They certainly impressed Waikato Chiefs-bound Gatland, who declared: "Lawrence Dallaglio is the best leader in the game that I've ever seen."
"He is the sort of player you want to be in the trenches and he was first over the top today.
"Lawrence did a great job with the guys at half-time. Emotionally we were right there and we came out and scored first in the second half.
"As for Josh Lewsey, some of his tackles in the first 20 minutes were awesome. That really set the tone for us," Gatland added.