|Full name||Jason Shoemark|
|Date of birth||5 February 1981|
|Place of birth||Whangarei, New Zealand|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (14 st 7 lb) |
|Rugby union career|
Shoemark made his provincial debut for Northland while still a teenager and quickly made a name for himself, emerging as a key player for the Taniwha. By 2002, he received a Super Rugby contract with the Blues, making 5 appearances and scoring a try. However, his opportunies were more limited with the Blues in 2003, as he was limited to just a single substitute appearance.
Looking to jumpstart his career, Shoemark moved south in 2004 to join Otago and the Highlanders. However, he never really hit form with Otago in two seasons with the province, and while he was included in the Highlanders squad for the 2005 Super 12 season, he made only 5 substitute appearances.
Shoemark moved back north in 2006, signing with Hawke's Bay, but was ruled out of the 2006 Air New Zealand Cup after suffering a serious neck injury. Back healthy the following year, Shoemark finally began to realize his potential, scoring 6 tries from 12 starts for the Magpies in the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup. After another stellar season in 2008 during which he scoring another 6 tries, he was called back into the Highlanders squad.
Shoemark's second stint with the Highlanders proved much more fruitful than the first, as he earned a starting spot with the club and played some of the finest rugby of his career. He started all 13 matches, scored 3 tries, and earned a call-up to the All Blacks later in the year. In 2010, Shoemark wasn't able to maintain the level of form from the previous season, although he remained a reliable regular starter. He also served as a fill-in captain and also vice-captain.
Shoemark returned to Hawke's Bay for the 2014 ITM Cup, making 10 appearances for the Magpies.
On 15 July 2010 it was announced that he would be joining newly promoted Exeter Chiefs of the Aviva Premiership at the end of the ITM Cup campaign. Shoemark made 16 appearances for the Chiefs in his first season with the club, scoring one try.
After four seasons with Exeter, Shoemark returned to New Zealand following the 2013-14 campaign.
In 2009 Shoemark was a late inclusion on the All Blacks European Tour, after Tamati Ellison was ruled out with ligament damage. However, he remains a 'nearly' All Black as he never took the field in a game.