|Leilua playing for the Knights in 2013.|
|Full name||Joseph Ikenasio Poiva Leilua Kelemete|
12 December 1991 |
Arncliffe, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||186 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||111 kg (17 st 7 lb)|
|Position||Centre, Wing, Second-row|
|Source: Rugby League Project|
Joseph "Joey" "BJ" Leilua (born 12 December 1991) is a Samoan Australian professional rugby league footballer for the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League. He primarily plays centre, wing and second-row. Leilua is a Samoan international.
Born in Arncliffe, New South Wales, Leilua played his junior football for Hurtsville United before being by the St. George Illawarra Dragons. In 2010, he joined the Sydney Roosters. He played for the Roosters' NYC team in 2010, scoring 3 tries in 4 games.
In Round 12 of the 2010 NRL season, Leilua made his NRL debut for the Roosters against the Gold Coast Titans. Leilua played on the wing for the Roosters in their 2010 NRL Grand Final loss to the St. George Illawarra Dragons.
On 22 April 2012, Leilua re-signed with the Roosters on a 2-year contract.
On 18 December 2012, Leilua was released from his Roosters contract due to disciplinary reasons.
On 22 April 2013, Leilua re-signed with the Knights on a 2-year contract.
Leilua has played for the Australian schoolboys team.
Leilua was selected to represent Samoa in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, held in England and Wales. 
On 8 September 2014, Leilua was selected for the Samoa Four Nations train-on squad. On 7 October 2014, Leilua was selected in the Samoa national rugby league team final 24 man squad for the 2014 Four Nations series.
- "Leilua arrested after ugly bust-up". Sports News First. 28 May 2012.
- Sydney Roosters v Cronulla Sharks. Brisbanetimes.com.au (2010-06-04). Retrieved on 2010-12-20.
- New Zealand squad named for Four Nations. News.smh.com.au (2010-09-06). Retrieved on 2010-12-20.