Daniel Leo

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Daniel Leo
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Leo
Born (1982-10-02) 2 October 1982 (age 32)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb)
School(s) attended Auckland Grammar School
Club information
Playing position Lock
Current club London Irish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2005–2010 London Wasps 87 (35)
2010–2012 Bordeaux Bègles 43 (5)
2012–2014 USA Perpignan 51 (5)
2014– London Irish 7 (5)
Representative team(s)
2005– Samoa 39 (0)
2006 Pacific Islanders 3 (5)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 26 November 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 26 November 2014.

Daniel Leo (born 2 October 1982[1]) is a Samoan rugby union footballer.


Leo can play in the second row or as a back row forward.[2] He currently plays for London Irish in the Premiership,[3] having previously represented Union Bordeaux Bègles in the Top 14 and Premiership team London Wasps. He also plays for Samoa.

Before joining London Wasps, Leo, who was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia when he was 18, played for Sunnybank in the Queensland Competition, as well as the Queensland Reds. He made his international debut for Samoa at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney against Australia in June 2005.[4] He was included in the Pacific Islanders squad that toured Europe in late 2006. He was also selected in the Samoa squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup and the 2011 Rugby World Cup.


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