Brendon Leonard

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Brendon Leonard
Full name Brendon Grant Leonard
Date of birth (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Morrinsville, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 91 kg (14 st 5 lb)
School Matamata College
University Waikato Institute of Technology
Notable relative(s) Ron Leonard (father)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
New Zealand No. 1069
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
2003-2005 Morrinsville Sports
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2013– Zebre 24 (15)
correct as of 27 June 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–2013 Waikato 63 (75)
correct as of 5 November 2012.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–2013 Chiefs 74 (80)
correct as of 26 May 2013.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007–2013 New Zealand 13 (10)
correct as of 5 November 2012.

Brendon Leonard (born 16 April 1985 in Morrinsville New Zealand) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer.

Career[edit]

Leonard plays half-back and made his provincial debut for Waikato in the 2005 National Provincial Championship. He was in the Chiefs wider training group for the 2006 Super 14. After playing for Waikato in their championship winning 2006 Air New Zealand Cup side, Leonard was selected for the Chiefs in the 2007 Super 14. Leonard had a successful Super 14 where he played for Byron Kelleher who missed the first seven rounds of the competition to participate in the All Blacks reconditioning programme. Following the 2007 Super 14 he was selected for the All Blacks squad for the 2007 mid-year Tests and 2007 Tri-Nations. He was one of only two uncapped players named in the squad, and All Blacks coach Graham Henry said of Leonard's selection "Brendon [Leonard] has been the best attacking scrum-half in the Super 14 this season and has forced his way into the side based on form."[1] He made his Test debut against France at Eden Park on 2 June 2007. He came on as a substitute for Piri Weepu in the 64th minute of the All Blacks 42-11 victory.[2] He then scored his first Test try against South Africa on 14 July 2007. On 12 August 2013, Leonard left New Zealand as he signed for new Italy franchise Zebre in the Pro 12 from the 2013-14 season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leonard, Schwalger join Men in Black". planet-rugby.com. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  2. ^ "418th All Black Test : 1139th All Black Game". allblacks.com. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Zebre sign former New Zealand scrum-half Brendon Leonard". Sky Sports. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 

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