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. A mobile loose forward, Lentjes gets around the park well and is a strong runner with ball in hand.
Lentjes had an unfortunate past couple of seasons with injury but managed to impress in the limited game time he had in the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup season. With a handful of leaders leaving the club, the openside flanker will need to embrace a leadership role to what is a realitively young team.
James has been named as captain of the squad for the 2020 Super Rugby season.
Previous Clubs/Provinces: Otago