Josh Hohneck

Josh Hohneck earned selection for the Maori All Blacks 2015 tour to play Fiji and the NZ Barbarians on the back of a breakthrough Investec Super Rugby season with the Highlanders.

Born in Pukekohe and educated at Waikuku College and the University of Waikato, Hohneck made his ITM Cup debut as a front rower for Waikato in 2007 before shifting to Bay of Plenty in 2009. He was picked up by the Chiefs in 2012 and played 18 games for them through to 2014, starting just one. Having played at No 8 until the age of 21, he has developed into a mobile and versatile prop with a high work rate and abrasive attitude.

He possesses a well-rounded skill set and this has been evident in the major role he has played for the Highlanders in their highly successful 2015 Investec Super Rugby campaign. Although a tighthead prop by choice, Hohneck has also appeared on the loosehead side, and is regarded as one of the unsung heroes of the Southerners’ pack.

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