Rugby Transfers for the Highlanders for 2023/2024

This page list all rugby transfers of the Highlanders for next season 2023/2024, all relevant datas as new signings, arrivals, departures, extensions, loans are listed :
  • Players IN : 12
  • Players OUT : 22
  • Contract extensions : 6

Ages are calculated at the first of July 2023.

Color Legend : ACADEMY PLAYER, PRO.

All rugby transfers for the Highlanders

(*) the lines in italics are unofficial informations, probable signings but not confirmed yet.

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Players IN
  1. New Zealand Rohan WINGHAM, Prop, 20 y/o, Otago (NZL)
  2. New Zealand Ricky JACKSON, Hooker, 24 y/o, Otago (NZL)
  3. New Zealand Henry BELL, Hooker, 23 y/o, Utah (USA)
  4. New Zealand Mitchell DUNSHEA, Lock, 27 y/o, Crusaders (NZL)
  5. New Zealand Tom SANDERS, Back row, 29 y/o, Tokyo Sungoliath (JPN)
  6. New Zealand Hayden MICHAELS, Back row, 21 y/o, Southland (NZL)
  7. Wales Rhys PATCHELL, Fly-half, 30 y/o, Scarlets (WAL)
  8. Samoa Tanielu TELE'A, Centre, 25 y/o, Blues (NZL)
  9. Fiji Timoci TAVATAVANAWAI, Winger, 25 y/o, Moana Pasifika (NZL)
  10. New Zealand Jacob RATUMAITAVUKI-KNEEPKENS, Winger, 21 y/o, Blues (NZL)
  11. New Zealand Will STODART, Lock, 19 y/o, Otago (NZL)
  12. New Zealand Ajay FALEAFAGA, Fly-half, 20 y/o, Otago (NZL)
Players OUT
  1. New Zealand Jeff THWAITES, Prop, 30 y/o
  2. New Zealand PJ SHECK, Prop, 23 y/o, Blues (NZL)
  3. New Zealand Luca INCH, Prop, 21 y/o, Tasman (NZL)
  4. New Zealand Andrew MAKALIO, Hooker, 31 y/o
  5. Australia Josh DICKSON, Lock, 28 y/o, Toyota Verblitz (JPN)
  6. New Zealand James LENTJES, Back row, 32 y/o
  7. Tonga Shannon FRIZELL, Back row, 29 y/o, Brave Lupus (JPN)
  8. New Zealand Marino MIKAELE TU'U, Back row, 25 y/o, Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars (JPN)
  9. New Zealand Aaron SMITH, Scrum-half, 34 y/o, Toyota Verblitz (JPN)
  10. England Freddie BURNS, Fly-half, 33 y/o, Toyota Industries Shuttles (JPN)
  11. Tonga Fetuli PAEA, Centre, 28 y/o, Zebre (ITA)
  12. New Zealand Scott GREGORY, Centre, 24 y/o, Zebre (ITA)
  13. Fiji Mosese DAWAI, Winger, 25 y/o
  14. Fiji Vilimoni KOROI, Winger, 25 y/o
  15. New Zealand Mitch HUNT, Fullback, 28 y/o, Mie Honda Heat (JPN)
Gone during season
  1. New Zealand Rhys MARSHALL, Hooker, 30 y/o, Waikato (NZL)
  2. New Zealand Leni APISAI, Hooker, 27 y/o, Auckland (NZL)
  3. New Zealand Josh BEKHUIS, Lock, 37 y/o, Southland (NZL)
  4. New Zealand Kemara HAUITI-PARAPARA, Scrum-half, 26 y/o, Wellington (NZL)
  5. New Zealand Marty BANKS, Fly-half, 33 y/o, Southland (NZL)
  6. New Zealand Thomas UMAGA-JENSEN, Fullback, 25 y/o, Otago (NZL)
  7. New Zealand Finn HURLEY, Fullback, 20 y/o, Otago (NZL)
Contract Extensions
  1. New Zealand Ethan DE GROOT, Prop, 24 y/o, 2026
  2. New Zealand Nathan HASTIE, Scrum-half, 22 y/o
  3. New Zealand Cameron MILLAR, Fly-half, 20 y/o
  4. New Zealand Jake TE HIWI, Centre, 21 y/o
  5. New Zealand Jack TAYLOR, Hooker, 20 y/o
  6. Scotland Oliver HAIG, Back row, 21 y/o
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The Highlanders team for season 2023/2024

The squad of Highlanders for 2023/2024 includes players still under contract, players with contract lenght undisclosed, players who have officially signed or not. The players who have not yet extended their contract are not listed below.

Hooker
  1. New Zealand Ricky JACKSON, 24 y/o
  2. New Zealand Henry BELL, 23 y/o
  3. New Zealand Jack TAYLOR(2), 20 y/o
Lock
  1. New Zealand Mitchell DUNSHEA, 27 y/o
  2. New Zealand Pari Pari PARKINSON(2), 26 y/o
  3. New Zealand Max HICKS(2), 26 y/o
  4. New Zealand Will TUCKER(2), 25 y/o
  5. New Zealand Fabian HOLLAND, 20 y/o
  6. New Zealand Will STODART, 19 y/o
Back row
  1. New Zealand Tom SANDERS, 29 y/o
  2. New Zealand Billy HARMON(2), 28 y/o
  3. New Zealand Hugh RENTON(2), 27 y/o
  4. New Zealand Sean WITHY(2), 22 y/o
  5. New Zealand Nikora BROUGHTON(2), 21 y/o
  6. New Zealand Hayden MICHAELS, 21 y/o
  7. Scotland Oliver HAIG(2), 21 y/o
Scrum-half
  1. New Zealand James ARSCOTT, 22 y/o
  2. New Zealand Nathan HASTIE(2), 22 y/o
Fly-half
  1. Wales Rhys PATCHELL, 30 y/o
  2. New Zealand Cameron MILLAR(2), 20 y/o
  3. New Zealand Ajay FALEAFAGA, 20 y/o
Centre
  1. New Zealand Matt WHAANGA(2), 26 y/o
  2. New Zealand Josh TIMU(2), 26 y/o
  3. Samoa Tanielu TELE'A, 25 y/o
  4. New Zealand Jake TE HIWI(2), 21 y/o
Fullback
  1. Argentina Martin BOGADO(2), 25 y/o
(2) Player whose end of contract date is unknown.

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