Jeff Thwaites is a tighthead prop from Tauranga and has been playing for the Bay of Plenty Steamers since 2015. More recently Thwaites was called into the 2018 Chiefs squad as a replacement player and ended up taking the field 11 times during his stint there. Previously part of the Chiefs Development team Thwaites is an electrician by trade but is putting the tools on the shelf to pursue a career in Super Rugby.
Thwaites has played a total of 14 games for the Highlanders and will look to add to this tally in 2022 after only playing four times during 2021.
Keep an eye out for 'Jugga' when he runs out for the Bay of Plenty Steamers again this season.