A speedy and slick halfback, Lewis Gjaltema made his first steps into professional rugby when he was added to the North Harbour squad ahead of the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season.
While attending Orewa College halfback Lewis Gjaltema represented the 2015 New Zealand Schools Barbarians rugby union team. A member of the Auckland Blues’ wider training squad in recent times, the promising young halfback first impressed whilst playing for Orewa College just outside of Auckland, going on to represent the New Zealand Schools Barbarians in 2015 and subsequently earning selection in the New Zealand U20s wider training squad.
After finishing school, Gjaltema played for East Coast Bays and in 2018 was voted North Harbour’s Premier Club Player Of The Year, he would later go on to captain the eam.
A regular performer for North Harbour, Gjaltema made the move North in November 2020 signing a deal with Premiership club Harlequins ahead of their 2020/21 season.
JW Nov 2020
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