Tomás Leonardi

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Tomás Leonardi
Personal information
Full name Tomás Cristian Leonardi
Born (1987-01-07) 7 January 1987 (age 27)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Club information
Playing position Loose Forward
Current club Edinburgh Rugby
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Pts)
2009–12 S.I.C. 27 (30)
2010–12 Pampas XV 22 (5)
2013 Eastern Province Kings 4 (0)
2013 Kings 1 (0)
2013 S.I.C. 0 (0)
2013– Edinburgh 15 (0)
Representative team(s)
2008– Argentina 18 (20)
* Senior club appearances and points correct as of 13 May 2014.

† Appearances (Points).

‡ Representative team caps and points correct as of 24 June 2013.

Tomás Leonardi (born 7 January 1987 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine rugby union footballer. He plays in the back row for Edinburgh Rugby in the RaboDirect Pro12.[1][2]

Club Rugby[edit]

A player for S.I.C. in Argentina, he also was included in the Argentinian high performance squad, the Pampas XV to play in the South African Vodacom Cup competitions in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

2013 Southern Kings Super Rugby season[edit]

He joined the Kings for the 2013 Super Rugby season.[3] However, he made just one single substitute appearance, coming on as a 58th minute substitute against the Chiefs.[4]

He was initially named in their touring squad to Australasia for games against Crusaders, Hurricanes, Brumbies and Rebels,[5] but were then recalled[6] after the Kings fielded more than the allowed two foreigner players in their match against the Chiefs.[7] He did, however, make four appearances for the Eastern Province Kings in the domestic 2013 Vodacom Cup tournament, with injury preventing him making more appearances.

He left the Kings in July 2013[8] and, after a few appearances for former side S.I.C. in the Torneo de la URBA in Argentina, he moved to Scotland to join Edinburgh Rugby.[9]

International[edit]

He made his debut for Argentina in November 2008 against Chile.[10] In May 2010, he was selected in a squad of over 40 players to represent Argentina in the two-test Summer tour of Europe. He has been a regular international for Argentina ever since.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "It's Rugby profile". It's Rugby. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "ESPN Scrum profile". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "2013 Southern Kings Super Rugby season". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Southern Kings vs Chiefs". South African Rugby Union. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Southern Kings Touring Squad announced". Rugby15. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Southern Kings recall two foreign players". Rugby Heaven. Associated Press. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Southern Kings face points deduction after using three foreigners against Chiefs". Sky Sports. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Leonardi no sigue en Southern Kings". ESPN Deportes Scrum (in Spanish). 15 July 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Edinburgh sign versatile back-row forward Tomas Leonardi". BBC. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Chile v Argentina". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 27 November 2012.