Leeson Ah Mau
20 December 1989 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||110 kg (17 st 5 lb)|
|Position||Prop, Second-row, Lock|
|2009||New Zealand Warriors||2||0||0||0||0|
|2012–||St George Illawarra||47||2||0||0||8|
|Source: Herald Sun|
Leeson Ah Mau (born 20 December 1989) is a New Zealand rugby league player in the National Rugby League (NRL). He is signed to play for the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2012, having previously played in the NRL for the North Queensland Cowboys and the New Zealand Warriors. He is a forward. He is the brother of Isaak Ah Mau. He is of Samoan descent.
Ah Mau was educated at De La Salle College and started his rugby league career with the Papatoetoe Panthers. He later moved to Otahuhu and played in Auckland Rugby League competitions. As a member of Otahuhu, Ah Mau played for the Tamaki Titans in the Bartercard Cup.
New Zealand Warriors
Ah Mau was signed to a developmental contract with the Warriors in 2007. During his first year with the club he played 18 games in the NSWRL Premier League for the Auckland Lions. In 2008 he played in the inaugural season of the Toyota Cup, making 22 appearances for the Junior Warriors. He finished his Toyota Cup career with 40 appearances, 9 tries and 1 goal.
He made his first grade debut for the Warriors in their 2009 Round One match against the Parramatta Eels. However, after suffering a hamstring injury, Ah Mau did not play first grade again in 2009. His contract was not renewed for the 2010 season, and he signed with the North Queensland Cowboys.
North Queensland Cowboys
Leeson made his first grade debut for the North Queensland Cowboys on 3 April 2010 against the Gold Coast Titans. He went on to be named the Cowboys' rookie of the year for the 2010 season, having made 18 first-grade appearances. He played in a further 15 NRL matches in the 2011 season, 12 of which were as an interchange player. His brother Isaak made five appearances for the Cowboys over the same two seasons.
St. George Illawarra Dragons
Ah Mau has signed with the St. George Illawarra Dragons for the 2012 season and resigned till 2015. He currently plays for the St George Illawarra Dragons, providing some muscle power in both attack and defence
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- Cowboys coup as star fullback Matt Bowen signs contract extension The Courier-Mail, 3 August 2011