 6 ft 3 in 20 st 2.19 lb; 282.19 lb PRO 2026
New Zealand Jermaine AINSLEY Prop 28 y/o 08/08/1995 1.81 m 122 kg 5 ft 11 in 19 st 2.96 lb; 268.96 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Rohan WINGHAM Prop 21 y/o 04/12/2002 1.89 m 117 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 5.94 lb; 257.94 lb PRO
Tonga Saula MA'U Prop 24 y/o 29/04/2000 1.94 m 140 kg 6 ft 4 in 22 st 0.65 lb; 308.65 lb PRO
New Zealand Solomone TUKUAFU Prop 27 y/o 13/09/1996 1.86 m 132 kg 6 ft 1 in 20 st 11.01 lb; 291.01 lb PRO
New Zealand Henry BELL Hooker 24 y/o 22/08/1999 1.78 m 107 kg 5 ft 10 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
New Zealand Jack TAYLOR Hooker 20 y/o 25/06/2003 1.81 m 106 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO
New Zealand Ricky JACKSON Hooker 25 y/o 02/08/1998 1.80 m 109 kg 5 ft 11 in 17 st 2.30 lb; 240.30 lb PRO
New Zealand Fabian HOLLAND Lock 21 y/o 09/10/2002 2.04 m 118 kg 6 ft 8 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Hugo PLUMMER Lock 23 y/o 25/08/2000 1.98 m 118 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 8.15 lb; 260.15 lb PRO
New Zealand Max HICKS Lock 27 y/o 15/09/1996 1.99 m 112 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO
New Zealand Mitchell DUNSHEA Lock 28 y/o 18/11/1995 1.97 m 115 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Pari Pari PARKINSON Lock 27 y/o 12/09/1996 2.05 m 119 kg 6 ft 9 in 18 st 10.35 lb; 262.35 lb PRO
New Zealand Will STODART Lock 20 y/o 03/10/2003 1.95 m 115 kg 6 ft 5 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
New Zealand Will TUCKER Lock 26 y/o 16/03/1998 2.02 m 111 kg 6 ft 8 in 17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb PRO
New Zealand Billy HARMON Back row 29 y/o 23/12/1994 1.87 m 107 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
New Zealand Hayden MICHAELS Back row 22 y/o 03/01/2002 1.86 m 103 kg 6 ft 1 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO
New Zealand Hugh RENTON Back row 28 y/o 12/05/1996 1.93 m 114 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO
New Zealand Nikora BROUGHTON Back row 22 y/o 05/09/2001 1.88 m 105 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
Scotland Oliver HAIG Back row 22 y/o 03/01/2002 1.96 m 115 kg 6 ft 5 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
New Zealand Sean WITHY Back row 23 y/o 01/02/2001 1.91 m 108 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO
New Zealand Tom SANDERS Back row 30 y/o 05/02/1994 1.90 m 112 kg 6 ft 3 in 17 st 8.92 lb; 246.92 lb PRO 2025
Tonga Folau FAKATAVA Scrum-half 24 y/o 16/12/1999 1.77 m 80 kg 5 ft 10 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO
New Zealand James ARSCOTT Scrum-half 23 y/o 15/07/2000 1.74 m 80 kg 5 ft 9 in 12 st 8.37 lb; 176.37 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Nathan HASTIE Scrum-half 23 y/o 27/04/2001 1.77 m 88 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 12.01 lb; 194.01 lb PRO
New Zealand Ajay FALEAFAGA Fly-half 21 y/o 02/02/2003 1.75 m 89 kg 5 ft 9 in 14 st 0.21 lb; 196.21 lb PRO
New Zealand Cameron MILLAR Fly-half 21 y/o 13/07/2002 1.85 m 85 kg 6 ft 1 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO
Wales Rhys PATCHELL Fly-half 31 y/o 17/05/1993 1.90 m 94 kg 6 ft 3 in 14 st 11.23 lb; 207.23 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Jake TE HIWI Centre 22 y/o 02/02/2002 1.84 m 100 kg 6 ft 15 st; 220.46 lb PRO
New Zealand Josh TIMU Centre 26 y/o 06/07/1997 1.82 m 91 kg 6 ft 14 st; 200.62 lb PRO
New Zealand Matt WHAANGA Centre 27 y/o 25/05/1997 1.88 m 104 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 5.28 lb; 229.28 lb PRO
Samoa Tanielu TELE'A Centre 25 y/o 16/06/1998 1.87 m 107 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
New Zealand Connor GARDEN-BACHOP Winger 25 y/o 19/04/1999 1.84 m 96 kg 6 ft 15 st; 211.64 lb PRO
New Zealand Jacob RATUMAITAVUKI-KNEEPKENS Winger 22 y/o 03/08/2001 1.87 m 95 kg 6 ft 2 in 14 st 13.44 lb; 209.44 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Jona NAREKI Winger 26 y/o 27/12/1997 1.75 m 83 kg 5 ft 9 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO
New Zealand Jonah LOWE Winger 28 y/o 09/05/1996 1.84 m 92 kg 6 ft 14 st; 202.83 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Sam GILBERT Winger 25 y/o 21/01/1999 1.89 m 99 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 8.26 lb; 218.26 lb PRO
Fiji Timoci TAVATAVANAWAI Winger 26 y/o 14/02/1998 1.87 m 111 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 6.71 lb; 244.71 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Finn HURLEY Fullback 20 y/o 25/06/2003 1.75 m 75 kg 5 ft 9 in 11 st 11.35 lb; 165.35 lb PRO
Argentina Martin BOGADO Fullback 26 y/o 29/04/1998 1.92 m 96 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO 2024

Academy players who have not yet played with the pros

These players are well part of the the Highlanders squad but have not yet appeared on a game sheet this season. They are in a separate table for more readability.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
Nouvelle-Zélande A-One LOLOFIE Hooker - - - - - - ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Dylan PLEDGER Scrum-half - - - - - - ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Josh WHAANGA Centre 20 y/o 15/03/2004 1.93 m 98 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb ACADEMY

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Josh WHAANGA - 20 years old
  • Oldest player : Dan LIENERT-BROWN - 31 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Finn HURLEY - 75 kg
  • Heaviest player : Saula MA'U - 140 kg
  • Average weight : 105 kg