Leo Auva'a

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Leo Auva'a
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Personal information
Full name Leo Auv'a
Date of birth (1984-08-16) 16 August 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Wainuiomata, New Zealand
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 127 kilograms (20 st 0 lb)
Occupation(s) Rugby Player
School(s) attended St. Patrick's College, Silverstream
University(s) Victoria University of Wellington
Club information
Position(s) No.8
Current club Old Belvedere RFC
Youth clubs
Years Club
Hutt Old Boys-Marist
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
Old Belvedere RFC
Benetton Treviso
0 (0)

27 (35)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 4 February 2014.

Leo Auva'a (born 16 August 1984) is a rugby player from New Zealand who currently plays for Benetton Treviso. After failing to break into the Senior Wellington NPC side, Leo Auva'a left for Ireland after receiving an offer to join AIL side, Old Belvedere RFC.[1]

Leo Auva'a, who won the 2010/2011 'AIL league' with Old Belvedere, featured in 3 of Leinster 'A' games during the 2010/2011 season as an unsigned player. Auva'a was subsequently signed by Leinster in the summer of 2011 as cover for the players departing for the Rugby World Cup. He has since made numerous appearances in the No.8 jersey in the absence of Irish International Jamie Heaslip. To date, Auva'a has played and scored for the senior side and has also appeared for the Leinster 'A' side, including playing in the British and Irish Cup and in friendlies.[2][3]

Due to the residency rules set out by the IRB, Leo Auva'a is qualified to play for Ireland.


  1. ^ Going out?. "Schmidt salutes Auva'a progression - Rugby, Sport". Herald.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  2. ^ Leo Auva'a. "Leinster Rugby: Profiles : Leinster Squad". Leinsterrugby.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  3. ^ Leo Auva'a. "ERC : Statistics: Player Archive". Ercrugby.com. Retrieved 2012-06-16.