PLAYER PROFILE

Jackson Garden-Bachop

First Five-Eighth

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
26
WEIGHT
95KG
HEIGHT
183CM
GAMES
2

BIOGRAPHY

THE DYNAMIC, ATTACKING First Five-Eighth Jackson Garden-Bachop returns to the Māori All Blacks for the first time since his debut in 2017.

His selection in 2017 was reward for a great Mitre 10 cup season with the Wellington Lions, which saw him named player of the year and earn a contract with the Hurricanes Super Rugby team, bringing him back home from a season with the Melbourne Rebels. He has since picked up seven appearances for the Hurricanes.

He played a pivotal role in guiding the Wellington Lions to their Mitre 10 Cup Championship title and promotion to the Premiership in 2017, scoring 142 points for the side and commanding their attacking play.

He’s not the only rugby player in the family, with his father Stephen a former Hurricane, Manu Samoa representative and All Black, while his late mother Sue, was a Black Fern, and Black Ferns selector.