James Lentjes


Player Details

Position Loose forward
Born 16/01/1991
Height 1.88m
Weight 101kg
Club Taieri
Province Otago
Provincial Caps 24
Provincial Points 35 (7t)
Provincial Debut 2014 v North Harbour 
Super Rugby Caps 10
Super Rugby Points 0
Super Rugby Debut 2015 v Stormers


Lentjes joined the Highlanders early in the 2015 campaign after a number of loose forward injuries meant he was called up from ITM cup level. He is a robust player who played the final of 2015 and will be working hard to recapture that spot in 2017. A mobile loose forward, Lentjes gets around the park well and is a strong runner with ball in hand.

What is your first rugby memory? Playing for the Leeston midgets in the frost
Best rugby moment to date? Winning the SR Championship 2015
Who is your favourite rugby player? John Hardie
Favourite singer/band? Cold Chisel 
Favourite food? Mum's cooking 

If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing?

Using my degree in Geology/Geography…

Best advice your mother gave you?

Use your manners
Do you have a favourite movie? Legends of the Fall and Wedding Crashers 
Favourite quote? "Petey, how many feet are in a mile? How many feet are in a mile? … 5,280 feet! You pick this ball up and run every one of 'em! You're killing me, Petey! You're killing me!" Coach Boone - Remember the Titans
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you? Very proud to represent a region with so much history and such passionate fans  
Instagram:  jimmylent